Lotus Elan

Carpets

PostPost by: peterlotuselan » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:40 pm

Hi, need new carpets in my 1970 Lotus Elan S4 DHC S/E, any ideas please? I have seen a number of suppliers on internet with various prices, anybody have any experiences they could share?
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:08 pm

Sue Miller - highly recommended
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PostPost by: Chris-72sprint » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:32 pm

Another vote for Sue Miller - good quality and easy fit
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PostPost by: David1953 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:59 am

I did not go to Sue, and mine did not fit well.
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PostPost by: peterlotuselan » Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:49 am

Thanks very much, I have contacted Sue so hopefully new carpets coming soon.
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:33 pm

peterlotuselan wrote:Hi, need new carpets in my 1970 Lotus Elan S4 DHC S/E, any ideas please? I have seen a number of suppliers on internet with various prices, anybody have any experiences they could share?


I replaced my carpets 40 years ago when no kits were available. I used the old carpets and boards to make paper patterns. I bought the best/tightest pile automotive carpet in could find. Other than the drivers floor area, the carpets held up well. I used 12 square yards including carpeting the boot floor.
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PostPost by: Greg Foster » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:02 am

HMM! Sure it wasn't 12 Linear Feet?
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:52 am

Greg Foster wrote:HMM! Sure it wasn't 12 Linear Feet?


There's a surprising amount of carpet lining the interior of an Elan. The carpet came in 76" width. YMMV
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