Lotus Elan

Rotten quarter light

PostPost by: dr_jayhart » Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:20 pm

Good afternoon all. So as my quarter light lower bit has dissolved into rust does anyone know of a good source of replacement? I bought some many moons ago for a rainy day and have gone to offer them up today and they are shockingly poor fit. Before I go trying to modify them is there another source? Many thanks.
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:26 pm

Interested to know how you get on with this. I have a similar issue in that the ones I have, look like they will take a lot of work to fit. Susan Miller lists them but had no stock at the beginning of June and didn't seem likely she would get any in soon. I believe she now has the rubber seals again.
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PostPost by: vxah » Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:04 pm

I suspect I know who the supplier was! I was assured they would fit perfectly but, in reality they were nothing like! In the end I repaired the old ones, they don’t have to look too good as they are not visible when fitted. I also had a kit of rubbers for the quarter glasses but again no good because the groove for the glass was too wide by some margin! Again I refitted the old ones as they just don’t seem to rot like all the other rubber components?
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