Lotus Elan

Inverted knockoffs?

PostPost by: zog » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:00 pm

I got these 3 eared knock offs with a bunch of other goodies. It appears that someone has taken the time to slice off the ear part. Flip it over. Rethread it back on and mount a Lotus emblem on them. They are really beat up but interesting. Anyone ever seen something like this?
Attachments
bumpers 013.JPG and
zog
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 203
Joined: 15 Nov 2003

PostPost by: ardee_selby » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:17 pm

They look like the "Super Safety" variant, that get a mention & picture in this thread:

elan-f15/simple-wheel-protector-reduce-knock-wheel-nut-mishap-t23433.html

Cheers - Richard
ardee_selby
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2255
Joined: 30 Sep 2003
Location: Outta Here

PostPost by: garyeanderson » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:59 pm

From 36/6292

I think that something other than lead was used on this Knock on...

Maybe the scratches will buff out?
Attachments
SS knockon.jpg and
User avatar
garyeanderson
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 3128
Joined: 12 Sep 2003
Location: Massachusetts, U.S.A.

PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:40 pm

Back in the day some of these spinners made it on to UK cars as well.
User avatar
Mazzini
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1876
Joined: 11 Dec 2010
Location: NE UK

PostPost by: garyeanderson » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:38 pm

This was posted once before! this looks like it may be a good place for it now.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I thought this would make a fair topic, others talk about them but I would rather see em. I rounded up some that I had around and got some pictures of all three kinds that I know about. Is anyone else aware of other styles that were used on either Elan or Plus2? Please post photos if you have them.

Safety (first attempt, ears bent inward) 36/6292 in gold, 45/7334 Safety octigon, NOS (without hammer blows or stillson jaw marks)
Image

Image
Image
Image
I don't own any 26r stuff but I have a decent picture that I took so I think that will have to do.
Image

A couple more from Roger
roger Elan.jpg and


26r wheel.JPG and
User avatar
garyeanderson
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 3128
Joined: 12 Sep 2003
Location: Massachusetts, U.S.A.

PostPost by: bast0n » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:21 pm

Image

As bought new in 1966 on an S3 - so some did make it onto UK cars. I was told at the time that they were for foreign markets where people were worried about tearing their nylons.....................

Hope this helps,

D
David

Anarchy Elan S3 SE

Image
bast0n
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 298
Joined: 31 Oct 2008
Location: Somerset

PostPost by: elj221c » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:42 pm

"Safety (first attempt, ears bent inward) 36/6292 in gold"

Gary,
I assume that was a tongue in cheek quote?
I have a couple of 'Safetys' like that which were produced from ordinary spinners being whacked with god knows what but inside my monsterous 7" rims which does make life difficult pre Sarto. The PO didn't include a copper mallet so I can only assume he used a club hammer! My gold is rust, though!
Interesting to see a real Safety spinner on a UK car on David's car although I trust he doesn't actually wear nylons!
Attachments
P1020437.1.JPG and
Roy
'65 S2
User avatar
elj221c
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 633
Joined: 12 Sep 2003
Location: Surrey Hills, England

PostPost by: garyeanderson » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:59 pm

Hi Roy

Kind of a different but the same. 36/6292 came with those gold painted knock-ons (to match the front and rear bumpers and under the doors). this Coupe also had the JAP magna wheels, 7" in back and 6" in front.
Image
User avatar
garyeanderson
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 3128
Joined: 12 Sep 2003
Location: Massachusetts, U.S.A.

PostPost by: elj221c » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:29 am

Well, Gary, how odd. I did something similar when I re-chassied my car in '82.
I decided I didn't like it much and scrubbed the paint off the spinners and painted the wheels silver.
One day I may go back to the original black with silver rim and spoke edges.
6s and 7s on mine too.
Attachments
Elan82.1.jpg and
Roy
'65 S2
User avatar
elj221c
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 633
Joined: 12 Sep 2003
Location: Surrey Hills, England

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests