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Front Damper Access Grommets?

PostPost by: AHM » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:57 am

Hi All,

Should there be access grommets in the bodywork above the front dampers?

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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:10 am

I have one on the right hand side only - '72 Sprint

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:18 am

Ditto for my Sprint & S3
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PostPost by: AHM » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:26 am

Any chance of pictures please?

I have the usual - fibreglassed over version!
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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:38 am

AHM wrote:Any chance of pictures please?

I have the usual - fibreglassed over version!

Pictures of my car - that's not to say yours will be the same.
Rear strut hole1.jpg and

Rear strut hole2.jpg and


My advice would be to drill a small hole as per the dimensions just to make sure that it is line with the strut before drilling the 50mm holes.
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:44 am

types26/36 wrote:Ditto for my Sprint & S3


Ditto on my S3 Coupe i.e. 1 at the front, but 2 for the struts.

Brian had shown the rears...does that mean some have only one for rear struts?
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PostPost by: 512BB » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:29 am

No Richard, there should always be 2 for the rear struts, but it appears that there is normally only one above one of the front shocks. I think this is because the body moulding comes down to low on 1 side of the car at the front, and the top of the shock pokes through, therefore not allowing a grommit to be fitted.

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PostPost by: elj221c » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:37 am

My S2 doesn't have any official holes but the drvers side (RHD) has poked through the glass.
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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:11 pm

ardee_selby wrote:Brian had shown the rears...does that mean some have only one for rear struts?

That's because he can't read. :oops:
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PostPost by: bilcoh » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:42 pm

My S2 has holes on both sides in the front, and while they are intentionally cut holes rather than created by the shock top poking through, they hardly look official, even by Lotus standards. No grommets up front. I assume the holes were "installed" by the DPO that predated even my dad and myself. They match the, er, "utility finish" standards of the diamond shape cutouts in the boot to give access to the Frustacones for the diff mounting.

Which begs the questions (sorry to hijack the thread), were there standard access holes in the boot to get to the Frustacones, or were they just glassed over? Photos would be awesome. Thanks.

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PostPost by: TurbineHeli » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:59 am

Are these grommets available and who would be a good source?

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PostPost by: peterexpart » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:52 pm

bcmc33 wrote:
AHM wrote:Any chance of pictures please?

I have the usual - fibreglassed over version!

Pictures of my car - that's not to say yours will be the same.
Rear strut hole1.jpg

Rear strut hole2.jpg


My advice would be to drill a small hole as per the dimensions just to make sure that it is line with the strut before drilling the 50mm holes.

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