Lotus Elan

Steel wheel restoration

PostPost by: jimj » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:34 pm

Firstly, my apologies for suggesting the wheel rims are a different size on S4s and Sprints. It`s the tyres that are wider, of course.
Re. MWS it would be great if someone local to Slough could pop in with their spare wheel and ask, anyone?
I`m still trying to find someone locally to true up mine, though not an engineer I can`t see that it`s a difficult job with the right equipment.
Next, is it not possible to replace the rims entirely, re-riveting and welding back in the original centres?
Finally, looking at the various costs, new wheels from the Elan Factory look an increasingly viable proposition.
Isn`t anyone else interested? We don`t need that many.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:02 pm

I could be interested in a spare set of wheels.
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:20 pm

There doesnt seem to be enough interest. Ive suggested that the Elan Factory talk to all of the UK Lotus spares outlets to see if they can broker a deal. Meantime, pressurs gone off for me, found the good original that I wanted.
I've got a deadline, at 73, I want to finish it before I die!
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