Lotus Elan

Handbrake mounting in LHD +2?

PostPost by: JGeezer » Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:03 pm

Simple question, but I'm puzzled. The +2 handbrake has a three-hole bracket that can rotate to any orientation:

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but I can't find any mounting points that match them anywhere under there (not pedal box bolts, steering column, etc.) - in fact, none that will match any two of them.

Can anyone take pity on the poor newbie who got this project already mostly disassembled, and tell me the secret?
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PostPost by: mbell » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:05 pm

My 73 s130 (RHD) just had a single bolt + stack of washer. From memory I extended my additional pedal box bracing out and under the handbrake mounting for extra strength.
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PostPost by: JGeezer » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:56 pm

mbell wrote:My 73 s130 (RHD) just had a single bolt + stack of washer. From memory I extended my additional pedal box bracing out and under the handbrake mounting for extra strength.


Thanks. OK, tried something like that. I don't like how it wiggles with just the single bolt, and I'll wait till I get the dash back in to see if I like where the handle is or if I want to move it.
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