Lotus Elan

Hexagonal Spinners - Tool

PostPost by: TonyCaldwell » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:59 pm

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Evening all,

Back for some expertise and knowledge.

Anyone recognise this tool, home made and or orig equip? - (came with my one previous owner 71 Sprint)



Thanks

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PostPost by: bitsobrits » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:22 pm

Looks to be a homemade handle attached to the factory tool (which was intended to be used with a hammer). Could also be an aftermarket item.
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PostPost by: SimonH » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:32 pm

The tool looks like the one I have which I was told was a lotus part. I can’t say if that’s true or not but from memory it looks like that one so probably not a one off
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PostPost by: TonyCaldwell » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:04 pm

Thanks Gents,

The welding is extremely poor (that said it has lasted 50 years fine!) but, it is light and well designed which makes me think it well may have come out of the factory

Can send more pictures; cannot imagine‘home made’ would stretch to the plastic handle?
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PostPost by: baileyman » Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:02 am

Looks like the one I had in my Plus 2.

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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:51 am

baileyman wrote:Looks like the one I had in my Plus 2.

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+1, Looks like the one that came with my Plus 2 130/5
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PostPost by: peterako » Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:11 pm

I have a similar one I got off eBay ('new') a number of years ago.

Better welding :)

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