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+2 with elan nose

PostPost by: h20hamelan » Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:07 pm

Hey all
Grew up in a Elan 67s3 fhc
bought one for the family but required the +2
want to put the elan front nose on the +2

anyone ever seen any +2's with elan fronts on em???
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PostPost by: cal44 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:08 pm

O.K...........I'll bite. Why.....................?
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:07 am

cal44 wrote:O.K...........I'll bite. Why.....................?


Yes, why indeed?!

Is this the sort of "thing" you have in mind?

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:24 am

Richard's photo-shopped picture makes the prospect of doing the nose swap look quite attractive, however it's unlikely to look that good in real life, the +2 is balanced and elegant even when viewed with a contemporary eye. Please see the picture below of one of the +2 prototypes in this case the METIER, it has a strange mix of Elan and the +2 it was to become, not a good marriage IMHO.

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:29 am

Spyder fan wrote: Please see the picture below of one of the +2 prototypes in this case the METIER, it has a strange mix of Elan and the +2 it was to become, not a good marriage IMHO. Regards


Another reference here:

http://www.marcos-cc.de/pdfartikel/Spec ... Marcos.pdf

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:37 am

Is there really a need to have 2 threads going on this subject? one in Elans http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/elan-f14/with-elan-nose-t24115.htmland the other here in Plus 2...... it's got me really confused :? perhaps things in common was designed for this thread?
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:47 am

Spyder fan wrote:Is there really a need to have 2 threads going on this subject?


No. That's why I put the link/cross reference to this one, from the Elan forum, to send folks here:

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P.S. I'm working on a +2 nose on an Elan...just in case! :roll:
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:57 am

Thanks Richard!

I have read your post on the Elan forum properly now........ will stick in Plus 2 forum for the duration then.

It does seem an odd thing to do a front end swap of this type, it would require a fair bit of cutting and shutting due to the differing body widths, although anything is possible with fibreglass, the result in the flesh would be interesting to see. Perhaps we have all become too accustomed to the shape and proportions of our cars that anything different is just wrong somehow.

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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:48 pm

ardee_selby wrote:
Spyder fan wrote:Is there really a need to have 2 threads going on this subject?


No. That's why I put the link/cross reference to this one, from the Elan forum, to send folks here:

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That's a bit of a shame ....I was growing quite fond of this thread :D
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:58 pm

nebogipfel wrote:
ardee_selby wrote:
Spyder fan wrote:Is there really a need to have 2 threads going on this subject?


No. That's why I put the link/cross reference to this one, from the Elan forum, to send folks here:

Cheers - Richard


That's a bit of a shame ....I was growing quite fond of this thread :D


Sorry! So how about a +2 nose with an Elan attached. Any better? :roll:

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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:20 pm

Ref; Spyder Fan blue +2 picture. I don't think the baby elan pop-up head lights do anything for the car. However, I really like the lines of the blue car and thought a similar headlight design to Ferrari Daytona would work nicely with the +2 body shape.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:31 pm

ardee_selby wrote:
That's a bit of a shame ....I was growing quite fond of this thread :D


Sorry! So how about a +2 nose with an Elan attached. Any better? :roll:

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Rubbish.

I'm convinced this is where Hickman got the idea. can you marry this to a BABY :roll: Elan?
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:17 am

elansprint71 wrote: I'm convinced this is where Hickman got the idea.


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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:20 pm

It's amazingly close, is it not? The pod on the Cord is wound up and down manually, btw.
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:15 pm

some good stuff

thanks all

i grew up in a elan (just the 6 of us) though my father would not take more than 4 at a time (because of weight)
and i can't get excited about my +2 nose

my wife will not allow the children to ride without seatbelts (i felt safe behind my fathers seat)

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