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+2 with elan nose

PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:07 pm
by h20hamelan
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???

Re: +2 with elan nose

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:08 pm
by cal44
O.K...........I'll bite. Why.....................?

Re: +2 with elan nose

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:07 am
by ardee_selby
cal44 wrote:O.K...........I'll bite. Why.....................?


Yes, why indeed?!

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

Rhinoplasty.jpg
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Cheers - Richard

Re: +2 with elan nose

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:24 am
by Spyder fan
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.

Metier.jpg and


Regards

Re: +2 with elan nose

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:29 am
by ardee_selby
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

Cheers - Richard

Re: +2 with elan nose

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:37 am
by Spyder fan
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?

Re: +2 with elan nose

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:47 am
by ardee_selby
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

P.S. I'm working on a +2 nose on an Elan...just in case! :roll:

Re: +2 with elan nose

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:57 am
by Spyder fan
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.

Regards

Re: +2 with elan nose

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:48 pm
by nebogipfel
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

Re: +2 with elan nose

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:58 pm
by ardee_selby
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:

Cheers - Richard

Re: +2 with elan nose

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:20 pm
by holywood3645
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.

James

Re: +2 with elan nose

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:31 pm
by elansprint71
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:

Cheers - Richard[/quote]
Rubbish.

I'm convinced this is where Hickman got the idea. can you marry this to a BABY :roll: Elan?
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Re: +2 with elan nose

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:17 am
by ardee_selby
elansprint71 wrote: I'm convinced this is where Hickman got the idea.


PODS.jpg and

Re: +2 with elan nose

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:20 pm
by elansprint71
It's amazingly close, is it not? The pod on the Cord is wound up and down manually, btw.

Re: +2 with elan nose

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:15 pm
by h20hamelan
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)

regards
james shaw