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PostPost by: gino1 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:43 pm

I have come accross this strange steel strip inside both doors as in pic.
Can anyone shine some light on this ?
Maybe to hold e seal ?
If anyone's got the same i would appreciate you posting a photo.
thanks
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PostPost by: gino1 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:45 pm

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1965 Elan S2 Roadster
1965 Elan S3 Coup?
1967 Elan S3 Coup?
1968 Elan S4 Coup?
1969 Elan +2
1968 Lotus Seven S3
1982 Lotus Esprit S3
1961 Ford Anglia
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:01 pm

This could be the strip that holds the molding to stop drips entering the cabin.

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PostPost by: pharriso » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:22 pm

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PostPost by: gino1 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:53 pm

Thanks for your help...been reading up on this secondary seal and apparently it was fitted to early plus twos.
I'll clean them and plate them and will refit them with a 90 degree seal.
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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:27 am

Gino, my car is a February 1970 Plus 2S (Federal) and had the same metal plate and seal on the inner wing surface, like in your pic. Actually can't remember now off hand what the complementary seal was on the inner leading edge of door. Would have to go back through the pics. I fiberglassed over all those holes and will wait till after final assembly to determine what if any secondary seals I will install. But most probably not a metal plate, etc.

Really like the discussion in the following thread, and especially Plus 2's contribution . . .

lotus-chassis-f36/secondary-door-seals-coupe-t31987.html

Regards,

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