Lotus Elan

+2S 130/5 windscreen

PostPost by: lotusnut » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:50 am

More help needed guys, Are all elan +2 windscreens the same regardless of being bonded or rubber mounted, I know that that the aperture return size is smaller on the bonded version. Cheers
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:36 am

Yes...

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PostPost by: tcsoar » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:16 pm

Yes.....but,

I have two screens, they are the same apart from the thickness of the glass. One of them gave me trouble when trying to fit it with the plastic chrome trim, cant remember which one though.

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PostPost by: theelanman » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:19 pm

yes and no........
dimensions are the same
however the glass can be different.....IIRC there are plain, tinted, sundym......
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PostPost by: lotusnut » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:29 am

That's what I had hoped, now has anybody got a spare they would care to sell, as I bought this car in bits, it had a cracked windscreen hence not covered by insurance.
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PostPost by: denicholls2 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:14 pm

I'll offer the opinion that you're better off with a new one than someone else's second best original. They are available, there was a post in the last few weeks with a reference and the price is in line with current prices for lesser cars. Search the archives.

The rear screen was on the NLA list a few years back, don't know if that has been corrected or not.
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PostPost by: Mick6186 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:16 pm

The Plus 2 screen is the same as the Reliant Scimitar SE5A. There are two on e-bay at the moment. Both laminated . Search for Reliant Scimitar windscreen. They are cheap!
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PostPost by: lotusnut » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:15 pm

Have sent guy on e bay a message, no answer as yet.
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PostPost by: dougal9887 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:40 pm

How fussy are you and how far do you want to travel?
I have a 130/5 screen which you could have for the asking. Only trouble is I'm in Scotland so couldn't be much further from you. I replaced it as the bottom corners had gone cloudy (delamination?), but perfectly usable.
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PostPost by: lotusnut » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:07 pm

Thanks Dougal, but you are too far away. By the time I drive to you and back plus some overnight accomodation it would be about the price of a new one bashing on the prices quoted.
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:18 pm

It was originally a Ford screen (consul classic?) and hence you can even get heated screens from time to time.

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PostPost by: 10kph » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:40 pm

My 71 +2 bonded screen surround is disgusting.
It is probably original and the clear plastic covering the chrome has had so much uv radiation it is now yellow. I have seen many with creases in the underlying chrome and have resisted repalcing mine for something else which is not perfect and costs a fortune.
Early elans with black rubber surrounds look good so I have taken measurements and a surround in black from modern ford cars would replace the chrome trim. Has anyone tried this and how does it look? Not original but possibly neater than most !
The surrounds I have looked at are the same shape and size as original chrome and the screenwould still be bonded .
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PostPost by: lotusnut » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:15 am

I had not thought of this, but my understanding is that you would have to trim the fibreglass aperture return in order to fit the rubber. Also remember that a bonded screen aids the rigidity of the shell, whether Lotus went over to bonding because of this is any ones guess. If you go ahead, post some pics..
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PostPost by: DavidLB » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:18 am

both from and rear screens are available from a firm in Bromsgrove, I would have to look up the name if interested and Paul Matty has the surrounds for the bonded screen, I believe that spyder might help if you want to fit an unbounded screen David
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PostPost by: c42 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:11 pm

These guys have standard +2 screens.

http://www.heatedwindscreen.com/acatalo ... lotus.html

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