Lotus Elan

How to jack up front ofEelan +2 ?

PostPost by: mbell » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:01 am

The wheel arch panels are just this metal sheet riveted in and rot away. Should be easy to remove and re make.

You'll find allot more familiar parts that the radiator most of the suspension and staying parts are triumph.
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PostPost by: danbuoy1 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:39 am

Cheers Mbell, this is where I will need to get first hand pictures and advice throughout as have no idea what is right and modified - probably like yourself lockdown is not helping getting out or car shows.....

A separate question on parts suppliers I guess but is there a xref table on parts that came from other manufacturers (like Triumph)?

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PostPost by: The Veg » Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:30 pm

1969/70 Elan Plus 2 (not S) 50/2036
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:40 pm

Without trying to sound patronizing, have you tried doing a search? there is actually quite allot of info about replacing sills on here.

viewtopic.php?f=36&t=35287

viewtopic.php?f=36&t=40254

The close panels are easy to knock up, just rig up a card template and transfer to aluminium sheet.Failing that most specialists sell them http://www.spydercars.co.uk/lotus-elan-2-rollbars/
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PostPost by: Lotus 50 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:59 am

If you put big pieces of wood under the sills to spread the load you can use it to lift the car. Once up, put something under the front wheel and lower. Repeat on other side
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