Lotus Elan

front seats, 1970 +2 federal

PostPost by: pudge2260 » Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:31 am

My +2 has the high back front seats. At some point they where modified. The head rest support was bent over and the head rest was cut down and stapled over. The back seat panel was attached with large plastic rivets. Good news is the headrest panels have been straightened and the front bows are still in place.

Would someone be able to provide a picture of the seat backs and give the measurement from the top of the seat to the top of the head rest?

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PostPost by: peterako » Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:44 pm

Hi Richard,

Federal 130s?

I have a non-Federal 130s. I'll try and take some measurements and pics over the weekend.
These have chunkier seats than the non-'s' and earlier models as far as I know.

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PostPost by: The Veg » Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:18 pm

I'd run down to the garage and do it right now if I hadn't strained my back last night. If I feel better later today I'll get some measurements for you.
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PostPost by: Bud English » Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:25 pm

pudge2260 wrote:... The back seat panel was attached with large plastic rivets.

If the seat backs haven't been modified, they are likely original. The plastic rivets attaching the back were what was used in production.

In any of your posts pictures really would be helpful in providing answers to your questions. :wink:
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