Lotus Elan

Early +2 sun visor location

PostPost by: Baggy2 » Thu Apr 21, 2022 12:28 pm

Hi all
I wonder if anyone can help. Some time ago I replaced the head lining in my '68 +2. The refit of the interior has progressed and I'd like to re-install the sun visors. Can anyone provide photos or even better measurements to show where the sun visors screw into the roof. I thought I would be able to feel through the headling to find the place but this is proving more difficult than I thought and I dont want to damage my new head lining by attempting installations in the wrong place . With 20:20 hindsight I should have recorded the locations while I could!

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PostPost by: Elseezed » Thu Apr 21, 2022 8:26 pm

Hope this helps.
I made it 115mm from centre of mirror.
Les

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PostPost by: Baggy2 » Thu Apr 21, 2022 10:40 pm

Hello Les
Many thanks for taking the trouble to respond to my post , really appreciated. I suppose I should have guessed that as we are dealing with Lotus' yours will be different to mine. My visors are attached 'outboard ' near the top of the windscreen pillar with two scews in a spring loaded bracket . Also the visors are pretty well rectangular where yours are shaped.
So, may thanks again but I'm still in need of quidance if possible.

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PostPost by: mbell » Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:31 pm

Added a picture of mine. There a mount basically straight up the a post. This is late s130 with ford cortina visors. Which may be different to your car.
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PostPost by: Lotusian » Fri Apr 22, 2022 6:15 am

Does this help?
1968 Plus 2 left side.
You should be able to find the large hole, which will guide you to the small ones.
As you know, there are no fittings near the mirror, the visors attach only at this one point.
Left and right are different of course.
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PostPost by: Baggy2 » Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:19 am

Brilliant - Thank you mbell and Ian - that's exactly like mine - great help.
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