Lotus Elan

quarter light removal

PostPost by: pudge2260 » Sun Oct 29, 2023 12:32 am

Returning to the well of Elan +2 knowledge-
Looking to re-chrome the window frames of my 1970 +2 Federal. Can the quarter lights be removed before removing the window frame?

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sun Oct 29, 2023 7:59 am

There is a screw in metal strip below the quater light that needs to removed first. The strip is probably corroded away if it has not been replaced at sometime.

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PostPost by: Ianstuart » Sun Oct 29, 2023 8:50 am

You have to remove the whole frame first
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PostPost by: TeeJay » Sun Oct 29, 2023 4:50 pm

Adding to above comments.
These are photos on my door frame, before removal and after Chroming and rebuild. Note its a 1968 +2
On the door you can see the fixing bolt has snapped that secures the quarter light.

RH Door.JPG and
RH Door Frame Rebuilt.jpg and
1968 Elan +2 50/0173
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