Lotus Elan

Early+2 boot release

PostPost by: chrishewett » Wed May 15, 2024 10:26 am

We are getting towards the end of a very long restoration of our early +2. ( 1967 no.17)
Fitting the boot release cable and it wasn't originally released from the door as on my later car. Where should the release be?
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PostPost by: jono » Wed May 15, 2024 2:23 pm

I thought only Plus 2S from 1969/70 had the release cable.

My June '68 has a manual 'T' catch on the rear slam panel - is yours not the same?
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PostPost by: elanman999 » Wed May 15, 2024 3:22 pm

As Jono said it's handle, same as an S3 Elan. They are like hens teeth. There is a small plinth on the body that the handle fixes to, do you have this?
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PostPost by: gus » Sat May 18, 2024 1:52 pm

The cable is not exclusive to the S, it came with the newer federal style body.
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