Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:55 pm

Hello, this is what i found in my trunk. Original stuff or not? Should i replace That hammer by a thor? Should i get some kind of leather bag to transport That.
They were wrapped in some carpet and foam... I understand the necessity to prevent cracks in the body shell fiberglass.

There is a t?v sticker on the shiny car lifter so i doubt it belongs to 1972!

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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:33 pm

Come on!!! Is that hammer part of the original kit at least? :shock:
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PostPost by: billwill » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:18 pm

Pistacchio sprint 72 wrote:Come on!!! Is that hammer part of the original kit at least? :shock:


My hammer has copper one side and nylon on the other side. I am fairly sure it was the Lotus original, so your hammer does not look original.

The original toolbag was a sort of black canvas-like cloth with sewn in pockets and a string to tie it up when rolled closed.

There are pictures somewhere on this site.

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Pliers, a Wire-loop screwdriver, a Plug spanner and one small spanner 1/2" at one end (not sure of the other end)
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PostPost by: billwill » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:27 pm

Try looking through these topics.
Google[original tools site:lotuselan.net]


https://www.google.com/search?client=ub ... tf-8&gl=uk
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PostPost by: oldelanman » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:01 pm

billwill wrote:Pistacchio sprint 72 wrote:
Come on!!! Is that hammer part of the original kit at least? :shock:


My hammer has copper one side and nylon on the other side. I am fairly sure it was the Lotus original, so your hammer does not look original.

The hammer looks original to me. This is what they look like after they've been used a few times........
Knock-off mallet 001.jpg and



There are some pictures of the tool kit here....elan-f15/elan-toolkit-t25927.html ....don't know if this thread comes up in Bill's search.
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:21 pm

Yes my hammer looks the same. That doesn't mean of course that Lotus didn't run out at one point & change the specification to whatever they could get.

The toolkit contents are stored as one item.

The Jack & Jack Handle & Hammer tend to live in a separate bag, which apparently was originally used by Champion to distribute their wholesale spark plug deliveries in. (Urban Myth ??)

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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:37 am

thanks guys...

I guess I can add in my quest "Elan tool kit" to "signed steering wheel" :mrgreen:
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