Lotus Elan

wing mirror

PostPost by: LaikaTheDog » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:49 pm

just thought I would post a pic of my newly installed wing mirror.

I put it in mods as it is actually one I had left over from another resto... but I like it better on my lotus !

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PostPost by: DrinkMan » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:32 pm

That is very nice. We are thinking about adding a side mirror to our Elan but am not fond of the typical "bullet" mirrors. Yours looks great. Can you post a picture from further away so I can see how it looks overall?

And, if you don't mind my asking - what model mirror is it and where did you get it? (It reminds me of the Alfa Romeo mirror from that era, except without the Alfa logo)
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PostPost by: LaikaTheDog » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:54 pm

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PostPost by: HAIRY » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:34 pm

Laika,

How did you attach the mirror?

Was it necessary to remove the door frame and then drill for a nut and bolt and spread the load with a washer....or did you use some other fixing?
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PostPost by: theelanman » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:16 am

I had bullet mirrors on my +2...
I didn't like them particularly either.....
I went for something similar to the ones in the first post.....
theyre a Porsche 356/Durant mirror from the 60's

http://www.tuthillporsche.com/product/d ... he-911-67/
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PostPost by: LaikaTheDog » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:31 pm

yes. I drilled holes and used a flat crosshead bolt with big slightly dished (hit with a hammer) washers.
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PostPost by: JimE » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:20 pm

Here is another option if you don't want to drill a hole in the bodywork.
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