Lotus Elan

Requesting pics of interior trim rear quarter panel from FHC

PostPost by: pcarew » Fri May 18, 2018 6:27 am

I have ripped out my S3 FHC interior and took pictures of most things....except for the rear interior trim quarter panels behind the seats. Now I need to see what their positioning is/was.

When I took my QPs out, they pretty much disintegrated. I pieced them back together to use as a templates for making new ones out of 3mm hardboard.

Now that I have the new ones, They don't seem to fit properly (my templates may have been a bit dodgy).

Specifically, if I line up the mounting holes with the body, the panels don't look like they come down far enough and leave a part of the un-carpeted body exposed.

So....if any kind soul out there would be willing to snap a few photos of the S3 FHC quarter panels, I would be grateful.
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PostPost by: badback » Fri May 18, 2018 9:14 pm

Paul these may help.

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PostPost by: NickD » Fri May 18, 2018 9:25 pm

Here's another picture that shows how the bottom of the panel aligns with the door trim and parcel shelf
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PostPost by: pcarew » Mon May 21, 2018 10:13 pm

Brilliant Brian, thanks so much.
Definitely helps

It looks like you may have remade/recovered the quarter panels.

What material are your panels made from?
Are they original size/length? They look somewhat longer than the ones that came out of my car.

Mine broke into several pieces and so I made some new ones from 3mm+ hardboard. However, these are really stiff, maybe too stiff.


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PostPost by: Bushwacker » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:33 pm

I'd like to chime in with a couple follow up questions if I may.

So the back edge doesn't attach to anything by the rear glass rubber?

Is the interior lamp screwed just to the QP board and the hook mounted to the wood piece attached
to the inside of the fiberglass QP?

My car came to me without Quarter Panels or lamps or hooks so I will be needing to make them up from scratch with the help of an interior trim kit from one of the usual suppliers.

Thanks much.

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PostPost by: pcarew » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:30 pm

Hello Eric,
I've attached a coupe of photos of my quarter panels.
An original (held together by painters tape while I made a template) and one of my new ones cut out.

Bushwacker wrote:So the back edge doesn't attach to anything by the rear glass rubber?

Correct
Bushwacker wrote:Is the interior lamp screwed just to the QP board and the hook mounted to the wood piece attached
to the inside of the fiberglass QP?

The boards attach by both the screws that go through the light, through the board and into the fibreglass wall and also by two press connections lower down on the panel.
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Old one and a new one.

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Two press fit sockets for quarter panel
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PostPost by: NickD » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:53 pm

Here's a picture that shows the rivnuts for the light at the top, the two small rivnuts for the hook in the middle and the two black plastic inserts for the clips at the bottom
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