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.
Cheers
Paul.
Paul Carew
Austin,Texas,USA

1967 Lotus Elan S3SE Right Hand Drive, FHC
pcarew
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 56
Joined: 30 Nov 2005
Location: Austin, Texas

PostPost by: badback » Fri May 18, 2018 9:14 pm

Paul these may help.

Brian
Attachments
elan-s3-fhc-1967-trim-02.jpg and
elan-s3-fhc-1967-trim-01.jpg and
elan-s3-fhc-1967-trim-00.jpg
elan-s3-fhc-1967-trim-00.jpg (40.24 KiB) Viewed 181 times
badback
First Gear
First Gear
 
Posts: 32
Joined: 13 Apr 2007
Location: Sheffield UK

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
Attachments
rear-quarter-panel.jpg and
NickD
First Gear
First Gear
 
Posts: 43
Joined: 13 Sep 2003
Location: Surrey, UK

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.


Paul
Paul Carew
Austin,Texas,USA

1967 Lotus Elan S3SE Right Hand Drive, FHC
pcarew
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 56
Joined: 30 Nov 2005
Location: Austin, Texas

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests