Lotus Elan

boot lock

PostPost by: Cwollen » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:34 pm

Have been re-building my plus 2 from box's of bits. Just seen a picture of a plus 2 with the boot release in a recss on the drivers side door pillar. And yes mine has this recess but an online search for the cable shows it only to be about 1.5 m long. I have the latches I think but a cable of 1.5m would be too short. What am I missing.

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PostPost by: mbell » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:08 pm

1.5M sounds about right for late model cars. Runs from door jamb, through wheel arch and to lever on edge of the rear metal frame in corner of boot.

But seems thee was two different set ups and longer cable maybe needed for early version. See parts manual:
http://rdent.com/manuals/plus2/body/bef.htm
'73 +2 130/5 RHD, now on the road and very slowly rolling though a "restoration"
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PostPost by: Cwollen » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:28 am

Thanks it seems I am missing the metal bracket and the linkage. More metal work and fabrication then.

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