Lotus Elan

metal "U" channel

PostPost by: rdssdi » Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:56 pm

I need to find a supplier of thin wall metal channel. My new dash is a
little thicker and the old channel used for the under dash trim is too small.

Has anyone used a substitute for this when creating the under dash trim?

Bob
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PostPost by: Briggs1 » Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:31 am

Bob,

Couldn't you rout out the back of the dash enough to reuse the original U
channel?

Seems like the path of least resistance.

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PostPost by: rdssdi » Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:55 pm

I am opposed to routing as the rear of the dash is finished and I am
concerned with scratching the front finish.

Besides the original was a tight fit. I found the proper size. Its a matter
of getting a small quantity. The manufacturer has an order minimum of 5000
feet! Bending it will be difficult but in the end provide better results.

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