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Lotus Elan S2 - OEM Door glass question

PostPost by: sonunet » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:48 am

Hi, does anyone have an image of an OEM door glass? Also, what's etched on the glass? I have two windows, as I'm in flight restoring an S2. Both don't appear to be original. One window's from an S1 (single hole - image below) has a deep cut at the bottom of the window. With a wider angle than the S2 (two holes) window that I have. Not sure which is correct? Also, would be great to know who made the original glass, I know the windscreen was marked with a XXX.

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PostPost by: elj221c » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:20 pm

sonunet wrote:Also, would be great to know who made the original glass, I know the windscreen was marked with a XXX.


Triplex. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triplex_Safety_Glass
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:33 pm

sonunet wrote:what's etched on the glass? I have two windows, as I'm in flight restoring an S2. Both don't appear to be original. One window's from an S1 (single hole - image below) ]

Not all S2 cars have two holes for the lifter, I have an early S2 (within the first 50) which has the single hole lifter, these cars are so-called S1.5's.
I believe it has the original windows; it is difficult to photograph the etching but hope this pic helps.
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PostPost by: sonunet » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:55 am

Thanks for sharing the photos. One of my glass is Tyneside safety glass as well (the one with a single hole). I just wasn't sure if it was OEM?

Also, do you have any photos of the bottom where the glass metal channel is? I'm particularly interested in the angle where the glass is cut indicated by the red arrows in the photos.

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sonunet wrote:what's etched on the glass? I have two windows, as I'm in flight restoring an S2. Both don't appear to be original. One window's from an S1 (single hole - image below) ]

Not all S2 cars have two holes for the lifter, I have an early S2 (within the first 50) which has the single hole lifter, these cars are so-called S1.5's.
I believe it has the original windows; it is difficult to photograph the etching but hope this pic helps.
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:14 am

[quote="sonunet"Also, do you have any photos of the bottom where the glass metal channel is? I'm particularly interested in the angle where the glass is cut indicated by the red arrows in the photos..[/quote]

I've only managed to find these two pics of my windows although I doubt they will help you much.
Someone must have a car in pieces to photograph.
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