Lotus Elan

Plus 2 Center Console

PostPost by: theelanman » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:38 pm

I don't know about fed cars......
They were different in a couple of days such as the headrest type seat........
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PostPost by: gus » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:14 pm

non S Federal cars had the early plastic console

mine fell off the shelf, if you are doing them, I am in
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PostPost by: bill griffiths » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:04 pm

Dear Frank,
Yes, please!!
I sent you a private message so as not to strangle the forum, but I am thrilled at the prospect of what you plan.
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PostPost by: elanbordeaux » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:13 pm

Dear Frank,,
I would be very much interested in this early-type console as well.
Is this project still going on ?

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PostPost by: srineer » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:06 pm

Me Too!!!
Mine is in horrible condition.

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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:55 am

This project is still going on. Slow but continuing. Thank you. Frank
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PostPost by: bill griffiths » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:59 pm

Dear Frank,
My early Plus 2 rebuild was interrupted for a few months with other things automotive but now
about to install windscreen and fit the new dash...a thing of beauty....and get it finished!
I will buy from you a console just as soon as you have one!
Please let me know if there is anything whatever that I might do to assist you.
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PostPost by: type50 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:15 am

Hi Frank,

I'd be very interested in a long (early +2) console.

I understand that SJ Sportscars sells an untrimmed fibreglass version of the later (short) console.

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PostPost by: srineer » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:49 pm

any news, Frank?

thanks for taking interest in this project...my console is in pieces.

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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:14 pm

I met with my Vacuum Forming company last week. We had a come to Jesus meeting. They are suppose to get back to me this coming week with a new cost estimate. If it's not reasonable, I'll have to look elsewhere.

The gentleman that manufactured my molds for the Elan and Europa passed away a couple of years ago.

Thank you all for the inquiry. I'll keep you all posted here.

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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:43 am

Is it possible to be a two part mold
Or three
And remove the center section for the short length
My long is still fine, but will crack sometime
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PostPost by: chickenstock10k » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:03 pm

I'd be interested in an early plus 2 console as well.
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PostPost by: davie489 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:10 pm

I shall be moulding mine this spring and looking to make fibreglass one . Will post pictures soon.
Also can make tool to produce vac form ones. Although the later will be more expensive.
What do you think would be people’s preference?
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:49 pm

davie489 wrote:What do you think would be people’s preference?

For me [not sure how helpful] .. it would be appearance & finishing required vs price..
if in fibreglass is it possible to lay a texture in that is suitable for paint, to mimic the original ?
or would a black vinyl be stuck on afterward ? and what sort of ballpark figure is likely ?
if vacuum formed, I am assuming this would be black and textured... what sort of ballpark price based on 25, 50,100 units ?

I have a relatively good condition (few cracks that will repair) original item that I can photo or show you (I am in Hertfordshire) if it is helpful...

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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:55 am

I'm guessing they will be ready in 8 weeks. The mold is in fabrication process now. When finished it goes to the vacuum former.

This is the long Console.

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments.

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