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Plus 2 Center Console

PostPost by: gus » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:55 pm

You are doing the Lord's work, Frank

Bring a pile to LOG I will take one
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PostPost by: Lordflashart » Fri May 03, 2019 3:07 am

Any updates on the consoles? Please take my money!!
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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Mon May 06, 2019 4:01 pm

Plus 2 Center Console update.

Mold maker working on it. Materials have arrived. Possible another week for mold completion then another month or two to be scheduled to make the Consoles.

Getting closer.

Thanks for everyone's patience.

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PostPost by: srineer » Mon May 06, 2019 5:05 pm

Franks,

GREAT News

thanks for taking on this task.

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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Thu May 16, 2019 2:28 am

To all of my wonderful Lotus comrades, ........... wheels of progress move slow but they are moving. Tonight my mold maker has finished the mold !!! Hurrah! A year in the making!

Tomorrow evening I pick up the mold. Friday I make the 6 hour drive to my vacuum formers. Then we will see what the wait will be to get in their queue. Deliveries can take place after that. Maybe 4 to 8 weeks?

Thank you for everyone's patience, understanding, and most importantly your encouragement.

Most importantly, here is another pic!

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PostPost by: chickenstock10k » Thu May 23, 2019 2:04 pm

Great news. When do you start taking orders?
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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Wed May 29, 2019 3:42 am

I'll start taking orders when the Consoles are in my hand and look and fit like they should. I'll have pics also.

The material has been ordered. I'm estimating 6 to 8 weeks if we don't have any hiccups! The vacuum former has the mold.

I'm excited too!

Thank you,
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PostPost by: 1969Plus2 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:12 pm

I would be interested in one as well!
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:45 pm

UPDATE!
After much stress and effort, Frank is ready to bring new consoles to market!

My console was the template for these new ones, so Frank gave me the first one off the mold and it fits beautifully, and I'm stunned at how much straighter and more perfectly-formed than my old one it looks.

Frank is ready to take orders so give him a holler if you want one.
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PostPost by: 1969Plus2 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:39 pm

Frank, sent you a PM.
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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:11 am

I’m traveling this week but the Consoles are being molded this week. Should be ready next week after they get trimmed. I’ll follow up with an update when I get back. The Prototype looked and fit terrific!

Thank you all,
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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:15 am

IT"S A MIRACLE !!! THE PLUS 2 LONG CONSOLES ARE COMPLETED!

I didn't think it would ever happen. I can't thank everyone enough! And Special thanks to VEG on this forum. Known to me as my friend Ben. Ben thank you so much for loaning me your Console to get this project off the ground!

If interested, send me a PM.

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PostPost by: bill griffiths » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:59 am

after35.jpg and
Frank has sent me an early Plus 2 console half way around the world.
I've waited about 35 years for one.
When it got here I took it home immediately and sat it in place!
It is completely perfect. Now to finish the rebuild!
Does anyone have all the intimate specifications for the lid, and/or the availability of the
original basket weave in which it is covered?
Because my current Plus 2 was totally disassembled about 30 years ago the seats
remain in pristine condition. Thus I can only use original basket weave for the lid!
I have asked Susan Miller but she might be away ..while we here freeze she may be at the beach?
Or at the cricket?? Great Ashes series.
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:21 pm

Martrim had/have the weave.
https://www.martrim.co.uk/car-trimming- ... -vinyl.php

The material is not as thick as the original but the appearance as far as I can tell is the same.
The underside of the lid was (polished) ally and there's a magnetic catch at the forward end.


crossed fingers, when making the cuts.. that console does look nice
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