Lotus Elan

Series 1.5 and Series 2 inner door lock "knob"

PostPost by: vstibbard » Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:57 pm

Hi, does any one have pictures of the correct finishing knob for the inner lock for the above cars please. It seems to screw onto the rod that comes off the lock assembly.

I'm keen to se if i can get a set scanned into 3D file to have a test set 3D printed

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PostPost by: cbguerrajr » Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:04 pm

I'm missing both too. If you succeed, let me know and I would like to buy a pair from you.
same deal with the eyebolts that hold the front of the cantrails to the windshield. apparently their are unobtainable.
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PostPost by: Geoffers71 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:45 pm

Is this what you mean?

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I made my "knobs" from old switch levers, cut down and drilled to take the stalks. I'm told that this is what the originals were like.
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PostPost by: 661 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:48 pm

Vaughan,
What do you use in the 26R, as I'm going to need to replicate whatever's in there?
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PostPost by: Bill » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:58 pm

My 1963 1600 (S1) was not equiped with the interior lock latch rod - 'tho the hole is in the door trim to accommodate it. It has to be locked with the key from outside. That is the way it was built.

My 1965 S2 has the latch mechanism. the plastic knob is similar to that of the turn signal.

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PostPost by: LabroDF » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:13 pm

Fettling around couple weeks ago and broke the passenger side door "knob" lock..

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PostPost by: vstibbard » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:25 pm

thanks for all the replies, I'll check to see if I have suitable old switch lever to try out.

I'll be up in the shed tomorrow and will look the 26R as its been a while since I've been in the car, I know that I have no keys on the door locks.

I've made the eyebolts for a S2 I restored that is now owned by a friend in Sydney, I'll have a look at my note to see what I sourced the bits from, they may have been from a stainless railing supplier and it was used to ensure the wires kept their spacing if stepped on. I'll find some and put a photo up.

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