Lotus Elan

Unexpected chassis number?

PostPost by: pip17 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:24 pm

Well , unexpected to me for sure. Ive just removed the chassis from my 1966 elan coupe ( vin number ; 36/5468) and went looking for the chassis number. Found it eventually on top of the chassis "spine" but the number ; 26A701 took me slightly by surprise. Do the chassis and body belong together? I would love to hear peoples thoughts please,

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:22 pm

That is just the Lotus part number for chassis .......ops I mean subframe :lol:
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:31 pm

Chassis number should be on the flange, just forward of the motor mount, right hand side.
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:24 pm

I thought the numbers were marked on exhaust side?
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:35 pm

Both my Sprint and 67 Coupe are marked on the right side. My Sprint's format is '0243K' and my
Coupe is '36/5727'.
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:59 pm

I stand corrected - now I look at my photos that's where mine is! Sorry.
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:00 am

……although I believe it is on the left side rail when it is a Lotus replacement chassis (LR)
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:10 pm

Correct as always Brian :lol: 8) :lol:
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