Lotus Elan

s1 crash pad

PostPost by: redcarandco » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:34 am

Dear All
Once again sorry for poor english ...Just one question ...For a lot of "souvenirs"reasons I would like no... I will keep original crash pad and original ventilation grid on my almost rebuilt and renewed S1 but as it has lived on a outdoor field for 45 years the crashpad is now dry and almost as wood so question is :" is it possible to give a new flexibility at the vinyl???
Very best regards
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PostPost by: redcarandco » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:50 am

as I am not very accurate with this way of "speaking" .I just succeed now to join a photo .................
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PostPost by: baileyman » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:53 pm

I remember from years ago using a Ditzler paint for vinyl with preparation that involved using a special solvent that made the vinyl quite pliable, ready for the paint. But only temporarily pliable.

So while I cannot point to what you need, it does seem possible such a thing exists. As I have a similar old crash pad I hope someone here knows for sure...

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PostPost by: Mike Ostrov » Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:43 pm

Roger, I have a S2 crash pad in excellent condition for sale, if needed. Been on the shelf for 20+ years.

Original foam inside. If you need pictures, just send me an email.

Cheers. Mike, in Richmond, CA (near San Francisco).
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PostPost by: pcarew » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:23 pm

I suggest covering the crash pad with new vinyl fabric.
This was a suggestion from a previous post ( viewtopic.php?f=36&t=28884 ) which I used as the inspiration to recover my 1967 S3 SE Crash pad.

It really turned out well.

There are several sources for the 'Whisper Vinyl' fabric.
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PostPost by: brandon » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:09 am

Mike,

I might be interested in that S2 crash pad, and happen to be around San Fran this week. Probably passing by you late tomorrow. Any chance you could PM me tou number?

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PostPost by: Mike Ostrov » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:09 am

Hi, Brandon. Give me a call 510-232-7764 or email; [email protected]. I will be available after 4:30 pm. and can meet you at my shop. Cheers. Mike.
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PostPost by: nomad » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:47 am

I'm in need of one as well. Anyone else??

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PostPost by: nomad » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:48 am

I'm in need of one as well. Anyone else??

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