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Wanted. Door trim finisher

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:49 pm
by Elan Peter
Hello all, I would like a door trim finisher in the UK. I can't remember what side but I can confirm in the morning.
I would appreciate a low price as I currently have cashflow issues as I'm trying to buy another Lotus :lol:
If you live around the North Wales ore Worcestershire area, I may also be able to collect it personally.
Any help would be very much appreciated.
Best regards, P

Re: Wanted. Door trim finisher

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:22 am
by Elan Peter
I can now confirm that it is the driver's side that is needed.
P

Re: Wanted. Door trim finisher

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:25 pm
by 1963 S1
Anyone know which Lotus parts vendors sell these GRP door finishers? Are they different amongst the various Elan models? I have an early S1; needing both left and right. Obviously Peter has first priority! Thanks.

Re: Wanted. Door trim finisher

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:59 pm
by Elan Peter
Kelvedon sell them but I can't afford to pay £50 for them at the moment.
Best regards, P

Re: Wanted. Door trim finisher

PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:37 pm
by Famous Frank
Try to make one and you will learn why Kelveden wants 50 pounds. They are hard to find and not easy to make.

I hope to be making some in the future but they won't be inexpensive either. Good luck, you may find one!

Frank

Re: Wanted. Door trim finisher

PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:54 am
by Elan Peter
Thank you Famous Frank, I expect they are very difficult to make and I am not knocking their quality, just wondering if anyone had one that I could have cheap, seeing how I bought one for considerably less from a friend of mine (sadly it was the wrong side).
Best regards, P

Re: Wanted. Door trim finisher

PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:49 am
by Certified Lotus
I bought a pair of these from Kelvedon 2 years ago because I could not locate a pair of OEM for sale used.

They would be very difficult to make with the compound curves. The ones I have required a lot of custom fettling until they fit just right. One side fits perfectly, the other is still being worked on.

Re: Wanted. Door trim finisher

PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:30 am
by Elan Peter
thanks Glen, fettling does not worry me at all, it's a Lotus :lol: and we have the right stuff to do it.
I'll just have to buy a new one. I do have a spare passenger side original if anyone wanted it!
Best regards, P

Re: Wanted. Door trim finisher

PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:07 pm
by types26/36
Famous Frank wrote:Try to make one and you will learn why Kelveden wants 50 pounds. They are hard to find and not easy to make.

I made two about 20 years ago as I also could not find them, I don’t think they were being reproduced at the time.
Although not that easy it is do-able, takes a bit of time though.
I borrowed two from a friend and made the initial shape using thin aluminium sheet, I then covered them with fibreglass matting and used body filler to get the final shape.
Not perfect but still using them, I did eventually try some genuine ones but found they did not fit as good as my “made ones” and couldn’t be bothered to fettle them so just kept mine.

Re: Wanted. Door trim finisher

PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:23 pm
by Elan Peter
They look excellent!
Well done my man.
Best regards, P