Lotus Elan

S2 complete windshield, frame, brace etc.

PostPost by: Kowalken1 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:19 am

I am putting an S2 back on the road after 44 years. I purchased in bits but sadly without a windshield.
I am looking for all the bits I need to remedy this fault
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PostPost by: Kowalken1 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:22 am

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PostPost by: baileyman » Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:51 am

Assuming successful fitment of new parts I should have what you need as surplus some months from now. Wish I could be more specific. JOhn
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PostPost by: bitsobrits » Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:35 am

I have a new, never installed windshield frame i would sell for half of new, whatever that is. You would probably want to pick it up as boxing and shipping would be a bit expensive. I'm near Omaha, NE, so not terribly far from you.
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PostPost by: 661 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:17 am

I would ensure that your windscreen fits whichever surround you purchase. That may sound a given, but it's not.
I have a new TTR heated screen and new TTR surround. It took several hours of re-glassing the surround to accommodate the bottom corners of the screen which flare out by at least 10mm beyond the surround.
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PostPost by: Kowalken1 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:22 am

Thank you for the information.
I’m sure it will be a typical trial fit / repeat Lotus operation.
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PostPost by: Frogelan » Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:56 pm

I think it is probably best for you to find a second hand frame in the US and to buy a Pilkington screen.

I would like to second Graeme's response: TTR are trying to improve both the heated screen and their screen mouldings at present. If you try the current TTR screen with an original frame there is roughly a 25mm problem on each side.

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PostPost by: Kowalken1 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:48 pm

Thank you. One member has offered a new frame and it is within a day’s drive. There is another who may be able to relinquish his entire setup. That may be a while so we will have to see how patient I am. Much longer drive though
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:34 pm

Looks brilliant. I am doing the same with an s2. Nearly finished now :D
Keep up the good work, I look forward to seeing the finished car, what colour are you going for?
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PostPost by: Kowalken1 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:10 pm

The color is pretty much Ferrari red with yellow accents. That’s what the girlfriend has asked for. The body is painted as well as the chassis.
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PostPost by: Kowalken1 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:11 pm

Another picture
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:46 pm

That will look nice. I saw one at a hill climb once that was red with norfolk mustard yellow bumpers, it looked really cool!
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PostPost by: Kowalken1 » Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:29 pm

Thanks Peter
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:42 am

I noticed that your chassis/subframe :roll: does not have the lower engine cross brace fitted, I presume you know it should have one and you probably have it somewhere else but just in case...……..
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PostPost by: Kowalken1 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:49 am

Didn’t know. I will need to fab something up. Thank you
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