Lotus Elan

early plus 2 speaker grills.

PostPost by: bill griffiths » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:18 am

Originally, these grills were basically oblong, with rounded corners but with slightly curved sides and ends.
Larger speakers can be hidden beneath them but I would like to preserve the look of the grilles
as seen through the rear screen.
I would be delighted if a kind person would do a tracing or an outline of an original grill together with an idea of the profile so I can make a couple which will look authentic!
Thanks so much for any assistance.
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PostPost by: TeeJay » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:24 am

Hi Bill.
These are photos of my refurbished my 1968 +2 rear parcel shelf.
If you confirm these are the items you require measurements, I will measure and confirm.

rear-parcel-shelf-top.jpg and


rear-shelf-bottom.jpg and
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:45 pm

I have these currently off my car.. so have hopefully got the measurements you are after. I don't have a profile guage to get the exact shape. The inner edge is near , but not quite vertical and shorter than the outer edge to allow for the grille. Hopefully the pictures make sense.

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1:1 scale, speaker surround

Measurements shown are for the pair. Bolts are 36mm long ( includes surround thickness), shank is 11.2mm, thread 3.5mm dia.. need to check thread.
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:49 pm

More

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Rough guide to profile



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Speaker surround, early +2. Believe original
1968 Elan plus 2 - project
2007 Elise S2 [modified with a Hethel 70th sticker (yellow)]
2000 Elise S1 - Sold
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:02 pm

And the grilles which may be OE. I resprayed black (satin Matt) and the surround with crackle finish . The original finish seemed to be not quite crackle but not a good coat of flat black either.. (car was 18yr old when I took these off)

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Grille underside


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Topside



I've yet to buy any speakers, so interested in what others have found to work.

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