Lotus Elan

Door Handle Position

PostPost by: ken_apple » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:16 pm

Can anyone help me with the positions for the door handles? Does someone have measurements of where they should go.

Having stripped all the paint off my Elan and repaired a lot of the fibreglass defects including around the door handles which had a lot of cracking. I have no reference of where the original holes were.

A rather school boy error to make I know. I didn't take measurements before I enthusiastically proceeded with the repairs on the doors.
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:10 pm

Ken_apple,
Is this for a plus 2 or elan? If a plus 2 then early or late handle. ( The later has a separate lock). I'm viewing on a phone so may be not seeing this info.
If an early+2 I can hopefully help as my doors are off the car and stripped.
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PostPost by: ken_apple » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:21 pm

Hi Adrian

Its a +2s late type, with separate lock.

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PostPost by: wotsisname » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:27 pm

I'm not sure how different the positioning is..mine is the earlier type. Have you tried a strong lamp.. can possibly see the repaired area. I had a similar issue with the nose badge and was able to find one of the holes.
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2000 Elise S1 - Sold
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:42 pm

If someone has a stripped door I'd recommend the brass rubbing approach onto a suitable size of paper. Ideally get several datums.. eg door back and top edge plus the lock mechanism holes, etc. This should be marked with a scale so it can be accurately reproduced after emailing.
I used a similar approach to find the mirror and visor mounting holes after replacing the headlining.
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2000 Elise S1 - Sold
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