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S4 badges

PostPost by: shaun » Tue May 14, 2019 11:52 am

Hi can anybody help with measurements for fixing badges to my s4 ? I’ve got a s4 badge and a elan badge thanks
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PostPost by: fatboyoz » Tue May 14, 2019 12:40 pm

Hi Shaun,
Away from the car at the moment, so unable to help with measurements. However, if you look on the inside of the boot and footwells, you may be able to see where the original holes were. Could be a hole, or a worm of body filler to indicate same.
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shaun wrote:Hi can anybody help with measurements for fixing badges to my s4 ? I’ve got a s4 badge and a elan badge thanks
'68 S4 DHC
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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Tue May 14, 2019 7:58 pm

As posted the most accurate way to find the location is to find the original holes from the inside.

In the process of preparing my car for paint I recently removed the badges on my S4. The photos below may provide some additional help in locating the badges.

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'69 Elan S4 SE
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PostPost by: nigelrbfurness » Wed May 15, 2019 8:18 am

It is a small point but if you are a freak for originality the Elan badges forward of the doors are rarely parallel with the road, possibly intended to follow the bottom curved line of the wing. Because I'm a bit of a scallywag and it always annoys me I usually adjust them to be level when I restore a car. So if you find yours are not level that is most likely how it came from the factory!
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PostPost by: Gray » Wed May 15, 2019 9:04 am

A good way to find original holes is to shine a bright light on the body from outside and see where any light comes through from inside. It might not work if there is a lot of paint, but works well on unpainted shells, including showing up where it is thinner - useful on repairs.
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PostPost by: shaun » Thu May 16, 2019 9:31 am

Thanks for the help
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