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Pics of my Elan? Oh, go on then...

Postby Kathryn » Wed 19.11.2014, 00:21

Here's a very easy Spot the Difference.
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Re: Pics of my Elan? Oh, go on then...

Postby tigerdog » Wed 19.11.2014, 01:31

well done. the amber bits really clash with Palacio.
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Postby GeoffSmith » Wed 19.11.2014, 19:51

Next doors dustbin has been emptied?
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Postby Rusty Wishbone » Wed 19.11.2014, 23:24

I was going to say that, in the time it took you to fit the indicator lenses, a tree has grown out of the neighbour's dustbin.

Nice job, though. It is things like this that take years off the appearance of our cars, I think, which is a huge credit to the timelessness of the design of the car.
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Postby johanvanboven » Thu 20.11.2014, 00:25

Looks great!
Where can you buy those lenses? Any reference number?
I would think about fitting some led parking lights behind them aswell.
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Postby dapinky » Thu 20.11.2014, 11:49

johanvanboven wrote:Looks great!
Where can you buy those lenses? Any reference number?
I would think about fitting some led parking lights behind them aswell.


send a message to Richard (wolfie308) on here. (or you can get them from SJ's, SWL, or PNM (and ebay, but that's just SWL in disguide).

As the silver coating inside my light units was a little past it's best, I have replaced the indicator bulbs with amber LED strips, and the sidelights with bright white LED panels - I can't give any pictures at the moment as they aren't fitted, but from a test in the garage, they're a lot brighter than the old units!
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Postby Nickydee » Thu 20.11.2014, 17:14

Rusty Wishbone wrote:
Nice job, though. It is things like this that take years off the appearance of our cars, I think, which is a huge credit to the timelessness of the design of the car.


I now I may be in the minority here but I think these types of mods have the opposite effect- our elans are very much of its time and look best that way - Nothing dates our cars more than the pop up headlights :m100: but they are also probably the styling feature that gives the car the most charm.

Lotus Elans like women in my view should be allowed to grow old gracefully so clear indicator lenses and white faced dials like bot-ox and boob jobs just don't float my boat.
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Postby daveiow » Thu 20.11.2014, 18:26

It goes without saying that it's a free country (still I think!) and you can do what you want to you car but I sort of agree with Nick.
It depends a lot on body colour and Collapso red with amber lens is not so much of a clash as perhaps blue or purple.
I know I definately dislike the clear light clusters you see on the rear of some Mazda's & Toyota's.
The Elan is now 25 years old now and I think it is becoming more appreciated for its design as time is passing :D
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Postby Kathryn » Thu 20.11.2014, 19:40

Rusty Wishbone wrote:I was going to say that, in the time it took you to fit the indicator lenses, a tree has grown out of the neighbour's dustbin.

I was looking everywhere for a dustbin, it's a fence and lamppost! :lol:

It's surprising how much the car is transformed by such a simple modification. Personally I prefer the clear indicators, but I won't be going for white dials, there nothing wrong with the red dash (it's red not orange!), I think it looks sporty!

Johan, I bought the lens from SJs, but only because I was ordering something else from them.
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Postby novacaine » Thu 20.11.2014, 21:22

I like the clear lenses, modernizes the car.

I also like the red/orange dials, the white faces kinda look cheap to me. I could do with a new face for my boost gauge though!

Looks nice though Kathryn, have you got clear side repeaters yet?
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Postby DABgp » Thu 20.11.2014, 21:44

I'm missing something here. Why would you want white winkers? Is it something like wanting blue radiator hoses? :roll:
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Postby daveiow » Thu 20.11.2014, 21:54

There's no shortage of 'Wight Winkers' over here :-D
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Postby Kathryn » Thu 20.11.2014, 23:34

I have got clear side repeaters Novacaine, but I've not got round to fitting them yet!

All I need now is someone who prefers the orange lenses to buy an Elan with clear rear indicators .....swapsies!! :-D :lol: :lol:
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Postby steve matthews » Thu 20.11.2014, 23:50

Did he say BOOB job. :clap:
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Postby Rob P » Fri 21.11.2014, 09:54

DABgp wrote:I'm missing something here. Why would you want white winkers? Is it something like wanting blue radiator hoses? :roll:


Oi and what's wrong with Blue Hoses :lol: ...................actually if they were not so expensive to replace, mine would be swapped out for Black in a shot 8)
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Postby DABgp » Fri 21.11.2014, 14:05

Rob P wrote:
DABgp wrote:I'm missing something here. Why would you want white winkers? Is it something like wanting blue radiator hoses? :roll:


Oi and what's wrong with Blue Hoses :lol: ...................actually if they were not so expensive to replace, mine would be swapped out for Black in a shot 8)


Not yellow ones?
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Postby Kathryn » Fri 21.11.2014, 19:27

Actually I've got some blue hoses bought by the previous owner but never fitted (fortunately). I've been meaning to advertise them for sale, but It looks like no-one will want them! :?
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Postby DABgp » Fri 21.11.2014, 20:01

Kathryn wrote:Actually I've got some blue hoses bought by the previous owner but never fitted (fortunately). I've been meaning to advertise them for sale, but It looks like no-one will want them! :?


Perhaps they will also fit a Vauxhall Corsa or Citroen Saxo with a bit of trimming?
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Postby Fredjohn » Fri 21.11.2014, 20:33

Kathryn

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Postby Scott J » Fri 21.11.2014, 22:34

the clear modernises it and its not a modern car so I never did it to mine. As an aside I'm wondering where Rambo with the Collapso Pink is, he usually has a comment to make about fellatio purple cars. :bananasex:


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