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Re: Items on eBay

Postby dapinky » Thu 17.11.2016, 10:38

Over £500 and still not met the reserve.......

.....makes my home-made EPDM ones look a real bargin for £30 :D
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby Rob P » Thu 17.11.2016, 14:10

16 bids so far so there is clearly a market place for them, for that money you could spend some time fabricating your own and make a few mistakes along the way.
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby Danevansgolf » Thu 17.11.2016, 18:01

Id defiantly buy them!!, might bid on them..
Actually if I treasure my genitals, I'd better leave them alone, and let the wealthier community purchase them..
Wow they are VERY expensive. Good luck I say. Bet were all slightly jealous we didn't own a spare set of these.
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby CalElan » Fri 18.11.2016, 01:38

Mine are in pretty good condition - heading home to take them off the car and get them on Ebay!
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby simonbuk » Fri 18.11.2016, 08:40

dapinky wrote:Over £500 and still not met the reserve.......

.....makes my home-made EPDM ones look a real bargin for £30 :D


Out of interest what did you use to make them ?
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby dapinky » Fri 18.11.2016, 11:04

simonbuk wrote:Out of interest what did you use to make them ?


Mitsubishi FTO door seals - even 90% of the little plastic pegs fit into the same holes on the Elan - and the rest just need moving along a couple of inches. The front end is simply glued along the top edge of the Elan door behind the mirror panel, the rear end needs a bit of fettling, but not a lot.

I spoke with Jamie-the-guru who put me on to those seals, and decided it was worth a go - Although I had the doors off the car at the time, it could have been done with them fitted - and probably been easier, as I couldn't do the ends until it was fitted anyway as I wanted it to look as good as possible.

It's about a half hour job to fit them on bare doors, but if you need to remove the old seals, clean up the doorframe, remove the doorcard, clean up the plastic pegs and fit them into the new seal it will take longer. Probably allow another half hour to work out how the ends should go, and trim them down.

All in all, I could probably fit a pair in a couple of hours, as I have already done most of the 'thinking time', but I would expect a 'handy' person doing it for the first time to still be able to finish it in half a day (the second one will be far quicker than the first one, as is usually the case).
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby Steve A » Fri 18.11.2016, 15:08

dapinky wrote:
simonbuk wrote:Out of interest what did you use to make them ?


Mitsubishi FTO door seals - even 90% of the little plastic pegs fit into the same holes on the Elan - and the rest just need moving along a couple of inches. The front end is simply glued along the top edge of the Elan door behind the mirror panel, the rear end needs a bit of fettling, but not a lot.

I spoke with Jamie-the-guru who put me on to those seals, and decided it was worth a go - Although I had the doors off the car at the time, it could have been done with them fitted - and probably been easier, as I couldn't do the ends until it was fitted anyway as I wanted it to look as good as possible.

It's about a half hour job to fit them on bare doors, but if you need to remove the old seals, clean up the doorframe, remove the doorcard, clean up the plastic pegs and fit them into the new seal it will take longer. Probably allow another half hour to work out how the ends should go, and trim them down.

All in all, I could probably fit a pair in a couple of hours, as I have already done most of the 'thinking time', but I would expect a 'handy' person doing it for the first time to still be able to finish it in half a day (the second one will be far quicker than the first one, as is usually the case).


A photo or two would be nice :-D :poke: (maybe on it's own thread)
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby dapinky » Fri 18.11.2016, 15:40

Steve A wrote:A photo or two would be nice :-D :poke: (maybe on it's own thread)


Steve,

I have checked back through old threads, and notice that you had been following them at the time.

This one is the most informative, and i notice that my last post on it was threatening to add an update when I'd done mine (which, clearly, I never updated :oops: ).

Jamies pics are pretty much like mine, with the exception of the rear end which i finished off slightly differently to fit in with the new window weather seals. As with all of these things, every car is likely to need something slightly different at the ends, but the actual 'sealing' part will be the same.

The weather isn't too condusive to Lotus photography today, but I'll try to get some done and update the thread.

Many people have seen them in the flesh, and unless pointed out, no-one has said that they look anything other than OE.
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby Steve A » Fri 18.11.2016, 17:38

:D Yes every car is so different, it's one thing having the seal and quite another fettling it to fit your car
as I now know trying to emulate the master seal wrangler :bowdown:
:oops: I've just checked my stores and found some lower door seals Jamie has sent me in the past :oops:
Something else for the list when I get the window seals done :wink:
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby Jamie N » Sat 19.11.2016, 09:54

Steve A wrote::D Yes every car is so different, it's one thing having the seal and quite another fettling it to fit your car
as I now know trying to emulate the master seal wrangler :bowdown:
:oops: I've just checked my stores and found some lower door seals Jamie has sent me in the past :oops:
Something else for the list when I get the window seals done :wink:


That was yonks ago and you still aint got them done, slacker :D . These are actually one of the easier seals to convert, and make such a difference to the look, as thats one of the most visible parts of shabbiness on the Elan. I think i have a few pairs of them still if anyone needs them.
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby Danevansgolf » Sat 19.11.2016, 21:29

Hi jamie.
I'll take a pair if still available please. Check your inbox. I'll message my details to you..
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby simonbuk » Sat 19.11.2016, 23:16

This might be another purchase I make from you !!
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby Artaban » Tue 22.11.2016, 15:52

No last minute stampede but someone has the money, though I'm not sure spending circa 15-20% of a cars value on door seals makes sense when its only cosmetic.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142180139442? ... fresh=true
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby clemo » Tue 22.11.2016, 18:21

Artaban wrote:No last minute stampede but someone has the money, though I'm not sure spending circa 15-20% of a cars value on door seals makes sense when its only cosmetic.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142180139442? ... fresh=true


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Re: Items on eBay

Postby Rambo » Tue 22.11.2016, 19:38

Artaban wrote:No last minute stampede but someone has the money, though I'm not sure spending circa 15-20% of a cars value on door seals makes sense when its only cosmetic.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142180139442? ... fresh=true


It makes absolutely no sense at all to me. But, then again, nothing much does these days.

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Re: Items on eBay

Postby epipete » Tue 06.12.2016, 22:51

Just noticed someone selling a Hall Sensor for £125 - grab a bargain :D
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby clemo » Fri 16.12.2016, 18:45

Fits lotus elan. Is this for an N/A or an SE ?
Cant quite work it out .

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Illuminated-K ... SwiDFYQ~lD
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby lotustonybassplayer » Fri 16.12.2016, 19:56

clemo wrote:Fits lotus elan. Is this for an N/A or an SE ?
Cant quite work it out .

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Illuminated-K ... SwiDFYQ~lD

Let's hope it doesn't leak like an elan of either model otherwise it could be a shocking buy :-D
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Re: Items on eBay

Postby Fredjohn » Fri 16.12.2016, 20:25

clemo wrote:Fits lotus elan. Is this for an N/A or an SE ?
Cant quite work it out .

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Illuminated-K ... SwiDFYQ~lD



It will fit both N/A and Turbo according to ad. But where would you plug it in????? Guess you would just need an inverter to get it to actually work.

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Re: Items on eBay

Postby GeoffSmith » Fri 16.12.2016, 20:38

In view of your medical history.... Pig calling the kettle Black Country.
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