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Re: another m100 hardtop question

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 05.02.2018, 15:34

theelanman wrote:Ive asked Simon what happened to the moulds
apparently they were given to someone in Scotland who said they were going to remake them.......

ah

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anyone?


Gareth, any idea what happened to the SPC roll hoop design and moulds for the hood cover panel??

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Re: another m100 hardtop question

Postby HJ2 » Mon 05.02.2018, 16:25

Now THAT would be interesting for me personally as well!
Knowing that most likely it is not going to happen, I still want these very much.
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Re: another m100 hardtop question

Postby clemo » Mon 05.02.2018, 16:28

HJ2 wrote:Now THAT would be interesting for me personally as well!
Knowing that most likely it is not going to happen, I still want these very much.


I have just sent simon an email .
I was trying to source him an Elan tub a while back so have had contact with him last year.
I will invite him to Castle Combe where we can ply him with beer and grind him down once again !.

Will let you know my findings

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Re: another m100 hardtop question

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 05.02.2018, 17:33

clemo wrote:I was trying to source him an Elan tub a while back so have had contact with him last year.
Clemo


I seem to remember him posting pictures of his Elan after his sister had an off in it and stuffed it backwards at speed destroying most of the back end - and rear lights ! - 'sororicide' came to mind ... :lol:
Is he re-building?
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Re: another m100 hardtop question

Postby clemo » Mon 05.02.2018, 18:22

lotusflasherman wrote:
clemo wrote:I was trying to source him an Elan tub a while back so have had contact with him last year.
Clemo


I seem to remember him posting pictures of his Elan after his sister had an off in it and stuffed it backwards at speed destroying most of the back end - and rear lights ! - 'sororicide' came to mind ... :lol:
Is he re-building?


Well he has ( as of late last year) still got the wrecked rear end ex RonJ? S2 elan . Yes you are correct in thinking it was a bit crunchy including the lights . Not sure that the car is at the top of his plans but if the parts came his way then he may get it fixed up .
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Re: another m100 hardtop question

Postby Steve A » Mon 05.02.2018, 21:44

ksixty wrote:Hi
I have always fancied a M100 but am not a fan of soft tops so would only consider one if I could source a hardtop which leads me to ask has any progress been made in locating a supplier for these
I'm hoping that all the people searching for one over the years I have maybe got together and commissioned a manufacturer or a company/individual to modify the MGF one


:? If you using it all year round there's maybe some justification in owning a hardtop, but if your not your just trying to make it what it ain't.
If your "not a fan of soft tops" don't buy one get something else :bonk:
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Re: another m100 hardtop question

Postby Fredjohn » Tue 06.02.2018, 00:38

Steve A wrote:If your "not a fan of soft tops" don't buy one get something else :bonk:


A bit harsh that. Remember the original Elan was available as either a convertible or a hard top, so you could enjoy it's drive and handling whether you were a fan of soft tops or not.
So why not follow such a precedent with the M100, even though it's not exactly ex factory?
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Re: another m100 hardtop question

Postby Rusty Wishbone » Tue 06.02.2018, 00:51

The guy with the hardtop moulds and jigs for the hoops is called Andy. I spoke to him a few times about 4 years ago. So long as he hasn't moved, I'm happy to put someone here in touch with him.
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Re: another m100 hardtop question

Postby Rusty Wishbone » Tue 06.02.2018, 00:56

Fredjohn wrote:
Steve A wrote:If your "not a fan of soft tops" don't buy one get something else :bonk:


A bit harsh that. Remember the original Elan was available as either a convertible or a hard top, so you could enjoy it's drive and handling whether you were a fan of soft tops or not.
So why not follow such a precedent with the M100, even though it's not exactly ex factory?


I'm with ksixty on this one. I would have preferred an Elan Coupe to a convertible.
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Re: another m100 hardtop question

Postby Steve A » Tue 06.02.2018, 01:25

Fredjohn wrote:
Steve A wrote:If your "not a fan of soft tops" don't buy one get something else :bonk:


A bit harsh that. Remember the original Elan was available as either a convertible or a hard top, so you could enjoy it's drive and handling whether you were a fan of soft tops or not.
So why not follow such a precedent with the M100, even though it's not exactly ex factory?


Sadly it seems that boat has sailed :roll:
I really liked Simon's roll bars and the moulds that went with it, I wish I'd gone for them at the time :roll:
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Re: another m100 hardtop question

Postby HJ2 » Tue 06.02.2018, 09:05

Same here.They look ace
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Re: another m100 hardtop question

Postby clemo » Tue 06.02.2018, 09:50

Steve A wrote:
Fredjohn wrote:
Steve A wrote:

I really liked Simon's roll bars and the moulds that went with it, I wish I'd gone for them at the time :roll:



I have sent an email to Simon regarding a few things. As i said i was in email contact with him up until late last year.


Will update when i hear anything.
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Re: another m100 hardtop question

Postby elaverick » Tue 06.02.2018, 10:03

If the roll hoops or hardtop have a chance of being reproduced I'd definitely be interested, I'd assumed that ship had sailed a long time ago :)
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Re: another m100 hardtop question

Postby clemo » Tue 06.02.2018, 16:27

Received a reply from Simon this morning .
Early days yet .
Watch this space and i will report back.
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Re: another m100 hardtop question

Postby HJ2 » Tue 06.02.2018, 18:43

As the fresh prince said:

DRUMS PLEASE!
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Re: another m100 hardtop question

Postby simonbuk » Tue 06.02.2018, 21:00

Out of interest were the bars welded in place or bolted ? Or a bit of both ?
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Re: another m100 hardtop question

Postby Rambo » Tue 06.02.2018, 21:13

Rusty Wishbone wrote:The guy with the hardtop moulds and jigs for the hoops is called Andy. I spoke to him a few times about 4 years ago. So long as he hasn't moved, I'm happy to put someone here in touch with him.


Is that Andy in Inverness ??
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Re: another m100 hardtop question

Postby HJ2 » Tue 06.02.2018, 21:14

Do a search on ‘spc hoops’ here on the forum and enjoy an evening reading :D
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Re: another m100 hardtop question

Postby clemo » Tue 06.02.2018, 21:35

HJ2 wrote:Do a search on ‘spc hoops’ here on the forum and enjoy an evening reading :D


But not the hardtop thread. I read it back again this morning . It didn't end well . If simon has still got them then it may be a hard sell to try and get him to remake some. Thats probably why he gave the other bits away to Andy .

Though if Andy can be found then maybe he can be convinced to do a remake ?
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Re: another m100 hardtop question

Postby HJ2 » Tue 06.02.2018, 22:28

It is a hell lot of work and does not make you rich producing these goodies. It's more a volunteering job with a little expenses paid. I understand perfectly
I praise myself lucky with my CF Top, but hope somewhere deep down that I will just be as lucky with sourcing hoops, fairing and rear deck :smt045
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