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Door windows

Postby Stryker » Sun 11.01.2015, 21:01

Going to overhaul my doors and have done a wee bit research before doing so on the central site and also the lotus manuals.
I see that the glass on early models had slider blocks and later models bobbins I wonder are they inter changeable or do I need to stay with blocks if available if thats what's on my car ? Mine is an early SE Any help is appreciated
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Re: Door windows

Postby Megwenda » Sun 11.01.2015, 21:21

as far as i understand it, all elans have slider bocks (which run in channells and guide the window up and down), and all elans have bobbins (which are used to stop the windows going too far up, and support the windows when closed). As such, they have different functions, and both are required.

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Re: Door windows

Postby Rusty Wishbone » Sun 11.01.2015, 22:12

Megwenda wrote:as far as i understand it, all elans have slider bocks (which run in channells and guide the window up and down), and all elans have bobbins (which are used to stop the windows going too far up, and support the windows when closed). As such, they have different functions, and both are required.


I agree with that.
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Re: Door windows

Postby Stryker » Mon 12.01.2015, 09:21

Thanks shows my ignorance of the internals would have found out when in door but will get parts ordered now and replace them as well as speakers etc hopefully done once and last a while Thanks both
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Re: Door windows

Postby Megwenda » Thu 15.01.2015, 08:46

You may also want to order the 'butterfly' and the main slider, as these are often the cause of window problems

See this very helpful thread for more info on stripping the door (if you go down to the pictures at the start of the thread, you will see the butterfly and main slider)
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Re: Door windows

Postby Tyger » Sat 17.01.2015, 20:51

All this assumes your window motor itself is in decent shape (mine wasn't). I was lucky to find a good one from a car being broken up as I hear they are VERY hard to find these days.
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Re: Door windows

Postby petezipp » Sun 18.01.2015, 20:57

Just a little tip....
you may find the sliders are a little sloppy, due to the small pieces of tube.
I found a section of washer tube fitted and made the window much tighter, just be careful not to overdo it.
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