Elan M100 door mirror glass

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Elan M100 door mirror glass

Postby nigelpen » Tue 06.09.2016, 16:20

Does anyone know where I can buy an Elan M100 RH door mirror glass. Lotus part no A 100UO204F Flat. I have asked around and nobody has them as they are an obsolete part.
So it looks like it will have to be secondhand.
I have been told that TVR or Noble might have used the same type but can't confirm that yet. Was this a part made by General Motors when they owned Lotus or maybe a bought in part?
Any help/guidance would be aprreciated.
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Re: Elan M100 door mirror glass

Postby simonbuk » Thu 08.09.2016, 21:57

First post in over 2 years..........thats great lurking !!

Welcome BTW !!
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Re: Elan M100 door mirror glass

Postby Rambo » Fri 09.09.2016, 17:58

Have you tried SW Lotus ?

Or Steve at SJS ?
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Re: Elan M100 door mirror glass

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Fri 09.09.2016, 21:59

Most everyone just goes to an auto glass company and has them cut a new piece to fit the original holder. I had offered to get some replacement mirror glass made by a reputable company in the US but not enough people were interested.

Replacement Door Mirrors Does anyone want any?
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Re: Elan M100 door mirror glass

Postby nigelpen » Fri 09.09.2016, 22:27

Thanks for your reply. Yes I have tried most of the normal sources but no luck now it is an obsolete part. I have done a repair for the time being, it's the plastic lugs on the back of the mirror which have given trouble.
I will keep looking as I would like to find an alternative.
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Re: Elan M100 door mirror glass

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Fri 09.09.2016, 22:36

I have a new Convex Mirror with "sled" that you can buy and get the glass replaced...

It is just the sled and glass, no pins or "cross" but I have a few of those as well, if you need them.

I broke up a few, new passenger side mirror assemblies to get the drive motors and harnesses and have a few of the other bits still in stock.

Send me an email (link under my ID) if you are interested and I will try to figure out a price for what you need.

I am in the US, so shipping won't be as quick or cheap as from someone in the UK.
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Re: Elan M100 door mirror glass

Postby nigelpen » Wed 21.09.2016, 03:40

Brit-Car-Nut wrote:I have a new Convex Mirror with "sled" that you can buy and get the glass replaced...

It is just the sled and glass, no pins or "cross" but I have a few of those as well, if you need them.

I broke up a few, new passenger side mirror assemblies to get the drive motors and harnesses and have a few of the other bits still in stock.

Send me an email (link under my ID) if you are interested and I will try to figure out a price for what you need.

I am in the US, so shipping won't be as quick or cheap as from someone in the UK.


Hi, Did you get my email? Nigel
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Re: Elan M100 door mirror glass

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Wed 21.09.2016, 13:39

Yes, I got the email. You said you would be trying to make up a mirror that works.

I replied with the links to get new pins made at Shapeways. Shapeways Link for Mirror Pins
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Re: Elan M100 door mirror glass

Postby Rusty Wishbone » Tue 13.12.2016, 22:34

From what everyone has said, the sled on the back of the glass is no longer available, but I presume that 3D printing would be quite straightforward. The sled could then be stuck on the back of the mirror. My sled is broken, but the glass and heater are fine.
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Re: Elan M100 door mirror glass

Postby John_W » Thu 30.08.2018, 21:24

João,
My driver's mirror has a piece of foam rubber wedged between the mirror glass and the mirror body to reduce vibration and give a steadier view of the road behind. It still adjusts in all directions.
Maybe your bit of folded paper performs a similar function.
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Re: Elan M100 door mirror glass

Postby dapinky » Fri 31.08.2018, 10:06

I have a simple answer to this....

.... if you can see it in the rear mirrors, it is history and not worth worrying about - Look out of the big window :lol:

(On a serious note, the internals are very simple, but in a complex way (if that makes sense) - only a few parts, but all need to be securely fastened/clipped in place to work correctly. - all the parts can be made/bought etc to rebuild them, but they may still be a bit wobbly if the plastic bits are worn, springs stretched etc. Once you get the glass out of the way it all becomes easy to visualise.

My advice for that is to be firm - if you try to do it too gently, it is more likely to bend/snap the glass (easy replacement, but hassle) - take as firm a grip as you can, take a deep breath and give a steady firm pull - this will dissengage the pins at the rear, and should keep the glass intact.
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Re: Elan M100 door mirror glass

Postby John_W » Fri 31.08.2018, 13:43

dapinky wrote:... if you can see it in the rear mirrors, it is history and not worth worrying about ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDaONrHK1f8

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Re: Elan M100 door mirror glass

Postby Rambo » Fri 31.08.2018, 19:20

John_W wrote:João,
My driver's mirror has a piece of foam rubber wedged between the mirror glass and the mirror body to reduce vibration and give a steadier view of the road behind. It still adjusts in all directions.
Maybe your bit of folded paper performs a similar function.
john


Just use a bit of Jamie's butyl rubber wedged in. It looks far neater than a used durex box or fag packet :twisted:
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Re: Elan M100 door mirror glass

Postby John_W » Fri 31.08.2018, 19:38

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Re: Elan M100 door mirror glass

Postby Tuga2112 » Sun 02.09.2018, 21:12


my apologies.

i was reading this topic during my research, and posted in here the message intended for the thread that John referred,
when i realised i was ressurecting the thread i edited the post asking moderators to remove it as it was not relevant.
indeed the full story is there, although in short, it turned out i have no need for the driver's side mirror. and my passenger side is not a problem to be considered anytime soon since my blue elan is a pending project until i get other cars fixed up.
1991 elan se
1991 elan se project
91 MR2 Turbo (import) project
94 Celica GT4 (Import)
94 4Runner
98 Celica SR

too many projects. not enough sunny days :(
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