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Engine Undertray

Postby djwazza68 » Tue 12.11.2019, 13:34

Hello all,

My front undertray is currently about 6 inches square and is attached by 2 rusty 'somethings' to the front of the chassis. Does anyone have a spare for sale?
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Re: Engine Undertray

Postby tedtaylor » Mon 31.08.2020, 22:55

i've never seen one on a car. do they actually exist? does anyone in USA have a front "undertray" actually ON their cars??? please post a picture of one installed....
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Re: Engine Undertray

Postby NewLogik » Thu 03.09.2020, 00:55

I'd be interested to see as well.
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Re: Engine Undertray

Postby Rambo » Thu 03.09.2020, 08:55

Not sure to what you are referring when you say an undertray. I think someone must have fitted something aftermarket. 6 x 6" sounds very small so does it protect the oil sump ? That's all I can think of so unless you post photos .... :poke:

PS there has not been anything of that size fitted to the 3 I've owned
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Re: Engine Undertray

Postby HJ2 » Thu 03.09.2020, 10:32

possibly the radiator skid plate?
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Re: Engine Undertray

Postby dapinky » Thu 03.09.2020, 10:55

Like Henk-Jan, I also assume that we (they?) are talking about the fibreglass panel/plate under the radiator bracket......

..... I don't know if the Fed car has the same system as a UK (or anywhere else) car as that bit oif the cars differ.

But the description in this thread suggests that there remains just a small bit of the panel in the middle, held by the 2 x M6 setscrews/penny washers intot he radiator bracket.

(but as I say, it may well be different on a FED car)
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Re: Engine Undertray

Postby HJ2 » Thu 03.09.2020, 12:05

Mine is not glas fibre though, but some thermoplast....
Lots of epoxy used over the years for repairs :-)
So you could use the 2 parts left and build a new one from that :-)

Jokes aside: I believe these are rather unobtainable nowadays, but if you have one as a template you can cut and fold a proper one out of aluminium sheet quite simple.
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Re: Engine Undertray

Postby dapinky » Thu 03.09.2020, 12:14

Oops - good point about being thermoplastic.....

.... mine used to be thermoplastic, but it cracked/broke - so I made one out of fibreglass using the broken one as a pattern/mould.
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Re: Engine Undertray

Postby donsladek » Fri 04.09.2020, 04:46

Is Item 1 the part(or parts) in question?
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Re: Engine Undertray

Postby HJ2 » Fri 04.09.2020, 09:53

Yup. that's the skidplate allready :cheers:
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Re: Engine Undertray

Postby dapinky » Fri 04.09.2020, 10:25

The picture above is taken from the V6 Parts Book, which gives 2 different part numbers, but doesn't say what the difference is......

...... the LHD parts book shows the same item (still on page 12.01), with a different item for Europe to USA......

.... but the scan of the original is incomplete, and the actual 'list' of numbers doesn't include the part numbers pictured.

....and the Japanese (ROW) parts book has that page missing!

Mine doesn't have the 2 'lumps' on it, and is basically a flat plate with some angled edges, so maybe that is the difference????
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Re: Engine Undertray

Postby esprit888 » Fri 04.09.2020, 19:10

It was not installed on the SIR cars (i recently asked the same question and BCN was able to set me straight that it was not fitted to the federal models)
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Re: Engine Undertray

Postby esprit888 » Mon 07.09.2020, 18:40

Correction THIS IS NOT one for sale in the U.K :-D

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lotus-Elan-M10 ... 0667.m2042

This is what the OP is looking for :roll:
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Re: Engine Undertray

Postby Rambo » Mon 07.09.2020, 18:44

Looks very expensive for what it is :? Another costly item from SS @ DVB
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Re: Engine Undertray

Postby Andy_J » Mon 07.09.2020, 21:30

esprit888 wrote:Here's one for sale in the U.K

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lotus-Elan-M10 ... 0667.m2042


That looks more like the front crash structure rather than an under-tray to me
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Re: Engine Undertray

Postby Saltire » Mon 07.09.2020, 22:26

Andy_J wrote:
esprit888 wrote:Here's one for sale in the U.K

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lotus-Elan-M10 ... 0667.m2042


That looks more like the front crash structure rather than an under-tray to me

:agree: Having just had the whole front end to bits (and to be fair to Steve, that’s what he describes it as)
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Re: Engine Undertray

Postby esprit888 » Mon 07.09.2020, 23:16

I shall consider myself suitably admonished and have corrected said post to include the correct information :bonk: :bonk: :bonk:
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