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Rear badges

Postby Ztabed » Fri 07.05.2021, 09:19

Dear All,

My M100 (S2) has been unbadged at the rear (by first owner I think) and I would like to put them back.
For that I need to find new rear badges (Lotus and Elan). Face to the prices I have seen recently, I would like to try to make them by myself (3D Printing).

That's why I'm looking for a precize description of those badges (Size, depth,...) to make a 3D model. I don't know if this kind of description exists (I didn't find it in the Lotus Books) but if an owner of an M100 could provide me good pictures and the differents size I could manage it by myself.

Thanks a lot in advance,

Best regards,

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Re: Rear badges

Postby Rambo » Fri 07.05.2021, 10:17

I don't have an S2 myself but the Lotus and Elan badges used for the SE were the same as for the S2. You also will need the S2 badge which is just a decal. If no one comes along with actual and precise measurements how about searching the internet and looking at rear view shots of an S2 ie

https://images.app.goo.gl/BQjkQ9nMVbHCQiyU9

https://images.app.goo.gl/xeXdqVb2RerEpKiY8

https://www.sjsportscars.com/parts-and- ... U0201F.htm

https://www.sjsportscars.com/parts-and- ... U0085F.htm

With a bit of accurate measurement and scaling against, say the rear plinth or lights it should be possible to ascertain the approx size. It's a bit if a "Blue Peter" approach but might be worth a go ?
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Re: Rear badges

Postby Fredjohn » Fri 07.05.2021, 13:19

Just FYI and confirmation, the Lotus and Elan badges are available from sjsportscars.co.uk, but at a price.

The S2 was I think a transfer. Not available there, but maybe elsewhere. Alternatively Internet download, printing on sticky vinyl may solve that issue.

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Re: Rear badges

Postby Ztabed » Fri 07.05.2021, 16:40

Dear Both,

Thanks a lot for your replies :D

But I'm still convinced that I could work better with exact sizes to produce a kind of replicas.
I just have to wait to cross soon an other Elan :wink:

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Re: Rear badges

Postby Saltire » Fri 07.05.2021, 17:21

Fredjohn wrote:Just FYI and confirmation, the Lotus and Elan badges are available from sjsportscars.co.uk, but at a price.

The S2 was I think a transfer. Not available there, but maybe elsewhere. Alternatively Internet download, printing on sticky vinyl may solve that issue.

Good luck.

Looks like they’re back in stock!

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Re: Rear badges

Postby KenS » Fri 07.05.2021, 21:44

Just taken a couple of pics, took them from a distance to minimise distortion, but there might still be some.
Oddly the L-O-T-U-S letters are not all the same height.

lotus.jpg

Width of LOTUS = 143mm.
Letter height L = 24.25mm O = 25mm T = 24mm U = 25mm S = 25.5mm

ElanS2.jpg

Width of ELAN = 119mm
Letter height 24.0mm
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Re: Rear badges

Postby GeoffSmith » Fri 07.05.2021, 22:02

I've got a high res scan of the S2 logo from an S2 certificate if you want it.
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Re: Rear badges

Postby Rambo » Sat 08.05.2021, 06:02

Saltire wrote:
Fredjohn wrote:Just FYI and confirmation, the Lotus and Elan badges are available from sjsportscars.co.uk, but at a price.

The S2 was I think a transfer. Not available there, but maybe elsewhere. Alternatively Internet download, printing on sticky vinyl may solve that issue.

Good luck.

Looks like they’re back in stock!

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I wonder if you could specify whether you got the green/silver or the yellow/silver sticker when purchased new. Or do certain colours have the yellow sticker and other ones have the green version ? After all, the yellow one would be useless on an NMY and a green one would be useless on a BRG

One for you M100 anoraks :lol:
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Re: Rear badges

Postby Ztabed » Sat 08.05.2021, 11:17

Really Thanks a lot to KenS and GeofSmith,

That's exactly what I was looking for :D

Good pictures and exact dimensions.

And if you can sand me the S2 pic with the high quality... :clap:

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Re: Rear badges

Postby RonR » Sat 08.05.2021, 11:21

There's a company which produces repro badges called "I Say Ding Dong" (I kid you not!).
Rear-Badges.JPG

I have a set of them ready for a rainy day, and they're a fraction of the cost of the usual suspects:

LOTUS
ELAN
SE
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Re: Rear badges

Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 08.05.2021, 11:22

De quel couleur? Jaune ou vert?
Je le mesurerai quand la pluie s'arrêtera!
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Re: Rear badges

Postby dapinky » Sat 08.05.2021, 11:31

I had a set made in silver vinyl because I got fed up with dirt and crap collecting in the badges, and being impossible to clean properly.

They are the same size and font as the original badges, and made by a Lotus guy in The Netherlands.

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Re: Rear badges

Postby Rambo » Sat 08.05.2021, 12:35

RonR wrote:There's a company which produces repro badges called "I Say Ding Dong" (I kid you not!).
Rear-Badges.JPG

I have a set of them ready for a rainy day, and they're a fraction of the cost of the usual suspects:

LOTUS
ELAN
SE


At those prices there's no point doing it yourself

Ding dong Ron :wink:
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Re: Rear badges

Postby Ztabed » Sun 09.05.2021, 17:55

I don't know how I 've missed this site "ding dong" ! :bonk:
I've ordered the Lotus and the Elan... I will see how they are :)

For the S2 sticker : My M100 is black, I think the yellow could be better fitted..?

Again, thanks a lot for your great help, I really appreciate :D

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Re: Rear badges

Postby clemo » Tue 08.06.2021, 21:47

Ztabed wrote:I don't know how I 've missed this site "ding dong" ! :bonk:
I've ordered the Lotus and the Elan... I will see how they are :)

For the S2 sticker : My M100 is black, I think the yellow could be better fitted..?

Again, thanks a lot for your great help, I really appreciate :D

RV


What colour combination do you think would look nice ?
Take the hi res scan and switch it up . would make your car unique ... silver and a sky blue might look interesting .
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Re: Rear badges

Postby GreasyJoe » Thu 10.06.2021, 00:29

Saltire wrote:
Fredjohn wrote:Just FYI and confirmation, the Lotus and Elan badges are available from sjsportscars.co.uk, but at a price.

The S2 was I think a transfer. Not available there, but maybe elsewhere. Alternatively Internet download, printing on sticky vinyl may solve that issue.

Good luck.

Looks like they’re back in stock!

AE998816-1FB3-476F-A816-77D918787F92.png


Just purchased badges from sjssportscars. cost for Lotus, Elan and SE was £95.50, plus p&p and VAT! wouldn't mind if made out of actual gold or silver ~sob~

While I'm waiting for them to arrive. Does anyone have the location measurements to place them on the back of the boot lid? My 5 day old car never came with any so not sure where to locate exactly.
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Re: Rear badges

Postby Rambo » Thu 10.06.2021, 06:35

Why on earth did you spend over £120 @ at SJS :shock: when you could get these

LOTUS
ELAN
SE


Each to their own I guess :?

Rambo wrote:
RonR wrote:There's a company which produces repro badges called "I Say Ding Dong" (I kid you not!).
Rear-Badges.JPG

I have a set of them ready for a rainy day, and they're a fraction of the cost of the usual suspects:

LOTUS
ELAN
SE


At those prices there's no point doing it yourself

Ding dong Ron :wink:
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Re: Rear badges

Postby dapinky » Thu 10.06.2021, 08:57

I got fed up with mine collecting either white polish residue (very rarely!) or green moss/dirt (more frequently!) so when the car was resprayed, I simply got vinyl 'stickers' the same size and font.
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Re: Rear badges

Postby Rambo » Thu 10.06.2021, 10:12

Empire green moss perchance :lol:
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Re: Rear badges

Postby dapinky » Thu 10.06.2021, 11:11

Rambo wrote:Empire green moss perchance :lol:


It was more like BRG (IIRC).... but it still made my poor quality Pac Blue paint look better :lol: :lol:
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