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So my elite has a properly horrible interior - it really lets the car down frankly.

anyone have a complete interior trim lying about ?? If so - send me a pm

cheers


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I will have but it'll need a retrim also

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Luggage compartment panels are easily fabricated. There is a floor board and a board covering the fuel tank, plus a battery cover and maybe something the other side - mine has a high pressue injection pump there. There are also plastic trim pieces covering the filler necks, and covers for the rear lights. I believe the boards were all covered in carpet. Find a friendly Elite owner and measure his boot trim!

I was wondering about interior retrims. The Elite and Eclat use standard size fibreglass mouldings for the dash, centre console, door trims and rear side trims. I think only the rear side trims are different between the two models. If a trimmer has done this before, then they should know exactly what shapes are needed already - I guess this work on its own takes a fair amount of time. The seats are very similar also. Does anyone know of a trimmer who's already done an Elite? Maybe they can offer a keen price if there are one or two people who need retrims?

ATB Richard

 

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I posted a while ago my great stock of interior parts, centre consoles and dashboard(parts), but received none reply for interest. Should you need anything please let me know which colour interior your car has. I also still have a complete brown 'leather' dashboard in very good condition.  Retrimming is another story, but maybe you are looking for parts please let me know. 

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The very early rear interiors were also fabricated completely differently to the later ones - built up in a much more traditional way on a wire frame etc, with each side/seat made in one piece.

Pete

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14 minutes ago, EXCEL V8 said:

The very early rear interiors were also fabricated completely differently to the later ones - built up in a much more traditional way on a wire frame etc, with each side/seat made in one piece.

Pete

Maybe the later ones as well - my rear seats are on a wire frame and are a single piece each side

Cheers, Richard

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23 hours ago, Barrykearley said:

So my elite has a properly horrible interior - it really lets the car down frankly.

anyone have a complete interior trim lying about ?? If so - send me a pm

cheers

I thought you were selling it, Barry?


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Maybe slightly off topic but has any one used foam board to fix head lining behind the cant rails. ? And will the head lining glue to the foam board once given a slight rub over to make a key for the glue.

Clive 

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9 minutes ago, USAndretti42 said:

I thought you were selling it, Barry?

Maybe... 

however - if it doesn’t sell - then I shall vapour blast the wheels, fit new rubber and replace the interior. 

Itll make a lovely car with that done will only add value


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Red real or fake leather  interior Barry,  Awesome colour combo with silver, would look stunning imo :thumbup:

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I've read that XJS fromnt seats fit nicely in an Elite.

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On 06/02/2019 at 20:20, mikeeech said:

That's a great find! If you look at their ebay shop they also do other trims - doors, centre console, knee pads, gaiters: http://www.ebaystores.co.uk/J-F-CUSTOMS/LOTUS-/_i.html?LH_TitleDesc=1&rt=nc&_nkw=elite&_fsub=1153129016&_sid=668506186&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1581&_pgn=2

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Hi Ihave retrimmed the interior of my series 1 eclat using the trim bought from mikeeech link .It is excellent quality use a high temp spray adhesive but do not fit the dash trim too tight it will shrink to fit after some warm sun on it.Very easy to fit and it is a good excuse to do everything behind the dash that you always wanted to do whilst you have the dash consul out.The handrake tunnel piece comes with the rear ashtray slot already cut out .If you dont want this as I didnt cover a piece of thin ply in black leather and stick it over the cutout it looks fine


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@alecDo you have pics?

I have asked them about also doing seats and rear quarter panels......lol

 


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I will take some pics at the weekend I spoke to this company about seats .They said they do not do them but would do rear quarters if Isend them the original covers as patterns


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