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My black trim has never had anything e.g. mesh etc I was told 30 years ago just to remember never to spray the hosepipe into the trim when washing! 

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It’s alive !!!! Engine running , first time hadn’t seen it running until today.  Just need bigger fuel tank 

Might be someone’s engine on the forum  Tour of the Lotus factory in the 70s. 

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Yes you would think so. However Ive never had a problem with weather coming through.  The top has room for the model number (see photo). whichever number yours is? I have got a number Ive got a "world champion one the same size.

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37 minutes ago, williamtherebel said:

My black trim has never had anything e.g. mesh etc I was told 30 years ago just to remember never to spray the hosepipe into the trim when washing! 

Same here ive only got the black trim. Does seem it should have something in there though! 

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Another confirmation there is no mesh in the black B post trim on mine either.

This trim is retained by rivets to the door reveal at the leading edge ( then the door seal clips over both pieces). At the rear, there's just a blob of black silicon adhesive on each of the legs that return to the main body. I notice from photo's you have two holes at the top where the chrome bezel and model number fit. Very early cars didn't have the badge, but by P reg, pretty sure it would have. Do you have the badges? Might be able to help out if you don't, but not sure which model I have. I think 501, which would spec a manual car with no A/c or power steering, but would need to check.

Tony

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Parts required,two trim pieces. First missing from the car is drivers side aluminium angle that attaches screen vertical trim to the shell. 
Second trim piece is passenger side top rail that runs length of roof. ( have two drivers side)
Is there any company that still makes these or does anyone have either I can buy please.

Tony B  

 

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Tony

May be able to help out on the roof rail. Definitely not got an A post piece, but if Lotus Bit's have one, I'm only 30 minutes away, so could pick up for you. 

I'll check out what I can spare and PM you. 

Tony 

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Thanks Tony for that very kind offer.  I will give them a call, but I would not want you to go there specially for me. If they have one they can post it.  
Progress has been very slow on the Elite the last couple of months, had to put another engine/ gearbox in my sprinter. 
A quick question on the trim that follows the roof line , it’s fastened and sealed on its flange , but is the face that’s meets the roof just open and not sealed.  So water runs down to fixed flange ?  Does that make sense?

Thanks 

Tony B

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Tony: Good news / Bad news.

Good news is I have a LH trim ( in fact I have both sides) as spares, and it ( they ) have no dents. Bad news is that 30 years ago when I started my restoration, I planned on doing bright work and bumpers in body colour, so roughened the surface with maybe 180 grit to get a good key.🙄🙄  Ironically I only roughed the Near side, but Off side is quite marked and pitted in any case. 

There are places around that can re polish and re anodise these trims (in fact there is one local to me in Northampton that I believe some on this forum have used). Could be costly though.

Alternative is there have been recent posts on applying a vinyl covering to mimic brushed Stainless. The ones I have would be a fine base for this approach certainly.

All depends what condition your other pieces are in and how much you want to replicate standard. Mine are available if they suit your needs. Let me know.

Tony

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