Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label

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Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label

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Anyone out there know the font used and layout of the "PRESS HERE TO CLOSE" label on the rear hatch of a 1974 elite.
I have enough visible to see some of the letters, and it looks like the background was originally silver with black letter. I measure the label at 24mm x 20mm. Beyond that, I don't have much to go on.
Sure I've seen in the past a chain where someone has had some reprinted, but can't find it any longer.
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I'm sorry I can't help you with that but when you get it sorted I'd like one for my 1974 Elite as well!! :D. Keep us posted how you get on.

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I think I remember Mike Taylor at Lotusbits saying he could get some...

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You are right, someone did get some done but I can’t remember who. I would love one too
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Hi Tony take a look at " Isaydingdong.co.uk " they might be able to help. If not the same, one that is similar.

Hope This Helps.

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Thanks Ian. Nothing on the suggested Web site, but I'll email them with my current best estimate of what this label looked like. Can't say it is a nice font (very top heavy). The remnants of my label give good indication of what the P, S, H and E looked like, but I've had to guess at the other characters.
Can anyone post a photo, even if a worn out label that may help get close to original.
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https://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/t ... /#comments

Hopefully the above should be a link to a thread on the Lotus Forums from a while ago which has a photo of a ‘press here to close’ sticker on an Elite rear window.

I’m not sure if it’s the original design but the font of the lettering certainly has a 70’s look.

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Great. Thanks.
That's the thread I remember from previous. The font is quite different to the remnants of my sticker. If I can just figure out how to include a picture in post, I'd show all what I have so far.
Spoke to Lotus Bit's today. They don't have anything.
I've contacted isaydingdong who were very prompt with reply and I've emailed them graphic of my current best guess. Fingers crossed.
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Image of worn out label ( if this works).
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Hope you've got big monitors!!!! :D
Clues appreciated on how I make smaller in future.
(The scale in the background is a ruler graduated in MM)
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Was getting late last night, and just getting a picture to load was a major step forward for me.
Been playing again this morning and hopefully now a better size
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Image of my "recreation" based on this - I said it was not a pretty font....but then if that's how it left the factory..
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Really not sure if the O is correct. Thoughts?
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I am pretty sure that the font is called "Jackson" and the version used by Lotus is a heavy or bold style.
Your recreation is a good effort but the lines are too straight; the horizontal edges should have a curve to them. You can download the font yourself and then get some made by somewhere like StickerShop.co.uk

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if you need anyone to join in on a group buy....I will..... :D

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theelanman wrote:if you need anyone to join in on a group buy....I will..... :D
Me too.

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I would love a sticker too, if possible.

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