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We had a visit today on the LGT stand from the Business Manager for Classic Team Lotus.
We discussed the spares they've taken on from Paul Matty and he seemed genuinely interested in how they could support the Grand Tourers going forward.
I mentioned that top and bottom windscreen trims for Elite / Eclat would definitely find a market if they could reproduce.
Any suggestions for other rocking horse items warmly received and I can forward on.
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Wiper delay unit, Excel
Windscreen top trim on an Excel.
Foglights Excel.
Purgepumps later Excel.
Excel Door mirrors, both rubber rover type or Citroen type (+ markets for tvr, astons etc for same mirror for more income to ctl )

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May try this for top screen

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/115399190224 ... lncgAAAAAA

Fog lights were £75 for a pair on the escort stand.
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Proper shock absorbers
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Rear Brake Back Plates

Exhaust Systems that fit and don't rust...
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Hawaiis0 wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2024 19:24
Proper shock absorbers
Seconded!
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MetBlue wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2024 21:37
We had a visit today on the LGT stand from the Business Manager for Classic Team Lotus.
We discussed the spares they've taken on from Paul Matty and he seemed genuinely interested in how they could support the Grand Tourers going forward.
I mentioned that top and bottom windscreen trims for Elite / Eclat would definitely find a market if they could reproduce.
Any suggestions for other rocking horse items warmly received and I can forward on.
Tony
That sounds a very positive move from the Business Manager of Classic Team Lotus. Lets hope something happens.

Top windscreen trim - The screen is out of my Elite at the moment - so as I don't have a good top trim to go back - the plan is to make a top trim out of 2mm stainless steel, which will then be polished. I have drawn up the profile (from a bird eye view perspective) and plan to have it laser cut to the exact shape. My idea at the moment is then to bond this strip to the glass - doing it this way round, I will not be using the "T" section part of the factory trim, and as such I will not be requiring the little clips. Of course, as things progress, this great idea may have to be fine tuned to get the desired result. I will know the outcome in a few weeks time and I can share the result with you. Marcus

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Early Excel wing mirrors - the ones from the Rover SD1.

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Oh and +0.015" main bearings!
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Zaphod wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2024 22:05
Oh and +0.015" main bearings!
Available from Lotusbits

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Any of the many flimsy grained plastic masks, covers, finishers etc used on an Esprit
Esprit dry sumps parts
Marcasite fabric
Rear wheel bearings
Rear hub carriers
original spec dampers :)

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TAR wrote:
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Marcasite fabric
Seconded!

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“Teddy bear” fabric
Used on some Eclat, Elite and Esprit.

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“Teddy bear” fabric
If you'd posted that last Monday I wouldn't have took it seriously. 😀

Not sure I've seen it. Anyone got a photo?
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MetBlue wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2024 12:03
“Teddy bear” fabric
If you'd posted that last Monday I wouldn't have took it seriously. 😀

Not sure I've seen it. Anyone got a photo?
This is it in an Esprit

https://www.sevensandclassics.com/showr ... -esprit-s3

I’ve seen the same in Eclat and Elite.

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