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S1 Extruded Uprights?

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ChrisJ.

Original Poster:

539 posts

152 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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What date did the extruded uprights end?

Scuffers

20,887 posts

186 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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ChrisJ. said:
What date did the extruded uprights end?
fronts - end of the S1's

Rears - approx early 2000

Thorburn

1,787 posts

105 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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They only changed the rears, even later cars should have alloy front uprights.

According to this, November 1999: http://wiki.seloc.org/a/Elise_model_history#Elise_...

In reality though I'm not sure there was a hard cut off date and some cars won't have their original uprights anymore - my early 1998 car had the alloy uprights replaced with new steel ones this year due to corrosion.

ChrisJ.

Original Poster:

539 posts

152 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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Thanks Scuffers and Thorburn.

I'm thinking 2000 S1 with 12 spoke wheels etc.?

ChrisJ.

Original Poster:

539 posts

152 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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I now have a late S1 (2000), and it does have steel rear uprights.
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pthelazyjourno

1,696 posts

81 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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Have a look.

Try a magnet.

Google both, they look quite different.

Mine had the later wheels, fibreglass boot etc, but lots of parts off early cars like alloy uprights.

As with anything Lotus, they seemed to use whatever they had to hand at the time.

ChrisJ.

Original Poster:

539 posts

152 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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I can believe the mix and match would be going on around that time of production.

I don't need a magnet, mine has the spindly type. Fronts are extruded type, but I guess all S1s had those factory fitted?

Scuffers

20,887 posts

186 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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ChrisJ. said:
I can believe the mix and match would be going on around that time of production.

I don't need a magnet, mine has the spindly type. Fronts are extruded type, but I guess all S1s had those factory fitted?
Yes, all S1's (in exiges etc) have ali front uprights.