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Elva Courier 100/37/L spare parts 
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Post Elva Courier 100/37/L spare parts
hello, I´m looking for a frame for a softtop for my Courier 100/37/L with the split window.
It would help me, if i could see an example . I have the softtop and the frame of an TR 3 does not fit
The other thing I need, is a petrol tank.
A Friend of mine goes to the TR- and MG- Market in GB this week and this could be a possibility to meet someone who could help?
Sorry for this little school-english.
Thank You
Andreas Lang


Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:27 pm
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Post Re: Elva Courier 100/37/L spare parts
This might be a tough one Andreas. 100/37/L is near the change to steel tube bow (UK hood sticks)

Roger has an excellent drawing of the Mk.II bows, but not much help to you with split vee flat glass screen.

the wood bow from 28L is pictured here, and available in the USA.

The steel tube bow from 66L, pictured with blue background, is for reference, not for sale.


I hope this will help.
Gary C


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Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:51 pm
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Post Re: Elva Courier 100/37/L spare parts
Does anyone know where the early fuel tank was sourced from? Someone once told me early VW but it doesn't look like the later Vdub tank I'm familiar with.


Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:25 am
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Regarding the fuel tank, an early Morris Minor comes to mind ... see https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/112587301116?c ... gLPsvD_BwE
Certainly not VW .. however as most things Elva, off-the-shelf parts were usually modified and in this case the the filler inlet was relocated to suit the Courier application.
Elva Racing fabricated new alloy fuel tanks for the cars we restored for greater capacity and better safety.
Not rocket science. The weather equipment is normally made to fit properly to each car and any competent trim specialist will be able to advise and provide. The notion that Elva parts will be found at some swop meeting is most likely fantasy as the cars were very much hand built and variations common. That's why we love them!!!!


Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:56 pm
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Post Re: Elva Courier 100/37/L spare parts
Hi Roger,
I've had a number of Minors in the '58-'63 range, never an early split screen/low light but they were rectangular in shape, long and narrow. The tank in 10/4/L is more square with well rounded corners. With many cars changed to fuel cells maybe a racer has an original stuffed in a dusty corner?
BB


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