Boot & Gear Shift

Posted: July 17, 2004 in Lotus

I removed the center tunnel to swap out the boot to the new Momo boot. I ended up destroying one of the knobs and the control for the A/C (the switch wouldn’t turn off.) The previous owner had glued one of the knobs together and to the shaft. Basically it’s a mess. Although the new boot looks great, I screwed up the HVAC panel pretty bad.I’m not all that worried though. I’m going to swap the A/C knob for a switch (for on/off, and discard the thermostat,) and shrink the whole panel down to about 1/2 the size. I’ll do this with a little welding, and a new aluminum face for the HVAC controls. In addition I think I’ll move the switches for the headlights, hazards and rear defrost to between the HVAC and the stereo.Once this is all done I’ll be building a new gauge binnacle in fiberglass to house the new gauges (and update the interior a bit.)

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