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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-05-2018, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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Who Sells The Replacement ELige Window Guide Blocks

I had more than 1 broken in the car originally and the rattle was nightmarish.
Now I'm down to 1 block left that's broken and I remember someone posting about being able to source replacements.

If you're not sure what I'm talking about here's a photo of the blocks, they ride the guide rail as the window opens/closes and are glued to the glass:




Also these guide blocks seem to wear out and some of my current ones seem a bit less tight than factory, so I'm considering useing some moleskin (adhesive backed felt) to take out some of the slop:
*MoleSkin stickyback Felt by the length, stop rattles, squeaks, line your hard plastic bins and more



Need to get this done before the car goes to paint in a little while.

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Have done moleskin on crimped-in cloth window fuzzies on vintage cars. The moleskin works great in that application except for weathering and photodegradation. Should be even better on something like a Lotus where the window channel (or guide block in this case) is down in the door and not exposed to light or much weather.
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Well, i know I couldn't make them for $7.28 ea.............
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Well, i know I couldn't make them for $7.28 ea.............
I'm not sure I know what you're referencing. What costs $7.28??
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I think he might be assuming it is part #A116U0020F but i can't really tell if this is true or not. Are those blocks on the window itself?

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I think he might be assuming it is part #A116U0020F but i can't really tell if this is true or not. Are those blocks on the window itself?
Yeah I don't know what he's referencing, but last I looked you can't buy these seperate from the standard lotus parts providers. But someone was recreating them as they are simple blocks of nylon with notches cut out of them.

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21 and 22 are not the right parts. These are square white nylon blocks that are bonded to the glass with black/dark grey glue. There are 4 on each window, see below circled.
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yeah, well they appear to be part of the window

Looking back I see posts from way back but not so much now. Maybe it is something that breaks if the window is mis adjusted

Don't see anyone making them in a quick scan

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lotus-Elise...AxU:rk:20:pf:0

cheaper than I would make blocks for, unless it was a ton of them
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This individual prints them so they may be more brittle than stock and who knows how they wear. They're not cheap.

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f3/...blocks-455378/
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would ABS or PLA 3D printed parts work as a replacement?
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The problem with 3d is that they have a grain, like a piece of wood, and structurally they can be iffy. Would they work, absolutely. Would they last forever which is really what you want? Hmmm, maybe, maybe not.

We need to know why they are breaking, it doesn't look like they should be under much load.
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