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PNM Window Seals

Postby MGMoore » Sat 02.01.2021, 14:02

Finally got the old door external window seal out after dismantling most of the door only to find the new seals are nothing like the originals. I have read the post by WeinLot but while helping to some extent doesn’t help me now.

The original seals have 6 fixing holes and the PNM ones have 10, only the front and rear line up, the rest are miles out.

Has anyone else encountered this? My only thoughts are that I will have to drill the inner door skin and make some new access holes and pilot drill some new fixing holes?

I would attach a photo but can’t see how to.
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Re: PNM Window Seals

Postby Fredjohn » Sat 02.01.2021, 14:36

Have you read the WikiLEC write-up?

See here

Also sure others have fitted them. Try searching for other posts.
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Re: PNM Window Seals

Postby Rusty Wishbone » Sun 03.01.2021, 23:03

I didn't have any trouble with mine. They did need trimming, but I think only at one end. Maybe they got muddled up with seals for a different model of car.
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Re: PNM Window Seals

Postby Rambo » Mon 04.01.2021, 10:57

Ditto. No problems. That was about 4 years ago
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Re: PNM Window Seals

Postby MGMoore » Thu 07.01.2021, 13:05

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Finally worked out how to attach a picture so you can see the difference with the seals
As you can see the old seal was very different
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Re: PNM Window Seals

Postby RonR » Thu 07.01.2021, 13:40

My original 1992 seals have the screw holes in the same place as the PNM ones.
From the opera glass headlights it looks like you have a very early car, so perhaps a change to the seals was made early in production?
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Re: PNM Window Seals

Postby roy666 » Thu 07.01.2021, 14:50

Hi MG..I replaced mine with PNM's..and they didn't line up at all. However, the holes for the self tapping screws in the door edges were busted/flaking away, so I reinforced the inside of the edges with a long strip of GRP. A bit fiddley but well worth it, then you can drill your own holes and makes a tighter/stronger seal. best of luck. M
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Re: PNM Window Seals

Postby MGMoore » Thu 07.01.2021, 16:46

Yes it is a pre production model, it was one of the early press cars, so I might find quite a few differences as I go through it.

I did have to fiberglass quite a bit on the inner parts of the door where the original screws and rivets had been, so made it stronger and made some new holes to fix it.

I now need to get it out of the garage, turn it round and repeat the fun on the passenger door.

Thanks Mark
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Re: PNM Window Seals

Postby tigerdog » Fri 08.01.2021, 16:10

MGMoore wrote:Yes it is a pre production model, it was one of the early press cars, so I might find quite a few differences as I go through it.


Paging Specky! Paging Mr. Speck! Specky is the resident expert on preproduction and early cars. I'm sure he'll tell you LOTS of differences to expect.
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Re: PNM Window Seals

Postby GeoffSmith » Fri 08.01.2021, 17:11

This one Mark?
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Re: PNM Window Seals

Postby Specky » Fri 08.01.2021, 19:47

tigerdog wrote:
MGMoore wrote:Yes it is a pre production model, it was one of the early press cars, so I might find quite a few differences as I go through it.


Paging Specky! Paging Mr. Speck! Specky is the resident expert on preproduction and early cars. I'm sure he'll tell you LOTS of differences to expect.


That’ll be car PB14 (Car Number 14 off the production line).

This is gonna sound Geeky, could I have the engine serial number please?

The car is on my database, but I have a hole for the Engine No.

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Re: PNM Window Seals

Postby Lotussi » Thu 18.02.2021, 19:27

Hi,
I am looking to buy new window seals, mine are completely cracked
where can you get them please?
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Re: PNM Window Seals

Postby Fredjohn » Fri 19.02.2021, 10:48

If you mean the rubber seal between the door and the glass, the answer is in the thread title: PNM!

If you mean the seals between the glass and hood an A post, then they are no longer available except occasionally on fleabay at a cost. They can however be made from other car seals: see various threads by Jamie N who designed and made some for sale.
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Re: PNM Window Seals

Postby Rambo » Fri 19.02.2021, 15:21

If you need the address it is...

Pete Musgrove
PNM Engineering
Unit2
New Way Business Centre
Wallasey
CH44 7HT

https://www.pnmparts.co.uk/elan-m100/el ... rseal-0772

I suspect the postage will be exorbitant now we have left the EU :shock:

I'm fairly sure that Jamie also found a good solution for the door/window weatherseals, along with A seals, header seals, intermediate seals etc, etc.....
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Re: PNM Window Seals

Postby Saltire » Fri 19.02.2021, 16:09

Rambo wrote:I'm fairly sure that Jamie also found a good solution for the door/window weatherseals, along with A seals, header seals, intermediate seals etc, etc.....

He did: I have some of it 8)
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Re: PNM Window Seals

Postby Lotussi » Sat 20.02.2021, 22:11

Hi Fredjohn

-sorry, didn't realize PMN was a company..
Yes, I did mean outside weather strip between glass and door
Thank you Rambo for the address.
I did look at previous posts -they date back a few years...
Jamie? you have any better solutions?
-and yes, .... I will eventually also need the rubber seal all around the door and on top of the glass to the roof.
Any solutions or addresses here?
and to be be even more picky.... in Germany?
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Re: PNM Window Seals

Postby Jamie N » Mon 22.02.2021, 12:02

[quote="Lotussi"]
Jamie? you have any better solutions?/quote]

If you are a hands on type you can fabricate the weatherstrips from a 2001 - 2005 Honda Civic, which will yield a result
much better than the originals and which will last the lifetime of the car without splitting in multiple places.

You will need the Honda clips with them as well, 4 per side is enough and you have to modify the clips slightly by lengthening
them with a small strip of plastic, heat welded onto them (old soldering iron, easy enough job).

They have to be from a 3 door version. This is one fitted......

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Re: PNM Window Seals

Postby Lotussi » Tue 09.03.2021, 15:50

Hi Jamie,
Thank you for the information
That looks great!
-did you also make your own version of the seal above the glass?
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Re: PNM Window Seals

Postby Fredjohn » Sat 13.03.2021, 17:37

Lotussi wrote:Hi Jamie,
Thank you for the information
That looks great!
-did you also make your own version of the seal above the glass?


Yes he did: there's a huge thread on all the hood seals by him on here.
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