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Elan S2 Tenax fitting positions

PostPost by: PaulH » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:01 pm

I was asked for assistance with the location of the Tenax fitting behind the doors. I kept the original holes and I'm sure these were the original locations because there were no signs of other holes when I removed all the paint. I'm adding the images here in case they are useful to others.
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PostPost by: Frogelan » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:10 pm

Thanks Paul.

I was very grateful indeed for your "door episodes" on YouTube and this also very useful.

With respect to the doors, I was surprised by some of the differences with my own parts (window guides, window looks, front channel) and noted that I have a few unobtainables to make up.

I'll watch them again and may PM some questions.

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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:27 pm

Paul,

Your videos have been outstanding! You obviously loose sleep over this restoration, .......especially since you have all the parts on top of your pillows! I make fun, but it's so true. I have my windscreen behind the couch in the living room, and the new dash facia under my bedroom dresser, not to mention other parts hidden around the house my wife does not know about. I love it! But at least they are safe.

Paul, thank you for the schematic of the Tenax locations, but be careful. I've purchased used Tonneau (sp?) and hoods with the Tenax fastners in slightly different locations. Same issue with the vinyl at the bottom of the doors. Just a hair different from one car to another.

Andrew, post your questions so we can all see them. I, and and I know others always learn. Thank you both very much!

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PostPost by: PaulH » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:47 am

Famous Frank wrote:Paul,

Your videos have been outstanding! You obviously loose sleep over this restoration, .......especially since you have all the parts on top of your pillows! I make fun, but it's so true. I have my windscreen behind the couch in the living room, and the new dash facia under my bedroom dresser, not to mention other parts hidden around the house my wife does not know about. I love it! But at least they are safe.

Paul, thank you for the schematic of the Tenax locations, but be careful. I've purchased used Tonneau (sp?) and hoods with the Tenax fastners in slightly different locations. Same issue with the vinyl at the bottom of the doors. Just a hair different from one car to another.

Andrew, post your questions so we can all see them. I, and and I know others always learn. Thank you both very much!

Frank


Thanks for the positive comments. I guess there are plenty of families who have to put up with this type of behaviour even if they don't quite get it. My family are very patient with me :wink: .

On the Tenax fitting: It would be fascinating to have more insight on how the Lotus factory managed these aspects. My Engineering head would make me want to have a jig that fitted onto the body so the holes could be drilled in the same place on every car. The dimensions on my car make me assume it wasn't done that way. Does anyone actually know, or is that detail lost to us?

From what I've read in the forums I understand that the hoods/tonneaus are supplied without the Tenax fitting in place so the can be fitted once the hood or tonneau is on the car to match the fitting in the body wherever they are.

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