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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

TR7-8 windshield trim, buy windshield ?
Posted by: roverman
Date: May 16, 2012 06:31PM

Where to buy? Lot's of "scalpers" ! Special tool to remove ? Suggestions ? Thanks, roverman.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/31/2012 09:29PM by roverman.


tr8todd
Todd Kishbach

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Re: TR7-8 windshield trim
Posted by: tr8todd
Date: May 16, 2012 10:45PM

Pry out slowly starting in the bottom corners. Don't use the glass as a leverage point, or it will crack. Use a a thin slice of wood under the prying tool against the metal windshield frame and try to slide your finger tips under the side against the glass as it lifts. Even if your careful, the windshield may still break or the two layers of windshield may delaminate at the top corners. All depends on the adhesive used. Original windshields had a wire buried in the sealant that supposedly could be hooked up electrically and the resistance in the wires would heat the sealant making it easier to remove. Never seen it work in real life.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: TR7-8 windshield trim
Posted by: Moderator
Date: May 16, 2012 11:54PM

Quote:
Never seen it work in real life.

But what a nifty idea.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: TR7-8 windshield trim
Posted by: roverman
Date: May 17, 2012 11:32AM

Glass is already cracked. Likely not original glass,(race car/body in white). Just trying not to ruin trim or clips. Thanks, roverman.


tr8todd
Todd Kishbach

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Re: TR7-8 windshield trim
Posted by: tr8todd
Date: May 17, 2012 05:04PM

If you ruin them give me a shout. I have a pile of at least a dozen or so sets. It's that bugger little filler strip at the top that always seems to go missing.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: TR7-8 windshield trim
Posted by: roverman
Date: May 17, 2012 06:35PM

How about pushing sideways that "stradle clip", center/top of trim ? I'm still having trouble getting wiper nuts off.Cheers, roverman.


tr8todd
Todd Kishbach

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Re: TR7-8 windshield trim
Posted by: tr8todd
Date: May 18, 2012 09:07AM

If it's there. Most times it's gone on parts cars.



roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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Registered:
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Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: TR7-8 windshield trim, succes at last !
Posted by: roverman
Date: June 06, 2012 02:39PM

Had I only known the trim is set with RTV silicon ! I was expecting clips/ old school ? Once one end started to give, WD-40 type lube really helped losen the stainless. Used a winshield adhesive cutting tool,(worth weight in gold), to extract the glass. Now, where do I buy a polycarbonate windshield ? Onward, roverman.


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