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front w/screen fitting

Postby john newton » Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:17 pm

i have just unwrapped w/screen rubber for my 64 2 door. the rubber is like nothing i have ever seen,cant make head nor tail of it. i have fitted screens in th past mostly to fords. can somebody enlighten me as to what section this should look like,plastic infill type. re,john. :oops:

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Re: front w/screen fitting

Postby geoberni » Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:48 pm

John
Have you got a manual?
It's in Sect R (though not illustrated with a post 66 seal).

As I have a SII, I'm not talking from having owned one, but from what I understand...

The basic section of the seal is as per the manual, certainly as far as fitting it to the car goes.
Just the shape of the 'insert' slot is different.
You say the car is a '64, but you're fitting the post '66 seal. Have I understood that right.?
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Re: front w/screen fitting

Postby Mark Wilson » Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:50 pm

I did have to scratch my head a bit when I fitted mine, although I haven't fitted one before. Basically there are two narrow slots and one wider. The wider slot is for the plastic trim and goes on the outside. The narrower slots are for the glass and the frame - I fitted mine to the glass first, with cord in the frame slot to pull the lip through.

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Re: front w/screen fitting

Postby john newton » Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:43 pm

thanks geobernie and mark wilson,yes,64 car and 66 rubber. i shall consult manual,i looked through utube and found plenty mini,s having screen,s fitted hard way also split screen minor,s. more upon completion. re, john

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Re: front w/screen fitting

Postby geoberni » Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:58 pm

I have found this video, on AOL of all places, which is fitting rear and then front screens.

Sound quality is poor because they have a gas space heater running at the back of the garage :roll: .
Note that they don't fit the trim to the front screen before fitting it.
The manual however shows the trim fitted before fitting the whole assembly to the car.
So be interesting to know how they got on with fitting it afterwards, but unfortunately they don't mention it...

https://www.aol.com/video/view/fitting- ... 9e3727b26/
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Re: front w/screen fitting

Postby Chappers » Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:23 pm

This is really interesting.
Is it really that easy?
No sealant squirted round....?
My rubbers have perished, but I really don’t fancy trying this myself.
Please advise if it’s as simple as these guys have shown or is this one of those deceptive, magic tricks video???

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Re: front w/screen fitting

Postby jaekl » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:31 pm

The old style stainless trim is inserted prior to installation. It's the later style where the trim is inserted after installation. The newer seal is much more forgiving and makes installation easier.

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Re: front w/screen fitting

Postby john newton » Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:45 pm

i have just had a struggle fitting rubber to screen,finishing off with a faw adjectives. the answer is just a slight smidge of washing up liquid along both edges. easy. i intend to use tyre fitting soap for the body fit. re, john.


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