splitscreen fitting

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splitscreen fitting

Postby alexandermclaren » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:44 pm

Seen lots of fitting advice whats the voter opinion on the best
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Re: splitscreen fitting

Postby Keith » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:35 pm

Johnno's method gets my vote, unfortunately the images didn't survive the migration to the new site, best PM him.

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Re: splitscreen fitting

Postby RobThomas » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:06 am

I was expecting a nightmare when it came to fitting the Lowlight screen to our Tourer. In fact, it took under an hour to do the lot, all by myself.

I think the best tips are to apply red rubber grease to the seal where it meets the glass, fit the rubber to the body, lay the glass in place, use plastic coated washing line (greased) to pop the lip over the glass and don't be tempted to use any undue force on the chrome strip as it easily deforms. Against the advice of the manual, I didn't insert the centre strip until after getting the glass in. The lube permitted me to force the glass apart enough to get the strip in later
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Re: splitscreen fitting

Postby RobThomas » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:53 pm

The factory video from Molenaar shows the whole window/seal/chrome assembly all built up and just fitted in one go by 2 blokes. Maybe the seals were warmed up first? Don't use hot water or Fairy Liquid, just a warm room (In Ailsa Craig???) or maybe a hair dryer?
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Re: splitscreen fitting

Postby smithskids » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:58 pm

Yes, I just had another look at the molinaar video and they didn't even appear to have a string inserted first, just a rubber hammer!! :o

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Re: splitscreen fitting

Postby markattard » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:58 am

My turn to have some fun fitting the splitty screen!! :o

Anyone done it recently any more tips? tried fitting the glass to rubber away from the car... already 2 hours ..unsuccessful.. going for some clamps like these to help me keep the rubber in place while inserting the glass.. any help pics appreciated!!
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Re: splitscreen fitting

Postby RobThomas » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:08 pm

Try just one side. You may find the new rubber (if not using the original) is too large for the hole and will never fit without violence. I believe someone is now selling smaller glass to allow the use of new type seals.

Fitted mine with old glass and old seal with little difficulty on my own in a few hours.
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Re: splitscreen fitting

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:31 pm

Check out page 10 of Steveys restoration, Ive fitted several this way using an old cut down pillar to make the 2 glasses into one then fit the rubber to the glass and then fit from inside the car pulling the string outside.

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Re: splitscreen fitting

Postby markattard » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:26 pm

Thank you so much!!!!

Silly me now i realised i'm missing the steel part no 5 in the diagram!! the split screen pillar back strip!! anyone has a spare one please? pls pm me
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Re: splitscreen fitting

Postby RobThomas » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:00 pm

I can confirm today that the Morris MO chrome will not fit. The glass is too tall and the top curve is different. If you trimmed it a bit then it could be made to fill in until an original can be found. The profile of the chrome trim is the same.
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Re: splitscreen fitting

Postby markattard » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:13 pm

hi Rob, thanks , would you know what is the thickness of the centre pillar split screen back plate please? I'm missing it and need to manufacture one thanks

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Re: splitscreen fitting

Postby RobThomas » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:07 pm

Flat sheet about 1.5mm, I'd say. It can be thicker if you want it more solid or your countersunk screws are a different profile.

Do you want an exact figure?
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Re: Splitscreen fitting

Postby plumby74 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:59 am

Mark Attard, if you still need that windscreen centre-pillar rear strip, with 4 holes for female screws, plus the mounting for the rear-view mirror, I have several here in Melbourne and it'd be easy/light to post.
Strips for even earlier Series MM cars did not have the boss to mount the rear-view mirror, I am told!
Send me a PM if your need still exists!

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