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PACresta
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:32 am    Post subject: Progress Reply with quote

Engine hoist booked for Monday 26th, i have allowed 2 days for any unforseen problems. After that will be fitting the front and rear screens, any tips? The screens are curved and have heard they can be a devil to fit.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One tip I picked up recently when someone was changing the rubber on a curved Chevy truck screen, was to mark the centre of the screen and put a mark in line with it above the screen, so that when you put the screen back in position, you know that it is central before trying to get it back into the rubber

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never done a really curved screen like the PA, but strong cord and plenty of fairy liquid on the rubbers have worked in the past.

If you run into problems it may be worth making friends with an Autoscreens fitter, as they seem to have a variety of funny shaped tools for different shaped rubbers.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

at least two pairs of hands in the vicinity too is highly recommended, for thumping, pushing etc!

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PACresta
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I have never got the hang of the string idea, peraps one of you can help me out on that one? I prefer to just push and pull with my fingers, I also have used red rubber grease in the past.

Cheers

Dave
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being me, I always use a waxed Dolly Peg for this job... I wonder how many remember those?

When I took the screens OUT of my Lincoln, you'll never guess what I used for those!

UJ
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

My gran still uses dolly pegs!!

You have to tell us now you have started, what did you use??
Confused

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Dave
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on UJ don't keep us in suspense... I've got the front and rear screen rubbers to remove and replace on my old Somerset when I feel brave enough.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Believe it or not, a (home made) Weed Knife. Worked a treat! Suppose you all want a picture now, dont you?

UJ
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave

Re the string idea

On both vehicles I have done this was the method:

Fit the rubber to the screen.
Measure and carefully mark the centre line.
Put the cord into the channel on the rubber where the body flange is going to go. The cord goes right round and should be knotted tightly with at least a foot of "ends" hanging out.
I use fairy liquid, but rubber grease would lubricate just as well. Put liberal quantities in the channel with the cord.
Place the screen over the hole.
With a helper on the outside to position and push the glass towards the hole, as you pull the cord out it will lift the "inside" flange of the rubber over the body flange.
Continue all round, going slowly at the corners, until the inner flange is totally inside the body work.

Talking to a couple of friends it seems to depend on the type of the rubber, and on some cars you fit the rubber to the body first and have the cord in the channel where the glass will go and work from the outside.

Then comes the harder bit on some cars - refitting any chrome trim without damaging it by bending or flattening.

This advice is given without any guarantees - so no claims if you break the screen!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fairy liquid eh Brian? Laughing..interesting..
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Brian M

Cheers, I will give that Idea a go next time, If I do the glas on the mini, I have a few spare screens in the shed anyway!

Cheers

Dave
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kaybee -"Fairy liquid eh Brian? Laughing..interesting.."

Yes it has beeter lubricating qualities than 'Pixie dust' Laughing Laughing Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Please UJ Very Happy
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