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Adge Cutler- Dorset AO

My humble suggestion would be to fit hinges on the sidescreens, and slot them on (both sides!). Make sure that the screen is low enough at the rear, to prevent it sliding over the top towards the cockpit, if that makes any sense? if it's too high it will be blown inwards, tap you on the shoulder, and mark the curved return of the side panel when you get up to speed!

Sidescreeen inner frames are predrilled for hinge bolts (usually!) just got find them using your fingers and a pin!

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41 minutes ago, Rich201060 said:

Just pop the screen fillet on if possible as its trapped at the ends by the windscreen supports. Mine was very tight as you don't realise at this stage, you could put a packer under to ensure a gap, the tendency is to get the Supports to fit the bodywork but then they can sometimes be at the wrong height.

 

Rich

What does the screen fillet look like?

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The bit with the wiper spindles bolted through

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56 minutes ago, jonjh1964 said:

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The bit with the wiper spindles bolted through

Ok cheers

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Boot fitted using 4 rubber rivnuts. As there wasn't much to drill into I made the holes a bit smaller and had to force the top rubber through the hole underneath .. hope that makes sense

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Moving onto the windscreen ... all aligned ... well I think so

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Windsreen fitted and silicones in

 

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Fitting the fillet (I think it's called) but I seem to have some large gaps between the skuttle and the fillet and also the windsreen and the fillet?  

 

is is this OK for IVA?

 

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Put the wiper boss on and I wouldn't expect to see this gap either on the passenger side?!?image.thumb.jpg.55f56384aaa299f44e3f480922a63dd6.jpg

Drivers side looks ok

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45 minutes ago, MrMgoo said:

Put the wiper boss on and I wouldn't expect to see this gap either on the passenger side?!?

Perhaps the rubber underneath the fillet is too tall, this will give you the gap under the fillet + spindle gap. Just be careful the rubber pieces haven't twisted round as you've tightened everything up. Its a good idea IMO to find something to use hose etc to get the length right before cutting .

 

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1 hour ago, Rich201060 said:

Perhaps the rubber underneath the fillet is too tall, this will give you the gap under the fillet + spindle gap. Just be careful the rubber pieces haven't twisted round as you've tightened everything up. Its a good idea IMO to find something to use hose etc to get the length right before cutting .

 

Least of my worries now. Put the wipers on to see how they returned onto the fillet ... they went in the opposite direction :bangshead: so it looks like the dashboard and possibly the skuttle coming off to fix the wiper motor.

 

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3 minutes ago, MrMgoo said:

Least of my worries now. Put the wipers on to see how they returned onto the fillet ... they went in the opposite direction :bangshead: so it looks like the dashboard and possibly the skuttle coming off to fix the wiper motor.

 

Dash isn't too bad to remove, lost count how many times mines been out .

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27 minutes ago, Rich201060 said:

Dash isn't too bad to remove, lost count how many times mines been out .

Yep. I've taken mine off a few times. Just hope that's all I have to take off.

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Adge Cutler- Dorset AO

If you've got to furkle about under the scuttle to change the handing of the wipers, you might consider packing the nearside wiper box off the scuttle to reduce the amount protruding through the fillet IYSWIM.

Fllet gaps wont matter for IVA, but would recommend sealing with silicone on final fit, to help keep your feet dry :rolleyes:

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14 hours ago, AdgeC said:

If you've got to furkle about under the scuttle to change the handing of the wipers, you might consider packing the nearside wiper box off the scuttle to reduce the amount protruding through the fillet IYSWIM.

Fllet gaps wont matter for IVA, but would recommend sealing with silicone on final fit, to help keep your feet dry :rolleyes:

Loads of silicone already used ... feet wont get wet ... famous last words :laugh:

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