It might help if we knew what model car. The MGA has no spacers,
only fiber shims as required (not always).
At 04:44 PM 5/13/2012 +0100, PaulHunt73 wrote:
>Has anyone had the thick spacers and shims out of the sockets where
>the screen legs go? A pal is rebuilding what he bought as an
>abandoned restoration, couldn't find these parts and has ordered and
>received them from one of the usual suspects (MGOC). As far as I
>was aware the spacers and shims were held in the body with a small
>screw between the two main screen leg bolt holes. However whilst the
>shims (looks like fibre board) have a central hole the thick spacers
>don't. Also the thick spacers have the AHH number heavily embossed
>on one face, which will either go against the screen leg or the shim
>and body. As the bolts will pull the screen leg against the thick
>spacer, and the shims, to the body panel it seems to me that the
>embossing could get crushed over time, it is only alloy, loosening
>the screen. The letters are also on a plinth raising them even
>higher, so tightening the bolts is going to tend to bend the spacer
>and/or the screen leg, depending on which way the embossing faces.
>So, *should* the small screw screw into the thick spacer? And are
>originals embossed like that?
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