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Re: GT Windscreen

To: Simon Bosworth <>
Subject: Re: GT Windscreen
From: Graham McCann <>
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 08:37:47 +1100
At 08:56 am 3/2/98 -0600, Simon Bosworth wrote:
>Morning all,
>is replacing the windscreen on a BGT the same sort of horror as the
>roadster?  I have a small crack in mine, so the windscreen will probably
>have to be replaced soon.  Actually I will probably have the insurance
>co. take care of it, but I am curious about what is involved in the
>  Due to the mild Minnesota winter I was able to remove a few layers of
>salt from the car in the driveway on saturday.  I am rather reluctant to
>take it through a car wash as I get about as wet as the car, (I really
>will have to replace those door seals).  I did notice that my nice new,
>(expensive), knock-off mag wheels have rust spots on the chrome center.
>The rust seems to rub off easily, but is rather anoying that it appeared
>so quickly.

The GT windscreen is easier to fit in all aspects except the refitting of
the chrome surrounds.

The factory is said to have had two workers who did nothing but fit those
chrome strips.  There were two of them so that one could go on holidays
once a year.  It is also said that these two fitted every strip on every GT
ever made.

Does this give you a case of the shakes when attempting the job?  Maybe you
should find a windscreen shop who has not done a GT before and get a fixed
price quote before they start, having made sure you can buy replacement
strips when they are damaged.  It is actually not quite so bad if you
re-use the old rubbers seals (undesirable as that may be).  The problem is
that the strips bend easily, the edges damage easily and it is difficult to
get the ends finishing up at the centre point.

Beat of luckGraham
97 MGF

Graham McCann  Rivett, ACT. Australia
Phone/Fax: +61 2 62889055

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