This is an upgrade that has been suggested in the TSSC literature here. gives
you an extra option for ventilation (why you need it in a soft top I don't
know!) and locates the window more effectively...
Joe Curry wrote:
> I'm real curious how you got GT6 glass in a Spitfire door. The glass is
>shorter (front to back) due to the vent wing. Did you also put that wing in
> the Spit door???
> Nolan Penney wrote:
> > I can't address the square tail round tail, but I've done a square tail GT6
>glass conversion on a square tail Spitfire before.
> > For specific reasons, I removed the glass from the GT6 door, and installed
>it in the Spitfire door. Everything lined up fine, no gaps or clearances with
>the Spitfire top.
> > Fyi, there is a slight difference between a GT6 door and a Spitfire door.
>Under the vent window of a GT6 there is a solid piece going across joining the
>outer skin to the frame. Presumably this would help support the vent when
>twisting it open. Mounted in the Spitfire door, there was some twisting
>visible when opening the vent. This also prevents installing Spitfire windows
>in a squaretail GT6 door, unless you cut that piece out.
> > Next time, I'd swap the entire door, not simply the glass.
> > >>> J Constantino <firstname.lastname@example.org> 04/05 12:00 AM >>>
> > "Someone want to tell me if I'm going to have a
> > problem
> > using roundtail GT6 doors on a squaretail spitfire
> > tub? I've got the doors in storage or I'd stick one
> > on myself to be sure. Will the tops of the vent wings
> > line up with the windshield frame? How about the
> > height of the door glass, will it mate up with a
> > squaretail's hood when closed."
> > Well, it's like this. The windshield frame is no
> > problem. The extra 2" of depth was added to the
> > bottom at the cowl. That is why square tails have a
> > welded on windshield frame.
> > The side glass on the doors is another issue. The GT
> > had a sloping roof and the side glass is not as tall
> > in the rear as the spit's.
> > Now Hot rodders manage to get tempered glass made for
> > their chop tops. Maybe you can take the Spit side
> > glass and have it cut to fit with the GT vent windows.
> > That would be unique.
> > Mk3/ Mk2 GT side glass makes no difference.
> > Good luck.
> > Jason
> > GT6
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