I can't believe that it's possible for someone to bend the stantions. My
side curtains (rebuilt them myself) make a perfectly tight fit with the
angle of the windscreen and are air and water tight there.
"Westerdale, Bob" wrote:
> Sidescreen enthusiasts:
> Periodically I revisit the rather poor fit shown by my 10 yr old TRF
> sidescreens. No matter what I do, there is always a VERY tight sidescreen
> fit at the top of the windshield and about a .75" gap at the lower edge of
> the windshield/sidescreen interface. I have repositioned the sidescreen
> mounting plates, but I can't seem to get the windshield 'rake' angle to even
> come close to the angle of the forward edge of the sidescreens. The
> airblast/waterspray that comes through the resulting gap can be refreshing,
> but my passengers rarely see this as an attribute and find no humor in the
> raincoats and goggles I offer.
> The only idea I have yet to consider is whether the windshield
> stanchions (sp?) have been bent back, screwing up the windshield/sidescreen
> interface. When I got the car, many years ago, the old dried up top was
> shrunken to the point where some of the 'lift the dots ' had pulled out, and
> the Tenax's on the top at the windshield frame were under a great deal of
> stress. Has anyone ever had the top shrink to the point where it bends the
> windshield back?? During the car's initial resto, I had these parts
> replated, so any bending 'witness marks' like stressed or peeled plating is
> now long gone. Is there a known angle for the windshield rake? An easy way
> to measure? Has anyone concluded the sidescreens are the wrong shape?
> Should I just buy better raincoats?
> Bob Westerdale
> 59 3A TS36967E
Wyvern - '57 Triumph TR3, TS15559LT -
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