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#1 elclem1

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 11:49 AM

Has anyone had any experience with fibre glass back light using the Perspex rather than glass? I would be interested in any suggestions to quality of fit etc etc cheers Andy
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Posted 12 February 2017 - 12:56 PM

Has anyone had any experience with fibre glass back light using the Perspex rather than glass? I would be interested in any suggestions to quality of fit etc etc cheers Andy

Yep thats what I have, bought the two parts separately, bought the perspex uncut from Honeybourne and using an original glass trimmed it to match, trimmed the lip on the frame to 10mm and then using a new Moss rubber and Sikaflex sealant that is used for bonded screens bonded it in. I also bonded a section of wood in across the top of the frame so I could mount a high level brake light and an interior light. I used the new headlining kit from Moss for the inside and spent some time with the extrior paint work. Now finished unless you actually tap the screen you cant tell the difference between it and an original except the cost!

Obviously the perspex will scratch but good quality plastic polish like Greygate etc will keep it in good condition.

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#3 Chris59

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 04:43 PM

Stuart, your TR4 looks gorgeous  :wub:


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 06:58 PM

Ah that sounds great and a way ahead. Thanks Stuart.
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Posted 15 February 2017 - 01:31 AM

Apologies for the slight hijack but Stuart, what wheels are you running?


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:54 AM

Apologies for the slight hijack but Stuart, what wheels are you running?

They are the original K&N model, an exact copy of the old Minilite design. Unfortunately I dont think you can get the same design any more. They are much stronger than pretty much all the current copies. To get the same now you would need to buy proper Minilites and they arent cheap.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:36 PM

@ Chris, John Brown wheels are, according to my experience, really solid.

 

They are available from a supplier who is always at the Stoneleigh show : I don't remember his name, sorry, but you will find him easily, as he sell only wheels and wheels accessoiries ! 


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:08 PM

@ Chris, John Brown wheels are, according to my experience, really solid.
 
They are available from a supplier who is always at the Stoneleigh show : I don't remember his name, sorry, but you will find him easily, as he sell only wheels and wheels accessoiries !

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:27 PM

That's the one, thanks Niall  ;)


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:44 AM

Thanks guys.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:58 AM

If you look at the back side of the wheels on the better ones there is a double web extending from each spoke back  into the rim and the rim fills in between each spoke, The last lot of JB wheels I looked at dont have this and one good kerbing will break them I reckon. Beware the set of 4 for about £250 or so.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 10:22 AM

This is a prime example of the poor design type that are much more fragile. http://www.ebay.co.u...sd=172533335583


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:13 PM

Stuart, sorry for the diversion but what make/model are your wing mirrors?
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#14 stuart

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:24 PM

Stuart, sorry for the diversion but what make/model are your wing mirrors?

They are these. http://www.carbuilde...al-mirror-135mm

Which are an exact copy of the ones it came back from America with although those were Mazak.

I like them and they give a good field of view.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:55 PM

Thanks Stuart. I forgot to ask, do they have flat or convex mirrors?

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#16 stuart

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:35 PM

Thanks Stuart. I forgot to ask, do they have flat or convex mirrors?

They are flat, Im not keen on convex as the distortion alters your distance perception.

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 06:40 PM

Hey guys how many subjects do you want to discuss on the plastic surrey top thread? Lol. It's quite easy to start another thread...........
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#18 stuart

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 09:58 AM

Hey guys how many subjects do you want to discuss on the plastic surrey top thread? Lol. It's quite easy to start another thread...........

Its an age thing! :lol:

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 10:05 AM

Hey guys how many subjects do you want to discuss on the plastic surrey top thread? Lol. It's quite easy to start another thread...........

 

I'm sure that is a line from a Bob Dylan (I have my tickets) early number. Didn't it have doves in it as well.

 

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#20 peejay4A

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:04 PM

That's me told off then. Obviously my apology for the thread diversion wasn't enough.

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