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Tr6 wind deflector cheaper alternative

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Thought would like to see my take on an alternative & cheaper method of fitting a wind deflector on my Tr6, I couldn't bring myself top spend nearly £200 on a bespoke one.

 

Your not going to like this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I have purchased an a used MGF version off ebay for £50 including delivery and with minor bracket adjustment, right angle bracket mounted under my seat belt guides, It fits well.

 

 

I have not fully tested yet as ran out of time today, but very happy with the result.

 

following options may be needed to optimise performance

 

1. Increase height slightly by lengthening brackets, I think it may not be 1-1/2 below side windows, more like 2-1/2"

2. Make a pvc/leather skirt and fix with velcro to underside stop draft between seats.

 

What do you think ?

 

 

Andy

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It must now be a MGTR :lol::lol::lol:

 

Does look the part though I admire your honesty, now had you kept it to yourself you could have made some for others.

 

Cheers

 

Mike. B)

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I have sent you a PM

 

Cheers

 

Mike.

Edited by mike3739

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That looks very nice Andy. My TR6 wind blocker is a sheet of plexiglass under the fake roll bar and it is very effective at highway speeds with the windows up. If yours functions as well without further modification it will be a great addition.

 

Stan

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Funny how the mind focuses, the only bit I saw on the O/P's post was........

 

"Make a pvc/leather skirt and fix with velcro to underside stop draft" :wacko::unsure:

 

However what a good idea!

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I find putting my Collar up is cheapest and works ok!

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That looks great

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At last. MGF's serve a purpose

Naughty you ought to drive one amazing handling sure footed.

 

A future classic

 

Cheers

 

Mike.

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Bespoke I think Andy.

 

Cheers

 

Andy B)

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Did you use the MGF brackets or make bespoke ones?

 

Andy

 

I modified the existing MGF brackets, opening up the mounting holes for clearance under the seat belt guides and a bit of adjustment the mounting angles to ensure the hood frame cleared when retracted. To be honest i was suprized i don't have to remove the wind deflector when putting the hood up and down, it clears without a problem. The next thing is to road test it to see if it does the job, which i hope to do over the weekend.

 

Hope this helps

 

 

Andy

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All

 

 

This is identical to the one i purchase of eBay, you will note the mounting brackets which were modified to suit seat belt mounting.

 

see link

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/mgf-tf-wind-deflector-/262876172566?hash=item3d34a41116:g:3uEAAOSwOgdYtv0S

 

 

Andy

Edited by Andy1966

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Hello Andy,

 

Thanks' for the info (Photos, references, remarks...) and this good opportunity to have a wind deflector at a reasonable price

 

Concerning your inquiries concerning the options to optimise performance few comments based on my experience with a Stag and a TR6/

1. Increase height slightly by lengthening brackets, I think it may not be 1-1/2 below side windows, more like 2-1/2"

- Yes it can help, FYI I have a higher one going over the top the headrest on a Stag and this very very effective (Noise, wind back ...)

2. Make a pvc/leather skirt and fix with velcro to underside stop draft between seats.

- Yes this is interesting for 2 things, (i) during the winter this is helping a lot to keep the inside of car warm and (ii) on motoring all over the year to keep things safe on the back seat area not on a parking but also when you are moving as the turbulence may extract the things on the rear site area out of the car.

 

Best regards

 

Regards

Edited by Marc R

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Update

 

 

Took the car for a drive at the weekend as the weather was great and the wind deflector has made a difference, as stated I increased the length of the mounting brackets by 35mm to get the deflector height increased.

 

Image of brackets extended by 35mm, original on the Right hand side was 100mm centers between M8 clearance holes, now 135mm.

 

 

 

Not bad for total spend just over £50 so far

 

 

Question, can any of you advise me of what you have connected to the Bottom of the wind deflector to stop draft between the seats ? I am assuming leather/pvc material strip, is this correct ?, pictures would be fantastic

 

 

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

 

Andy

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Andy, do you remember that big thick scarf you used to wear to keep your neck warm??

You can stuff it down between the seat backs now!!

:D :D :D

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