Front windscreen

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Front windscreen

#1 Post by Jake » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:41 pm

Hi all looking to fit the front windscreen to my 2000. I have fitted a few windscreens in the dim distant past so think I know what I’m doing if I haven’t forgotten it all 🤔
Anyway I’ve got a new windscreen and a new windscreen rubber what I’m wondering is about the “chrome” trim. I seem to recall fitting that trim is a tricky job...
So do I fit the trim to the rubber BEFORE I fit the windscreen or do I fit the windscreen then try to get the trim on?
Words of experience gratefully received.

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Re: Front windscreen

#2 Post by Tinsmith_Skippy » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:58 pm

Tinsmith_Skippy wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:48 pm
I butchered a set of dividers to make the tool.

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Old post but if don’t want to make the tool you can put the trim on first, which is favoured by others but I’ve personally never tried it. The workshop manual has the dimensions for the tool

It is tricky you get so far and the lip decides it want to release the trim further back from where you came from and the you have to start again, as you can’t drag the tool backwards to insert it again. Best to have a second pair of hands to hold the trim down which has been coaxed in the lip. Silicon grease helps the tool slide round.
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Re: Front windscreen

#3 Post by johnnydog » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:56 pm

This has been discussed previously, but relatively local to our Group, there is a windscreen fitter who specialises in classic car windscreen fitting. He has done members Triumphs windscreens in Lancashire and does a good job. I have a leaky windscreen in one of my Triumphs and will definitely be using him to either reseal the original or fit a replacement as necessary.
The gist of the above is that this chap fits the trim first, and I have seen some of his work on our cars, and it is very good.
Cheap reproduction windscreen seals appear to be made of a softer rubber compound than genuine original seals, and are more prone to being deformed through bad fitting.
The points for me that indicate a good windscreen fitting on the Triumph 2000 is whether the trim sits properly at the bottom corners and/or whether copious amounts of sealant have been used between the seal and the body. Besides looking sh*t, excessive sealant is unnecessary if the screen is fitted properly.
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Re: Front windscreen

#4 Post by Jake » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:06 pm

I'll check the workshop manual tonight for the tool dimensions. You know I cannot recall when i did this last if i put the chrome on first or gave up trying to fit it (if would have been about 30 years ago!) might have to see if I can find a picture of the car.......

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Re: Front windscreen

#5 Post by Tinsmith_Skippy » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:10 pm

Hello Jake here are some pictures of some service notes explaining the procedure with the tool:

i guess each way has its pros and cons but it only took 45mins to install the trim and an hour to make the tool. I take it you have progressed with the headlining?
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Re: Front windscreen

#6 Post by Jake » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:19 pm

I'll think on the screen fitting, the headlining is "mostly" done, fitted around the front screen, and along the top of the 2 front doors. Hopefully finish it off at the weekend... I'll post it on the Headlining chain then.
Had one good idea after your comment on finding the holes after fitting the headlining, taped a sheet of A4 to the roof then folded it over the screen lip and marked the existing fixings on it. Then folded the paper up out of the way while I fitted the headlining. Once I'd fitted the front of the Headlining I just folded the paper back out and stuck a scribe though the paper and headlining. All lined up great.

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Re: Front windscreen

#7 Post by Tinsmith_Skippy » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:26 pm

Good idea on the hole finding, definitely going to use that tip on the next headliner! Might be a while, still recovering from the last one! :lol:
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Re: Front windscreen

#8 Post by Tinsmith_Skippy » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:52 pm

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Re: Front windscreen

#9 Post by Phil T » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:33 pm

Nice one!

My only comment would be to suggest that next time(!) the camera is rotated 90 degrees (ie landscape).

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Re: Front windscreen

#10 Post by Jake » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:59 am

Nice video guys, you make it look quite possible, I wonder how long it really took but suspect the time is not the problem, technique is. I'll let you know how I get on.

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