Hardtops How much?

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garyf
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Re: Hardtops How much?

Post by garyf » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:16 am

Ash

I ran a magnet over all the lower sections and Header rail and good solid metal, no doubt it will have been repaired to some of these area's though and I can't really go stripping things down to look under rubber seals, etc!

I took my car in for the M.O.T. Re-test this morning and got a pass :D

Both Back brakes perfectly in balance now and I even adjusted the nearside headlamp correctly :lol:

I was worried I may have a faulty brake drum (Cracked) but obviously not.

Took the car into work to celebrate too, and was in good company with a lovely Fiat 850 Coupe in the works car park

Will arrange to collect the Hardtop sometime over Easter subject to it fitting correctly, photo's to follow.

Regards

Gary
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Re: Hardtops How much?

Post by Ash » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:24 am

Gary

Very cool!

garyf
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Re: Hardtops How much?

Post by garyf » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:31 am

I collected the hardtop on Good Friday and I'm very happy with the top apart from a slight adjustment needed to the rear Boot Hinges (Hopefully) so the pins on the rear lower mounting brackets engage a bit better with the holes in the hinges?

I also ideally need a new rear screen (The old ones gone Cloudy/Yellow) although it looks Ok in the photo's it is yellowed

Will this polish out possibly?

The lower rear seal also needs replacing due to it being cut to suit the tonneau cover clips on the other car, which are in different positions to mine for some reason?

I will also need to source and fit the rear Stainless screen finisher which is missing, so will keep my eye's peeled and may be able to get one at the Sunbeam Spares Day?

Here's a few photo's.

Regards

Gary
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garyf
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Re: Hardtops How much?

Post by garyf » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:33 am

A couple more.

Can anyone advise if the rear screen can be cleaned, I've been told T-Cut may work?

Also anyone have a rear Stainless finisher for sale?
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le tigre
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Re: Hardtops How much?

Post by le tigre » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:00 am

I used Meguiar's PlastX to polish my soft top window which was so bad you could not see through it. It took a while but the result is astonishing - virtually like new. Works really well on yellowed headlights too so should be good for the hardtop window. Hope this helps you.

Andy

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Re: Hardtops How much?

Post by garyf » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:22 am

Andy

Thanks for the Info, I will give it a try?

New Windows are £120 so it's got to be worth a bit of elbow grease!

I was watching an episode of Wheeler Dealers last night and Tim used some Toothpaste and a tooth brush to clean some faded rear lights on a VW they were restoring and they came up like new, been told T-Cut may work as well?

Did you clean the rear window manually with a cloth or use a DA Sander?

Gary

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Re: Hardtops How much?

Post by le tigre » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:43 pm

Gary

Toothpaste and or T cut are way too abrasive. I would not use either. I just used a microfibre cloth and elbow grease. The product does all the rest. Very clever stuff. Wheeler dealers only care how it looks on film and as you have already found that is not necessarily accurate.

garyf
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Re: Hardtops How much?

Post by garyf » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:25 pm

Andy

Ok, I will get some and give it a go.

I believe the rear and side Windows are Perspex on the Hardtop, not sure what the material is for the Rear Window on your Soft top, PVC Maybe?

Got to be worth a try for the cost of a bottle, will google for a supplier?

Cheers

Gary

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Re: Hardtops How much?

Post by stuartb » Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:10 pm

Gary
I used one of these kits to polish the rear hardtop window on my Healey with very good results.

https://gcabrasives.co.uk/Micro-Mesh-KR ... storal-Kit

A friend who worked on RAF Helicopters recommended it, it's was what they polished Helicopter screens with.

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Re: Hardtops How much?

Post by garyf » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:18 am

Stuart

Thanks for the info on the cleaner, do you know what the rear & side screens are made of on the Alpine/Tiger Hardtops?

Gary

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Re: Hardtops How much?

Post by stuartb » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:21 pm

Gary

I think like you that they are perspex,

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