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windscreen repacement
« on: April 02, 2019, 03:39:47 PM »
Hi All
looking for someone or recommendations for anyone that would be able to replace the windscreen in my moke..
have bought new rubbers and a new lower frame but i'm unable to get it back together.
so far i've wasted about 20 hours and still no further advanced.. i'm in NSW and happy to pay someone to do the job. i'm 71yo and just cant do it...any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You....ANYONE!!!!!

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Re: windscreen repacement
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 04:06:30 PM »
Where abouts in NSW are you?
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2019, 04:27:40 PM »
Yep a pig of a job  >:(
Lots of dish washing liquid and old credit cards
Have you tried a local Windscreen company?
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Re: windscreen repacement
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2019, 04:48:36 PM »
Sure is a pain to do, especially with new rubber, thats why I supply the frame when purchasing the windscreen and then just fit the whole frame to the MOKE myself.
The usual Novus or Obrian Windscreen centres ( or simmilar) should be able to help you out.
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Re: windscreen repacement
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2019, 05:44:24 PM »
Hi,

if you haven't removed the fittings that hold the canopy and side screens(pre 1980) then you will always have issue with fitting new rubbers. If you remove the fittings and any remaining bits of the rivets then the new Rubbers can fit in and easily and be moved around  to line up with the glass.

Some rubber grease would be also help side things together but you definitely shouldn't be spending 20 hours on it, more like 20 minutes.

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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2019, 10:31:11 AM »
thanks for some of the replies guys. BUT
I have aleady used all the lubricants known to man  (without success) and windscreen specialists dont want to know me, they have all put it in the "too hard basket"...
i'm located on nth NSW coast at Forster (Taree) but travel to Penrith about every 2 to three weeks, quite happy to drop it off to someone who can help me.

Thanks again

PS getting a bit desperate now as this is all thats holding me up from getting the moke registered.......

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Re: windscreen repacement
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2019, 10:34:01 AM »
Hi,

if you haven't removed the fittings that hold the canopy and side screens(pre 1980) then you will always have issue with fitting new rubbers. If you remove the fittings and any remaining bits of the rivets then the new Rubbers can fit in and easily and be moved around  to line up with the glass.

Some rubber grease would be also help side things together but you definitely shouldn't be spending 20 hours on it, more like 20 minutes.

Terry

didnt get a new screen...just new rubbers and new lower channel and ALL fittings,studs etc; have been removed
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Re: windscreen repacement
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2019, 10:36:46 AM »
Sure is a pain to do, especially with new rubber, thats why I supply the frame when purchasing the windscreen and then just fit the whole frame to the MOKE myself.
The usual Novus or Obrian Windscreen centres ( or simmilar) should be able to help you out.
Cheers
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windscreen companies NOT INTERESTED in doing the job...have tried about 6 of them

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Re: windscreen repacement
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2019, 11:52:50 AM »
Following Mini businesses list is an editted copy and paste from the Ausmini forum. If you get to Penrith regularly one of the Sydney based businesses may be able to help by doing it themselves or they may know a windscreen specialist to take it on.

Allan's Classic Minis
7/70 Mulgoa Road
PENRITH, NSW 2750
Mob: 0408 806 009


Aus Mini Spares (Classic parts and service for classic Minis)
86 Maitland Road,
MAYFIELD, NSW 2304
Tel: (02) 4960 3211
Fax: (02) 4968 3434
Email: sales@ausminispares.com.au
Website: http://www.ausminispares.com.au


Bob Rowntree Automotive - Precision A & B Series engine/gearbox rebuilding
2 Kathleen Place,
THIRLMERE, NSW, 2572
Tel: (02) 4683 0618
Fax: (02) 4683 2621
Email: bob.rowntree@exemail.com.au


Graeme Lord (Maintaining BMC cars since 1966)
37 Kingsford Street,
FAIRYMEADOW, NSW, 2519
Tel: (02) 4283 6076
Email: maintaininglegends@bigpond.com


Ken Elder & Sons
P.O Box 564,
KOGARAH, NSW, 2217
Tel: (02) 9546 1680
Website: http://www.kenelder.com.au


Mini and Moke World (Mini and Moke Specialist)
220 Harbord Road,
BROOKVALE, NSW, 2100
Tel: (02) 9938 2242
Fax: (02) 9938 4224
Email: info@miniandmokeworld.com.au
Website: http://www.miniandmokeworld.com.au


Mini Classic (parts & mechanical repairs - Home of Australia's Fastest Group N Mini)
2 / 27 Hope Street,
ERMINGTON, NSW, 2115
Tel: (02) 9874 7211
Mob: 0411 869 438 (Greig Malaure)


Mini Performance Centre (Mini spares and tuning)
615 Bells Line of Road,
KURMOND, NSW, 2757
Tel: (02) 4573 1206 (Vic Della-Valle)
Email: miniperformance@bigpond.com


Mini Works Australia
Unit 3, 5 Graham Hill Road
NARELLAN, NSW, 2567
Mob: 0412 110 919 (Wayne Witcombe)
Email: miniworksaustralia@bigpond.com
Website: http://www.miniworksaustralia.com.au/

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Re: windscreen repacement
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2019, 06:12:42 PM »
Hi Grairy
pm sent
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