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Post  johnonthetyne on Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:20 pm

while removing the screen today and cleaning off the dirt its got a small crack in one corner, it doesnt look laminated, has anyone had a new screen made? have searched tinternet for local firms to no avail, am not sure if theres any mot regs but laminated is a must,does it need to be kitemarked or something of the sort? cars now stripped to bare frame , not sure whether to have it sandblasted or spend a day with angle grinder at it.then few bits to replace, cant believe how much easier than a mini its goin to be. im goin to spray the lot with hammerite smooth as ill be using it off-road a bit + ( hamerite factory just down the road).
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Post  lin and tony on Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:04 pm

We had to replace our windscreen. We took a paper template to a local glazier. We just asked for laminated glass cut to shape. Must be arrassed(don't know how to spell that!) That means there will be less chance of it chipping. It's not kite- marked and we have had no probs.
Incidently - our Taz is hand painted with hammered finish Hammerite. Like you, we didn't want to worry about it when (NOt if) it got scratched.
Look forward to meeting you at some 'do' in the future. drive1
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Post  johnonthetyne on Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:42 pm

thanks for reply, am aimin to have it sorted for next summer, will be looking for metro for motor,wiring harness etc, itll be cheaper than buying it in bits, have seen mg 1300 standing on someones drive for a bit,may go and enquire.
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:14 am

I've had to replace the windscreen a couple of times. No problem getting a windscreen shop to cut a new laminated-glass one from a cardboard template. The regulations specify how the glass behaves when broken, i.e. no big sharp bits. Either toughened or laminated glass can be used. Toughened needs to be made to size as it can't be cut afterwards.

The first time, I re-used the original ali angle and rubber channel section to mount it. It leaked, just as it did before. Second time, I got the glazier to provide me with a tube of the jollop they use to glue windscreens in nowadays, and used that. It was a bit of a fiddle supporting the glass in the exact right position while the stuff cured, but the result was much more satisfactory and I'd commend it to anybody.
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Post  johnonthetyne on Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:11 am

removing the said ali angle was a right carry-on,every screw needing to be gently worked or theyd just snap.infact nearly every nut n bolt has had to be cut or ground out, its a battle all the way.
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:13 am

Thats the beauty of restoring a Scamp - its the drill bits you get through drilling all the rivets out - and when you brake the bits all roll down the chassis tubes until they all stick together!!!!
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windscreen also.

Post  Ferretboy221 on Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:01 am

Hi sorry to jump in on this but....

Tried to remove my windscreen (as there is already a crack in it) got the the aforementioned bits of angle frame out no problem but the glass is held in by some VERY VERY tough sealant of some sort. Result being everytime i attempt to get the glass out it gains another crack, does anyone have any idea's? Is there some kind of solvent that will break the sealant down or a specialised method of removal?

Any advice much appreciated.
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:34 am

Presumably you'll be going to a windscreen shop for a bespoke replacement, I'd consult them if I were you. This link shows a tool of the cheesewire variety being used - not sure it isn't a hot-wire cutter of some sort.
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Post  Jono on Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:30 am

It's down to Stanley/Scalpel blades and patience, I'm afraid. Be sure to wear eye and hand protection though as a snapped blade can "ping around a bit"..... pale
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:56 pm

If you need a replacement screen I'd use a Plant Glass company as they carry the laminated glass on their van & will cut it to fit at your house.

That's what i had to do last week. Looks good though. Very Happy

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plant glass?

Post  Ferretboy221 on Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:16 pm

plant glass? you mean a company that does glass for buildiing machinery, excavators etc?
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Post  Regsmonster on Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:35 am

Ferretboy221 wrote:plant glass? you mean a company that does glass for buildiing machinery, excavators etc?
Yes Wink
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:54 pm

Ferretboy221 wrote:plant glass? you mean a company that does glass for buildiing machinery, excavators etc?

Well i didn't mean for Green Houses! Laughing
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Post  Nic-Nic on Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:54 pm

Guess you got your sarcastic head on today James! Twisted Evil
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plant glass??

Post  Ferretboy221 on Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:39 pm

lol ok ok i just wanted to be sure id understood right thats all Wink
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:07 pm

Nic-Nic wrote:Guess you got your sarcastic head on today James! Twisted Evil

Hi Nic-Nic,

I certainly did, but how could you tell? Laughing
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Hamerite smooth

Post  wezgit daan saaf on Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:49 pm

I sprayed yellow Scamp with yellow smoothrite, it looked good for about a year then it began to get a "bloom" on it and had to polish it out every year until it got so bad it was like a white film on it. It has now got a rollered coat of JCB yellow, we will see how that lasts. As far as the windscreen goes, as long as the cracks are not in the swept area of the windscreen(where the wipers go) they don't come under mot regs, so with the cracks outside of the swept area you just put stickers over them until you can't see where your going and then you replace the windscreen !!!!!!!!
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Post  Mk3rob on Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:31 pm

Hi Chris, I knew there was a reason that i had to wear "Mr Magoo" glasses to drive your Scamp last year Twisted Evil
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