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Old 15-06-2012, 03:08 PM   #1
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Hi guys.

As per title does anyone know the measurements the windscreen apiture should be.

My concern is a window fitter came round earlier and couldn't get windscreen to fit and he thinks I just need the thinner rubber, but I'm not convinced as I know the car had a new scuttle panel after the previous windscreen was removed so I want to measure the gap around the apiture before getting the new rubber etc.

It's a 1990 rover mini if that makes any difference and I have the wider late type rubber seal currently.

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Old 15-06-2012, 04:25 PM   #2
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sit your screen in the hole with no seal (you will need a glamorous assistant) and measure the gap between screen and the lip on the car, then measure thickness of the centre bit of the seal.
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Old 15-06-2012, 06:03 PM   #3
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my window is out ,its 16 and 1/4 outsids and 16 1/2 inchs in the middle metel to metal ,top to bottom
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By outside how far from the side edges are you measuring as there's the radii on the corners that reduce it
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Old 16-06-2012, 09:05 AM   #5
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My concern is a window fitter came round earlier and couldn't get windscreen to fit and he thinks I just need the thinner rubber
I reckon your window fitter is a poof.

Fitting the front screen on a Mini is just a seriously evil job & your man is probably used to fitting modern screens.
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The thicker seals are only thicker on the bits that go over screen and the body work, the middle bit between screen and body should be the same with either type.

Only fitted one car with the thicker seals, windows went in OK but the seam strip was a PITA...
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The thicker seals are only thicker on the bits that go over screen and the body work, the middle bit between screen and body should be the same with either type.

Only fitted one car with the thicker seals, windows went in OK but the seam strip was a PITA...
If you don't have the proper tool.. a 9mm ring spanner with some padding taped over the other end does for putting the strip in...
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Tried with a cheep one then. Have bought one with a roller now...
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I've been and measured mine and I'm about 1/4 inch shorter than the measurements above so should I get the grinder out for the bottom lip and trim
It down??
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I've been and measured mine and I'm about 1/4 inch shorter than the measurements above so should I get the grinder out for the bottom lip and trim
It down??
i dont think you should do that,lol, i think 1/8 th each side is plenty,thats what the rubber is for, i could not fit a window to save my life but have seen problems when fiting a later lammy window in the thinner old screen rubber,speshaly wen ther old and britol..
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