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Old 28th June 2018, 20:00
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does the entire windscreen sealing rubber need to be removed for the coupe? almost ready to fit the body.

Hi Jack,

Yes. pull it out from the front, get in with a blade to remove as much as possible.

If you do the corner mods for the screen moulding it will be easier with the screen out any way.
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Old 29th June 2018, 12:08
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Thanks Jeff!
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Old 29th June 2018, 12:36
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any photos, I've removed the soft top sealing rubber. looking at not using thr intermediate channel part.
helo!
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Old 29th June 2018, 23:58
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Small update

All electrical done, everything works too. Made a neat job of extending and routing the harness. Found a solution for the fuel fill bit. Stainless Steel flexible radiator aftermarket hose (all stainless, no rubber liner).
Works a treat with the big Monza cap as forward as practicable on the fender.
The latest version of the Tribute front clam must be a lot lighter! I moved the Z3 struts to the bottom forward position and it holds the bonnet up fine. Not too bad for seven days into it.

Next trip will see final body install and major sanding. Perhaps I'll get it in primer as well. I'm confused about both the windscreen trim and the windscreen header rubber where the adapter FRP part inserts to glue the body top to. I understand the plastic windscreen (narrow trim all around) should be removed to fit the "A" pillar parts. How much of the windscreen/soft top rubber must go away. Only across the top of the windscreen, or the entire piece? Traveling back there early Monday.

Real drag trying to use someones PC (ancient and very slow).
Not to worry, photos coming soon!
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Old 1st July 2018, 18:10
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Sounds like lots of progress.

If no one else has included details about the windscreen rubber in their build threads, could you take some photos and add some words to show how you did it?

As between all the build threads there should be the equivalent of a "How to" manual.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 1st July 2018, 18:46
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Sounds like lots of progress.

If no one else has included details about the windscreen rubber in their build threads, could you take some photos and add some words to show how you did it?

As between all the build threads there should be the equivalent of a "How to" manual.

Good luck, Paul.
WILCO, a bit later though.
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Old 9th July 2018, 19:31
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Update
Will drive the 250 home tomorrow or Wednesday. Need to make a new small bonnet. Upper skin was sucked in when bonded to the inner skin. I'll finish up at my garage at home. Lots of little surprises, but nothing major at this point. When it's ready for paint it will go back to the other coast of Florida. Window frames are out for chrome powder coating.

Photos soon, I promise..
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Old 9th July 2018, 23:52
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Anyone have useful tips for installing the Tribute sliding side windows? I'll have them back from chrome powder coating soon.

Chris sent a pair of trim pieces and rubber channel for them, how used? Appear to go on the vertical pane of inner or outer glass???
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Old 10th July 2018, 07:39
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Good morning Molleur , the following show the side window layout on my car , as far as i am aware there have been no significant changes since my car was built , Geoff .









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Old 10th July 2018, 10:33
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Thank you Jeff.
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Old 10th July 2018, 20:48
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Apologies, Geoff!

What did you use for the trim around the door frame on the main body?
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Old 11th July 2018, 15:55
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Molleur from memory Jeff who did the excellent spray job on my car supplied and fitted the strip , it is 16mm wide , Geoff .
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Old 11th July 2018, 16:20
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Thank you Geoff!
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Old 13th July 2018, 17:16
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Pile of parts and a few pics, back home.
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Old 13th July 2018, 17:22
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My "friends" assisted me while I was away. Screwed up door handles and door skins bonded on slightly "off". Have to cut into Z3 inner doors to correct (if I can). Or, cut a huge hole in the door skins! Or both!

Perfectly fitted bonnet now required major adjustment, etc.

Hate the MGB GT rear window, will likely get the Grassbank version when I can afford it. My quick build has now turned into a longer range project.
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Old 13th July 2018, 17:50
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Wrong indicators!

Sorry but they just have to be

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Seitenbli...19.m1438.l2649


Expensive but a real finishing touch.
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Old 13th July 2018, 17:56
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I know, but had the Fiat 500 ones. More than one original 250 used them.
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Old 14th July 2018, 06:39
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Good to see some photos.



I know you took a risk with a long distance purchase.

But I hope you think the car is worth the effort.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 14th July 2018, 11:52
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Good to see some photos.



I know you took a risk with a long distance purchase.

But I hope you think the car is worth the effort.

Good luck, Paul.
Thanks Paul,
It will be when finished. Longer term project after my friends help.
I'll have to relocate the door handles with the skins bonded on!
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