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patrickstrogen
Posted on: October 10th, 2008, 13:17:16 Quote Report to Moderator
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can anyone tell me how the windows work on the marcos, the car came with perspex windows fitted for rallying but i was also given 2 sets of glass ones , but how do u get them up and down when the door panels(which i don't have) are put on
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Neil KilBane
Posted on: October 10th, 2008, 14:47:31 Quote Report to Moderator
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just a little fine tuning left to do.


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Have you any pics of the set up you have Patrick.

Early cars had sliding perspex windows like these



Later cars have extra channels in the door frame that allow a pane of glass/perspex to slide up and down



They are held in position by means of a thumb screw,




although some cars had an extra leather belt fitted to help the situation.


from MkV on, cars were fitted wind up windows,

 

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Posted on: October 10th, 2008, 21:32:54 Quote Report to Moderator
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I don't think I'd like to use the thumbscrew arrangement on glass windows. It was normally used with perspex, and i fact I drilled a hole through my driver's side window so that it could be locked closed without high pressure on the thread. Mk.V cars have glass wind-up windows, and some earlier cars have been converted by their owners. The fixed perspex windows with sliding ventilators were meant for competition use as they save a bit of weight.
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John Dickens
Posted on: October 11th, 2008, 09:44:36 Quote Report to Moderator
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My Mk III had the original glass windows and the thumbscrew arrangement but there should be a strip of brass shim between the screw and the glass to spread the load so that it doesn't crack.

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That would make sense. D&H just tapped a hole in the aluminium frame whish is inclined to strip after a bit of use. I've had to fit a captive nut on the driver's side.
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Neil KilBane
Posted on: October 11th, 2008, 11:10:38 Quote Report to Moderator
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You could always fit the Mini window winder mechanism Like Tertius did.

 
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Joost van Dien
Posted on: October 11th, 2008, 13:06:27 Quote Report to Moderator
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Drive it as much as possible!


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My Yellow mk3 has got wind up windows.. They have screwed the machanisme on the inside of the door card.. Ill make some pictures!

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patrickstrogen
Posted on: October 11th, 2008, 17:44:10 Quote Report to Moderator
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thanks for that everyone, i had no idea how i was gonna work them, at the moment im fitting a new wiring loom and this is the 3rd day. me and the wife are trying to decide what colour to paint it(though thats weeks down the line)
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Tertius van Zyl
Posted on: October 11th, 2008, 18:44:16
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Saw my name mentioned Patrick. This is the way I handled the problem using the Mini Clubman donor car winder mechanism. I made up a fibreglass panel to hold the Mini mechanism. Door cover panel not in place. Works a treat.

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patrickstrogen
Posted on: October 11th, 2008, 19:55:58 Quote Report to Moderator
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thanks very much, i might try that a mate of mine has a huge yard full of scrapped minis so i might find something there
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