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Simon Robinson
Posted on: August 14th, 2013, 14:49:11 Quote Report to Moderator
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I'm sure I saw at one show or another, that Mk V cars have some sort of strengthening bracket in the rear hatch, to stop the screen from coming away from the rubber. Is this right, and if so can someone provide some pictures? The screen on my Mk IV is moving a bit when the boot is opened, and the rubber is coming away at the bottom corners.

D&H Mk IV 8313, KGV 215V (aka George) - 75,000 miles and counting since restoration in 2011.
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Brian
Posted on: August 14th, 2013, 18:27:11 Quote Report to Moderator
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I haven't opened up all of the doors/windows parts for my kit yet, but I didn't see anything of this sort. Also, I don't see any documentation of it in the build manual. The fiberglass part that I have does feel pretty flimsy.

Your question does bring to mind the picture of Bob Polack's Mini Marcos, though. His has the non-opening rear hatch, but, he has some bars that look like they're to support the window frame:



(That was from): http://www.britishracecar.com/bobpolak-minimarcos.htm
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Simon Robinson
Posted on: August 14th, 2013, 18:53:49 Quote Report to Moderator
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What I saw was something more subtle Brian, I think there were just a couple of metal plates along the bottom of the boot.

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Posted on: August 14th, 2013, 20:46:49 Quote Report to Moderator
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My Mk.IV doesn't have any strengthening and the rear screen seems prety secure. However this wasn't the case on the Jem and I've laminated a layer of glass fibre tape onto the underside of the rubber seal to prevent the glass dropping into the back of the car.
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Simon Robinson
Posted on: August 15th, 2013, 17:28:12 Quote Report to Moderator
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Not sure what's going on, but the fibreglass is flexing too much causing one of the bottom corners of the screen to come away from the rubber.

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Neil KilBane
Posted on: August 16th, 2013, 10:48:44 Quote Report to Moderator
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just a little fine tuning left to do.


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you can stiffen up the panel with a bit of paper rope like the front screen on the MkIV.

 
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Simon Robinson
Posted on: August 17th, 2013, 10:33:23 Quote Report to Moderator
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Thansk Neil, I've just reseated & resealed the window rubber with some PU sealant, I'll try to reinforce the panel if that doesn't work.

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