[xj] Q: Windshield top 3 trim tabs - function ? concerns?

Body shop guy asked me what the 3 2 1/4’’ chrome ‘tabs’
across the top of the windshield ss trim surround ['77 S2]
were for, as he’d never seen them and they’re not ubiquitous.

Can only guess, myself.

Can someone pls provide the answer ?
also any input if they need special handling on removal/replacement ?

Thanks muchly.
Cheers
Harrold–
hbalz �����’77 Series II lost in UP winter
CA > U.P. Michigan > SoCal, United States
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Harrold:
On the Series II cars sent to Canada and the US these additional
security tabs were fitted; they are on all the Series II cars for these
markets.
I have not had to remove a Series II screen so I can’t provide the
answer about handling them.

Gregory-----Original Message-----
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Of hbalz
Sent: September 19, 2006 5:19 PM
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Subject: [xj] Q: Windshield top 3 trim tabs - function ? concerns ?

Body shop guy asked me what the 3 2 1/4’’ chrome ‘tabs’
across the top of the windshield ss trim surround ['77 S2]
were for, as he’d never seen them and they’re not ubiquitous.

Can only guess, myself.

Can someone pls provide the answer ?
also any input if they need special handling on removal/replacement ?

Thanks muchly.
Cheers
Harrold

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I think the intent of the tabs was to meet a USA legal requirement regarding
glass retention…

Doug Dwyer
Longview Washington USA
1995 XJR
1988 XJS V12 CoupeFrom: “Dr Gregory Andrachuk” v12-vdp@shaw.ca

On the Series II cars sent to Canada and the US these additional
security tabs were fitted; they are on all the Series II cars for these
markets.

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Hello all;
I never did find the VDP seats [front or back] very
comfortable. I found myself feeling like I was sitting
in a ‘bucket’. My backseat passengers could never seem
to find a ‘comfort zone’ either. I went to an
upholsterer and he did add padding which helped…a
bit-but not enough. I tried sitting in another VDP
and I had the same uncomfortable results. While they
are very pretty to look at,I find the design of the
VDP seat not very comfortable. I then found an
excellent set of Biscuit colored XJ6 front and rear
seats on www.craigslist.org [no affiliation] and for
$400 bucks I found total comfort for me and my
passengers. If you are not in the ‘comfort zone’
either…give that a try.
Regards,
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Have you been retaining glass again Doug?!
:]
The tabs did get put on to hold things together per some spec in a crash. I
removed the side ones and caulked their holes. The center one needs something
to cover the hole in the chrome trim, so I just took the nicest of the small,
rectangular chrome pieces and used that by itself (no reinforcing clip
beneath) – see 2nd & 4th pics…

http://www.jag-lovers.org/snaps/snap_view.php3?id=1124863930

By the way, the bay window is done now, but the house painting is still
competing with the Jags for time.–
Alex
79xj6L SII (BRG + wires)
86xj6 SIII (Black)
61 Sprite MkII (Red)
Menlo Park, Calif.

Doug Dwyer wrote:

I think the intent of the tabs was to meet a USA legal requirement
regarding glass retention…

Doug Dwyer
Longview Washington USA
1995 XJR
1988 XJS V12 Coupe

From: “Dr Gregory Andrachuk” v12-vdp@shaw.ca

On the Series II cars sent to Canada and the US these additional
security tabs were fitted; they are on all the Series II cars for these
markets.

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