I had always seen that the frond windscreens in my early 120FHC
were not really mounted in what could be called a professional way.
So I decided to take care of this and ordered a ne windscreen
rubber (they only had one type).
After a few hours of cutting away the copious amounts of sealant, I
managed to free the window and the outside chrome rim (glued in,
I was a bit surprised to see the windscreen glass was just a piece
of flat glass roughly cut at the edges. A glass company confirmed
my suspicion that this was just a piece of plain glass. This really
makes you wonder about the work ethics of some of the restorers out
there, plain glass sheets in a car without seatbelts???)
Looking at the new seal and the car, something clearly did not seem
right, and a few moments searching on the net showed me I have an
early car which has a completely different setup all together.
I have bought a new set of early seals from Larry Springer and I am
now looking to complete the puzzle.
The glass company said they could make me new windscreen glasses,
either tougened or safety glass (5.04 mm thick). I am now trying
to find the correct glass dimensions and for that would like to
know whether there is a difference in the glass dimensions between
the early 120FHC mounting system and the later mounting system.
I also would like to know the glass thickness for the early 120 and
whether this was toughend glass or safety glass.
I have found a picture of the central inside chrome retainer in the
albums, but am still trying to get an idea of what the rest of the
chrome inside retaining pieces look like (is this a single piece
for eack side or is it a number of separate pieces? Is it just an L
shape or is it more complicated than that?).
Any help with this would be great.
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