May 29, 2021 at 10:01 pm #307603
I am thinking about putting on a regular MG TD Windshield. I know I will have to modify the scuttle. Has anyone done this?
In wine there is truth, in water health.May 30, 2021 at 5:15 pm #307604billnpartsParticipant
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"Drive Happy"May 31, 2021 at 10:13 pm #307605edward ericsonParticipant
My car came with a TD-like windscreen. It is very similar to an original but not quite the same size—slightly narrower, as I recall. My car’s scuttle did not have the molded-in “plinths” for an extended windshield frame, If yours does have those, you’d have to shave them and reshape the scuttle for the MG windshield mount. Then you (probably) have to modify the original TD windscreen to fit your car’s width.
Measure twice…June 1, 2021 at 10:09 am #307606William CoatesParticipant
I am preparing to do the same thing.
I may keep my CMC windshield and modify it to fit the MG parts I have consisting of Cowl Brackets Moss PN 408-315 & 325 and Side Supports Moss PN 408-230 & 240.
I still have to purchase miscellaneous bits and pieces to make it work.
I am not sure if the convertible roof needs to be changes but if I keep the old frame and glass with the CMC attachment system I think it should be simpler than replacing the complete windshield.
Does that make sense and are there problems with my thinking?June 1, 2021 at 4:10 pm #307608edward ericsonParticipant
Adapting the CMC frame and glass to the MG fold-down mounting system is probably doable but will also probably entail quite a bit more labor than you at first would think. If you do it, by all means document your process!
Adapting the CMC folding top to the MG pin-and-clamp header support would undoubtedly be even trickier.June 5, 2021 at 3:36 pm #307615
Thanks for the information. I bought a TD windshield bottom rail and it looks to be close to the same size as the Fiberfab windshield width. Can’t tell you exactly because I am laid up with back problems. Of course the scuttle would have to modified for starters because I have the squaring perch molded into the body. Definitely will require a little measuring.
In wine there is truth, in water health.June 7, 2021 at 10:18 pm #307617
Certainly an interesting idea to mount the existing windshield (replica) to the TD cowl brackets and fold down pieces.
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