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Rear windscreens for coupes

PostPost by: Bill » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:31 pm

Michael

I haven't made my first yet - yew years got in the way.

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PostPost by: tvacc » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:00 pm

Is the rear windscreen for the Coupe the same as the rear windscreen for the hardtop?
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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:05 am

Don't know if the rear screen for the Coupe is the same as the hardtop.

What I do know is there are at least two sizes of Coupe Rear Screens. I own a 67 S2 Pre-Air Flow Coupe and a few years ago I also owned a 69 S4 Coupe at the same time. I was about to sell the S4 but the rear sceen was mint and the 67 had a few scratches so I went to exchange them. I removed the S4 rear screen and was about to remove the S3 rear screen but I laid the S4 rear screen over the Pre=air flow coupe rear screen. There was over an inch difference. They are not even close to being interchangeable.

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PostPost by: Bill » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:56 pm

Michael

Success! Finished it last Friday. I made one out of 3/16 plexiglass and it fits like a treat. - 3 days work to template a mold from a friends cars window - a day p*ssing around with the molding technique and final trim fit.

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Hardtop screen not the same.

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PostPost by: tvacc » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:47 am

What I have here is a hard top that the previous owner bought in Florida. I don't know who that was he bought it from. It needs a rear glass. Anyone know what I am talking about?
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PostPost by: ae_mike » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:09 am

Bill wrote:Michael

Success! Finished it last Friday. I made one out of 3/16 plexiglass and it fits like a treat. - 3 days work to template a mold from a friends cars window - a day p*ssing around with the molding technique and final trim fit.

Frank

Hardtop screen not the same.

Cheers! Bill


I would be interested in finding out on how to get a rear window from you. The one I have is too small (maybe from a removable hardtop). Even getting just a formed part and I can trim to fit my car. Beats trying to ship 1 from the UK. I'll trying to PM you to trade contact info safely.
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PostPost by: tvacc » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:24 am

Michael,
If yours if from a hard top, I would be interested in buying it from you.
email me at tvacc*at*lotusowners*dot*com
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:15 am

I have been under the impression that the FHC rear window was the same as the S3-S4 hardtop. I always did think the windows from the S1-S2 hardtop was different to that of the S3-S4, and I'm wondering if there isn't a S1-S2 window floating around that has been trial fitted to a coupe and found to be too small. I wonder???

I remember in the late 70s when I ordered 2 Lenham S3 hardtops that there was no concern that window were not at hand, in fact, I think I asked Lenham if they were the same as the coupe. I wish I'd been able to try the glass from the HT on my coupe, but selling the HT was a required action to being able to buy the coupe. And SWMBO accompanied me to Arkansas to buy the coupe and trailer it home.

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PostPost by: 1963 S1 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:22 am

tvacc wrote:Michael,
If yours if from a hard top, I would be interested in buying it from you.
email me at tvacc*at*lotusowners*dot*com


I bought the rear windscreen for my hardtop from Dave Bean a few years ago.
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