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Window surrounds, +2 and S4 compatibility.

PostPost by: Bitsilly » Sat Feb 04, 2023 7:44 pm

I need to get my window surrounds re-re-chromed as the initial job was not quite good enough.
But have found a +2 frame priced less than another re-chrome.
Are they the same? ie interchangable?
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PostPost by: Bitsilly » Sat Feb 04, 2023 7:51 pm

Should have said my car is a 1972 sprint and plan is to be restored to near concourse.
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PostPost by: mbell » Sat Feb 04, 2023 8:08 pm

No completely different frames and mechanisms.
'73 +2 130/5 RHD, now on the road and very slowly rolling though a "restoration"
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PostPost by: Bitsilly » Sat Feb 04, 2023 8:35 pm

cheers
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PostPost by: Bitsilly » Sun Feb 05, 2023 9:48 am

Sorry I messed up.
I meant to ask if the window frame for an S4 coupe is the same as a drop top?
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun Feb 05, 2023 10:32 am

Bitsilly wrote:Should have said my car is a 1972 sprint and plan is to be restored to near concourse.


Bit of a drag to take it to UHW isn’t it? :D


FHC and DHC window frames are the same.
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PostPost by: Bitsilly » Sun Feb 05, 2023 12:57 pm

Good lord, I have spelt it wrong for years!

I do like to use big words to make me sound photosynthesis!

And thanks, good news if seller ever gets back to me!
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PostPost by: Bitsilly » Mon Feb 06, 2023 8:11 am

Well, seller got back to me with answers!
He said the frame will need rechroming, but needs straightening first.
It is also pick up only as he is not willing to wrap it, and he lives in……Edinburgh!
£250
Sellers market I guess!
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