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S1 Windscreen Fit...

PostPost by: Brock » Mon Feb 14, 2022 3:28 am

Is this normal?

The top corners of the Pilkington windscreen are gappy.

If I decide that I care, it's an easy fix by changing the shape of the opening before re-spraying it black. It hardly ever rains here during the Lotus season.
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Mon Feb 14, 2022 5:12 am

There was a post this last year about the two distinct sizes. The smaller one, was a newer batch Pilkington had made. I think the new ones are now correct.
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PostPost by: Brock » Mon Feb 14, 2022 6:28 am

Ugh.
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PostPost by: Frogelan » Mon Feb 14, 2022 11:42 am

As mentioned last year, Pilkington have 3 screen references for the years 1962 to 1965. In theory S1, S2 and S3. There are some big differences as far as I could see between S1 and S2.

I have an original S1 screen frame and now have the S1 screen (from Pilkington), but have not got round to the stage of seeing if they fit properly.

I'm hoping that the fit will be a fraction better.

Good luck !
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PostPost by: nomad » Tue Feb 15, 2022 1:44 am

Great, I ordered two years ago when there was a long wait for Pilkington. I haven't tried them for fit.
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PostPost by: cabc26b » Wed Feb 16, 2022 12:41 pm

I bought a “new “ windscreen to fit to a circa 64 S1 windscreen frame ( the type with the provisions for the hard top clamps ) the fit was off enough ( frame too big) that we had to close up the dimensions to make it work.
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PostPost by: nomad » Wed Feb 16, 2022 7:54 pm

cabc26b wrote:I bought a “new “ windscreen to fit to a circa 64 S1 windscreen frame ( the type with the provisions for the hard top clamps ) the fit was off enough ( frame too big) that we had to close up the dimensions to make it work.


George, I assume you built up the frame with fiberglass. Just corner's??

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