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For Sale and Wanted => Parts Wanted => Topic started by: Snoop on September 12, 2021, 07:52:55 AM



Title: Weathershield wanted
Post by: Snoop on September 12, 2021, 07:52:55 AM
Hi members
Been keeping and eye out for a nasco drivers weathershield to suit my ute missed one a while back on another forum.Thought someone might have a spare they are willing to part with. Would like one with a tinted top section.
Cheers Snoop


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: my8thholden on September 12, 2021, 09:13:06 AM
Hey Pete ..Weather shield ? Only Brock'y allowed to drive with arm on sill , suck it up mate !!! cheers vern .


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: Fraze on September 12, 2021, 11:20:38 AM
I searched for a long time for a weathershield for my ute and nothing ever turned up. Eventually I bought a sedan unit and shortened the top by a few inches to suit the curved top of the ute door. Five minutes cutting and all done. Cheers Fraze


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: Snoop on September 12, 2021, 12:00:38 PM
Thanks Fraze and Vern,
Got all excited when I saw two replies!
Fraze did you cut down a two piece unit ? The ones Iíve seen and like are I think one piece units although I think you can get two piece units as well.
Thought you might have one tucked away somewhere Vern   :) ha. ha,



Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: my8thholden on September 13, 2021, 07:35:01 AM
Hi Pete /..No , don't have and don't know who has one weather shield ,sorry , I have one for a Hillman Hunter ,its a bit "milky" , has the green top panel ..If there is enough interest maybe have them made L and R , I never cease to be amazed what can be done , a friend had a Thornycroft truck , I think about 1962 model , split front windscreen but curved corners ,he needed new screens , impossible ,none in UK , he also was contacted by other Thornycroft collectors wanting screens , they ended up getting them made in Vietnam , good quality , good price , safe delivery ..they had to send samples , that was terrifing , good ones out of trucks maybe never seen again , or seen again in pieces , but NO , they also came back in one piece ..an acrylic weather shield would not be as daunting a task I would think . a nice little project for you between fishing trips...keep well Vern


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: Snoop on September 13, 2021, 09:55:19 AM
Thanks Vern ,knew youíd have one tucked away somewhere! 
I think I mentioned it last year when I spoke to old blue and he said that someone it qld use to make repos but had since stopped. So there must be a mould floating around somewhere you would think.
When I re read Fraze comments I realised he only probably had to round of the top back corner to suit ute door profile.
You would think there would be some demand for repos out there.
Cheers Peter


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: Fraze on September 13, 2021, 01:30:02 PM
My weathershield was of the two piece variety and I had to shorten the top piece by maybe 75 to 100 mm, just used a cutting disc in the angle grinder then dressed the cup with sandpaper. Cheers, Fraze


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: Snoop on September 14, 2021, 06:20:47 AM
Thanks for additional info Fraze hopefully something will turn up good to know that you can cut down a two piece one.
Donít think I could stretch Verns Hillman one.
Cheers Snoop


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: Harv on September 14, 2021, 08:03:32 AM
The mob in Queensland making the weathershields was autocable:
http://www.autocable.com.au/
Suspect they no longer make them.

Ricks Rotary's and Fast Fours in Sydney was also making them (sounds weird I know but that is where I bought mine from 15 years ago). Called them a while back and "the two old blokes out the back who made them" no longer do.

Both mobs might still have the moulds.

Corsair still make weathershields for HD/HR - they may also have a lead on moulds for earlier Holdens:
https://www.corsairvehiclesolutions.com.au/products/holden-hd-and-hr-large-weather-shields-1965-to-1967-left-side?variant=14535656439863&currency=AUD&utm_medium=product_sync&utm_source=google&utm_content=sag_organic&utm_campaign=sag_organic&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Remarketing.&utm_source=adwords&utm_medium=ppc&hsa_acc=4775390927&hsa_cam=12189396940&hsa_grp=120657820241&hsa_ad=494713892088&hsa_src=u&hsa_tgt=pla-449650033371&hsa_kw=&hsa_mt=&hsa_net=adwords&hsa_ver=3&gclid=EAIaIQobChMInsOw9fn88gIVh30rCh1v7AODEAQYASABEgII8_D_BwE

Cheers,
Harv


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: Snoop on September 14, 2021, 06:02:07 PM
Thanks Harv for all that info will start chasing up. Will post any results I get.
Cheers Snoop


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: Snoop on September 17, 2021, 06:02:43 AM
Morning all,
Followed up with leads from Harv but no luck as yet waiting on a return phone call after leaving message with one of the outlets. Couldnít find a listing for Ricks fast fours after searching perhaps they have gone out of business.
Oh well as the saying goes ďthe search continues ď. 
Cheers
Snoop


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: Harv on September 17, 2021, 11:19:38 AM
My 2007 invoice says Phil's Rotary's and Fast Fours, and Cafe Racer. The mob has changed slightly, but still in business with the same phone number:

Phils Rotarys / New Old Car Company / Cafe Racer Pty Ltd
350 S Pine Rd, Brendale QLD 4500
(07) 3205 4433

The invoice has them at 4 Leanne Crescent in Lawnton.

Cheers,
Harv


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: my8thholden on September 17, 2021, 03:23:06 PM
They have a web site under "New Old Car Co " , looks like they go back to EJ , couldn't see anything for FE FC ...but give em a go Snoop ,one door closes another opens ..Vern ..


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: Errol62 on September 17, 2021, 04:51:11 PM
Think they are the mob that do the repro door handle scratch plates.

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Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: Snoop on September 17, 2021, 05:23:10 PM
Further update!
Spoke to Philís Rotarys today they are not doing them any more. What do you recon the demand is like generally for them across many car makes include our Holden mark ? Havenít had return calls from other mobs yet.
Cheers Snoop
Ps thanks everyone for help so far.


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: my8thholden on September 18, 2021, 07:14:48 AM
Hi Snoop ..Maybe contact the committee to see if they have investigated this before , doesn't mean you cant pursue it your self , look at Harvs head gasket project , that was a success , different application I know , he supplied hundreds , then there are plenty of perspecx fabricators ,you could survey membership for an expression of interest like Harv did. A email to all members of all clubs , you might end up with a ute load to deliver ...cheers Vern .


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: ACE on September 18, 2021, 08:14:52 AM
G'day Snoop,
P.M sent.
ACE  8)


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: old-blu on September 18, 2021, 10:34:34 AM
 I visited the Brendale site approx 8 years ago. The owner then, had purchased the mouldings for early HOLDEN & FORD weathershields. I had a number of both ute & passenger sedans made, with both blue, red & green tops. I sold excess spares @ the Vic's Auctions. I visited them recently & can confirm that they do not make them anymore as the ownership has changed.  Great pity, because they were well made & supplied with all s/steel fittings required. For those looking to buy these on line, the ute doors are curved @ the top above the B pillar & have a section cut out to cater for this. The passenger vehicles do not have the cutout as the door top is square. I will post pics later to illustrate the difference.  It is just another example of the ol' Fisherman's tale.... "you shoulda been here yesterday".  Kevin >:(


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: old-blu on September 18, 2021, 11:16:23 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/3dJrV5cP/IMG-3114.jpg) ($2)

(https://i.postimg.cc/xqPT6Ttv/IMG-3116.jpg) ($2)

  I have a clear top 2nd hand, passenger, driver's side weathershield, [saved from the crushers], with fittings & some minor scratches on the top piece. What's it worth????


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: Snoop on September 18, 2021, 03:15:53 PM
Thanks ACE have just answered your pm (I hope) had two goes wasnít sure if first effort actually sent.
Cheers Snoop


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: old-blu on September 18, 2021, 04:13:57 PM
 Weathershield  has been sold.  Kevin.


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: ridgey_didge on September 20, 2021, 09:49:48 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/RWhg5p5C/Weathershield-fitting-instructions.jpg) ($2)

I bought one of the Qld made 2 piece units some years ago.  Here are the fitting instructions that came with it.

I have lost the lower bracket.  Does anyone have one of these and could they make a template to send to me please?

Cheers
David


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: Snoop on September 20, 2021, 12:06:31 PM
Hi David, when I get the ones I have purchased Iíll check out the clips and if I have any left over or have to fabricate some Iíll send some pics etc.
cheers Snoop


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: Harv on September 21, 2021, 07:33:21 AM
The brackets I got with my two-piece one were strips of 0.8mm stainless, 16mm wide. The end of the strip is rounded off, and a hole drilled for the bolt. I replaced the brass bolts with nylon ones as they are less visible. The strips were about 3" long, and get bent (simple 90-degree bend) and trimmed to suit. They drop down between the door metal and the door belt.

In the photo below, my bracket has slipped out (probably because of my fat elbow leaning on the windshield  ;D) and is sitting between the door belt and glass.

(https://i.imgur.com/CjZ2BTd.jpg)


Cheers,
Harv


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: Snoop on September 24, 2021, 05:25:05 PM
Thank you all ! My quest to find a weathershield for the ute has been successful as I mentioned earlier in a post. Again the combined input was sensational. Cant wait to meet more of you when this wretched COVID allows at a club run or meeting. Just a postscript auto cable in qld who use to make repos offered me the business when I was making enquiries they have approx 500 moulds machinery etc to produce weathershields for many makes 50 k. Could be a nice little cottage business if you have a spare shed and the time.
Cheers Snoop


Title: Re: Weathershield wanted
Post by: my8thholden on September 25, 2021, 07:45:01 AM
Hey Pete ..Get me back my youth and we'll have a go....Vern ..