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1  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: WTB Windscreen trim and side windows on: February 03, 2020, 10:56:23 AM
Glass for Classics does new ones, sells them as a set or individually. They are in Queensland as will.
Jim
2  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: FE Demister Vents on: January 26, 2020, 01:49:56 PM
Ed Ho was making fibreglass one a while back, might be worthwhile contacting him.
3  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: fe van rear floor on: January 16, 2020, 07:04:45 PM
Iíd say the the captive nut was either rusted or stripped so the rail cut to gain access?
4  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Ute rear window screen seal problem on: December 31, 2019, 04:53:24 PM
The dot over the T would make the year 0, so this would suggest the theory that they are FB/EK  glasses. Iíve asked for measurements from FE/FC glass so we can compare the two.
5  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Ute rear window screen seal problem on: December 30, 2019, 09:26:24 PM
This to me shows the glass is to small, even though they were in the ute, doesnít mean they are correct. I have fitted a few of these over the last few years and also a few FB/EKís, one of which was Harvís daughters ute. As stated before, each ute used the Rares rubber, and the only problem was the upright rubber having the holes in the wrong place. The middle holes are correct but depending on were the bar was placed, you had to drill out either the top or bottom hole to allow the bar to fit correctly. Iíve only ever had to seal the glass and body with normal mastic sealer.
6  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Ute rear window screen seal problem on: December 30, 2019, 05:48:20 PM
Hi Glenn, Iím trying to get my head around the problem, with this in mind there are a few questions.
1ó did you have a new rubber fitted?
2ó if so was it a tight or loose fit?
3ówas the old rubber sealed or glued in?
finallyó is it possible to measure the glass at the joiner on both the corners and centre glass?
7  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Ute rear window screen seal problem on: December 30, 2019, 11:29:37 AM
I should have mentioned that I have fitted both original glasses to both utes and apart from the divider bar holes being wrong. Both FE/FC and FB/EK were a good tight fit and sealed up well to the body.
8  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Ute rear window screen seal problem on: December 30, 2019, 10:55:09 AM
From past experience, the FE/FC ute rears are different to the FB/EK rears. Rare Spares list different parts for both utes, so this would also suggest there is. From memory, the FE/FC are larger even though they are the same shape. So my question for Glenn is, are the glasses you have from the vehicle, or did you buy them? If the latter, then it could be possible that they are FB/EK, hence the reason they are falling out.
9  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: FE/FC Rear Screen Rubbers on: December 23, 2019, 11:11:22 PM
Refitted Vernís front and rear screens on his sedan today with another good result with the fit of the rear screen using the Old Rubber Co. rubber. The front on the other hand was a little problematic, the Rareís rubber didnít quite fit as it was a bit tight in the body which wouldnít allow the rubber to pull all the way over the lip on the inside. The screen appeared to fit relatively well form the outside as the moulds sat down flush with the body but the inside sat reasonably well down the pillars and across the bottom, but sat a little proud across the top. I am a bit disappointed with the outcome as no matter how I tried, the rubber wouldnít pull over any further whereas Steveís screen fitted well.
Jim
10  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: FE/FC Rear Screen Rubbers on: December 19, 2019, 07:26:28 PM
Now that I think about it, the fit was a bit tight!!
11  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: FE/FC Rear Screen Rubbers on: December 19, 2019, 07:22:00 PM
Thanks mate, as I said, I havenít done one for a while. The last one I did was a van and I used the rubber that was in the car, the owner said it was about 3years old.
12  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Window winder on: December 14, 2019, 09:42:01 PM
If you donít have any luck with Greg, let me know and Iíll see what I have.
Jim
13  Technical Board / General Technical / Re: Window winder on: December 14, 2019, 03:37:29 PM
Safest way would be to take the runner off the glass and weld it back in place, then glue it back on with Sikaflex. If you get stuck let me know what side it is. I think I have a few spares.
Jim
14  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: FE/FC Rear Screen Rubbers on: December 13, 2019, 08:08:24 AM
Hi Errol, I thought they had fixed the front rubbers? Itís all the ute rear rubbers up to EH, the rubbers themselves arenít to bad itís the joiner bar sections that are out. I just drill out either the top or bottom hole to let the bar fit into place.
15  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: my8thholden Build on: December 12, 2019, 09:55:38 PM
Very nice combo, donít see a lot of them, second generation paint scheme same as mine. Will look fantastic when itís finished.
16  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: FE/FC Rear Screen Rubbers on: December 12, 2019, 12:44:54 PM
Just returned from fitting Steveís rear screen, had no drama at all. The Old Rubber Company rubber fitted beautifully, so much so that the whole job too 1-1/2 hours from start to finish. I started the job at 9.30 by dry fitting the screen first to see how it all looked in the car, then removed it and sealed the body and screen and reinstalled it back into the car. Sealed between the glass and rubber and then cleaned it all up and refitted the Venetian to the interior, all done by 11am.
To say Iím happy with the outcome is an understatement as it took longer than this just trying to fit the moulds into the Rares rubber. Iím glad for Steve, as he can now enjoy driving the car again and that all the hassles are finally over.
As for Rare Spares, I will be waiting for the results and the outcome of rectification of their tooling and then see if we have a winner or back to square one.
WATCH THIS SPACE
Jim

17  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: FE/FC Rear Screen Rubbers on: December 10, 2019, 05:11:05 PM
Had a call from Dean at Rares this afternoon, he has heard back from Melbourne re the problem with the rubbers. They can see the difference between the original and their rubber from the photos supplied, and said they will look into the problem and try to find out why there has been a change in the tooling and rectify it.
Dean will keep me informed of the progress and the outcome.
Jim
18  Technical Board / Restoration Help / FE/FC Rear Screen Rubbers on: December 09, 2019, 08:49:11 PM
Iíve been struggling with the Rare Spares rubbers trying to get the moulds to fit correctly. I have been back and forth to a customers place wanting to get the screens back into the car. After contacting Rares at Prospect and being told they are aware of the problem, they had to get the updated rubbers in from the supplier only to find out that nothing had changed. In all fairness to the staff at Prospect, the overall changes are made and endorsed by Melbourne head office
After another failed attempt today on the ďupdatedĒ rubber, I am awaiting feedback from Rares. In an effort to get my customer back on the road, I drove to Old Rubber Company at Penrith to try their rubber. After talking with the guys there and trying a sample on the mould it looked promising. After buying one of their rubbers, I fitted it to the screen and fitted the moulds within 10 minutes. Although the rubber was a bit on the tight side, I went back and told them the problem and suggested adding a bit more to the length. To their credit, the guys bought out a roll of rubber and we fitted it to the screen so it didnít fall off. They will change the length of the rubber listed on the computer, enabling them to make the changes to future production.
I will be fitting this rubber on Thursday, so I will let you know how it goes.
Regards,
Jim
19  For Sale and Wanted / Parts Wanted / Re: rear windscreen seal for FC Special Sedan on: November 30, 2019, 05:31:15 PM
Unfortunately the news is not good, Steveís two ďnewĒ rubbers arrived and I went to fit them this morning. After 1,1/2 hours trying to fit the moulds, I gave up. I donít like admitting defeat, but enough is enough, With Steveís permission, I even tried trimming a bit off the rubber to see if it would allow the chrome to sit down, that didnít work. Decided to try the front screen, after a bit fo mucking around and two attempts, success so one from two is better than none from two.
Have spoken to Rares and was told that the rubbers are from the new batch?? the date code on both rubbers was September which was the same as the returned rubbers from the failed attempt earlier this month. I am now waiting on a call back from Rares on Monday to see what went wrong.
Will keep you all posted.
Jim
20  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Cams FC Resto on: November 28, 2019, 04:59:16 PM
Hey Cam, the link for the video doesnít open fully, just shows the static photo. Looks good, as you said, once it all comes together it should look great.
Jim
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