Replacement windscreen glass
Sigge Redhe contacted the V8 Webmaster for help in tracking
down a source of supply for a replacement RV8 windscreen glass. Al
Barnett provides the information. (Mar 06)
during the restoration of the windscreen of his RV8, he removed
the glass from the windscreen surround and placed it on its "back"
on the table where it remained for a couple of months while he restored
his rusted windscreen surround. Unfortunately it cracked in the
middle, so needed a new one. Sigge enquired whether we knew if that
glass is the similar to the glass used in another MG or any other
Rover model? If not, what do other owners do in a similar situation?
Al Barnett responded
with some useful help: There is a firm called Uroglas advertising
new RV8 screens on Ebay, price £157 including delivery. They
are a stock item and he purchased one for a spare. It arrived in the
most elaborate packing Al had ever seen, a wooden frame about 6 feet
by 4 feet. It took him a day to dismantle it, remove literally dozens
of nails and then convert it to firewood! The firm operate out of
Redditch in the south west Midlands and gave me very good service.
I have also purchased a rubber screen seal and top of screen seal
from Brown & Gammons at Baldock costing £139.00 with postage
reserved by the V8 Register of the MG Car Club, PO Box 888,
London SW14 7YT