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Old 3rd February 2017, 08:48 AM   #1
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Old 4th February 2017, 02:55 PM   #2
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Windshield interchange

Does anyone know if an RCR windshield will work on a Tornado (which I think is the same dimension I need for my car)?

My windshield broke when I was moving and I need a replacement. Since RCR sells a fair amount of cars, I'd like to get one of theirs and ship it with someone who is buying, relatively, close to where I am (Dallas area) so shipping wouldn't be cost prohibitive.
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Old 4th February 2017, 05:52 PM   #3
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Re: Windshield interchange

The spider for the RCR Mark1 is supposed to be a perfect match to the original GT40 MK1. Not sure if the Tornado is also a perfect match as well. Andy may chime in.
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Old 4th February 2017, 09:22 PM   #4
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Re: Windshield interchange

Thanks Randy. I have a GtForte spider which I'm pretty sure it's almost exactly the same dimension wise as the Tornado. I agree the RCR is supposed to be spot on.
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Old 5th February 2017, 09:27 PM   #5
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Re: Windshield interchange

Darrin,

Just as an uninterested party as I am this side of the pond.
Be very careful with your selection. There were even two different
bucks for the originals. Three if you include the spyder.
I know this because I own two original different bucks that Triplex,
now Pilkington, reproduce under my licence.
There are big differences, both in curvature and fit, between the
'original' screen and replica versions.
Indeed they also vary between Abbey & Tennant chassis.
I went through a very time consuming exercise when someone
claiming to own an original chassis asked me to supply a screen
for an original car and then claimed it didn't fit. It turned out
his ego wouldn't allow him to tell me the truth at the beginning
and admit he had a Sabarro replica, which in many minds is meant
to be exact copy of an original.
Best of luck.
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Old 6th February 2017, 08:52 PM   #6
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Re: Windshield interchange

Talked to a guy who has two versions. Seems curvature is the biggest issue. The original having about 6" but most replicas having more like 5.5.
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Old 6th February 2017, 09:18 PM   #7
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Re: Windshield interchange

Darrin we put one of RCR's front windshields in a KVA mk-1 and it fit great If that helps any...................m
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Old 7th February 2017, 11:35 AM   #8
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Re: Windshield interchange

I hope the windshields from RCR are less expensive than the ones from Superformance. I had to change mine last year. Ouch.
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Old 7th February 2017, 01:12 PM   #9
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Re: Windshield interchange

Have a look at
windscreen GT 40 ?

And
Windscreen - Cross Reference Guide

May see the info you need

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Old 7th February 2017, 08:50 PM   #10
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Re: Windshield interchange

Thanks Ian! I thought was was a cross reference chart somewhere. The thing is, based on what Andy was saying, I think the chart may need an update?

Here is what I could gather based on the chart and what was mentioned.

All same:
CAV
GTD
GTForte
ERA???
KVA
MDA
Tornado

I'll go with one of those most likely from Dan after I verify things against Dr. Bob's Tornado just to be certain!
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Old 8th February 2017, 02:50 AM   #11
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Re: Windshield interchange

I know for a fact that the GTD and Tornado screens are different, or were different in 2005/2006 when my car was in build.

How do I know? It was at Paul's who has a Tornado. 2 makes and 2 different screens .

Tried each screen in each hole and there were differences.
See post 13 DAX Build Up

I am also aware Paul cracked his windscreen, stone chip thing and had to replace with GTD the fit is not perfect.

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Old 8th February 2017, 10:06 AM   #12
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Re: Windshield interchange

So am I reading the above that an original gt40 windscreen won't fit in a superformance?
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Old 8th February 2017, 10:47 AM   #13
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Re: Windshield interchange

Quote:
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Here is what I could gather based on the chart and what was mentioned.

All same:
CAV
GTD
GTForte
ERA???
KVA
MDA
Tornado
ERA does not belong on this list. The ERA body was pulled from an original GT40. The list above (minus the ERA)all stem from the KVA original replica.
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Old 9th February 2017, 06:12 PM   #14
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Re: Windshield interchange

Steve,

Please don't even think to open that can of worms.......
It's a big tin.
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Old 9th February 2017, 07:10 PM   #15
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Re: Windshield interchange

Hi Darrin

Sorry, late to the party. I am building a replica as well, so also have the issues of windscreens.
As I understand it the originals had a pressed or hand formed steel roof section and therefore have considerably different “A pillars” to those that are on fibre glass reproductions as found on many of the replicas. I am unsure of how the roof sections for the ERA, RCR and Pace have been made. These are all fibre glass reproductions if what I have read is correct, so I expect that there is some differences between the original steel shape. Ie considerably thicker A pillars to get the required strength in the fibre glass. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they use a KVA roof section or profiles that are similar and this has been massaged into the rest of the body lines. I will probably be in trouble for writing that, I want to help but not sure how I can being so far from your location. I feel anything I say may get me in more trouble rather than actually help you. Maybe get in contact with Jason and see if he ever had a roaring forties screen in his RF? That may give you an indication.

I have seen some photos of two different screens laid on top of each other. One supposedly to fit an original car that was in Australia and the other to fit the fibreglass versions. The differences are minor, at most 10mm difference, and would be easy to account for prior to paint, but difficult after paint. I know where the photos were taken as well so know the source of the screens.

I have some photos on my face book page of one of the screens that I have sourced in my roof section. I believe that my roof section could possibly be traced back to the KAV origins. It certainly has some of the characteristics.

The screen that I have is from a company out of china. As I understand it, they have procured a lot of the moulds from the former PGI industries in Queensland.

The screen I have is damaged and the rear screen has a silly blue strip across the top. I am on the hunt for some screens in Australia.

Good luck.

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