GT rear screen fitting
I have had all of this week off work in order to do other work! Daft I know but I needed a break from real work (the one that pays me) and what better than to kill two birds with one stone and work on the GT (This work is the one I end up paying for) down at Retropower. Cannot thank the guys more.
I have successfully lined the passenger compartment with some Dynomat Xtreme, to lessen road noise when I am driving. Everyone said it was a very therapeutic job cutting and laying it. Frankly was a ball ache, buts its fitted now. No point showing pictures as you will never see it in real life as carpets will be over the top of it.
I managed to get two big jobs out of the way, First was fitting the rear screen, using a rubber from Scotts Old Rubbers in Australia, its not a perfect, but having waiting several months with no news from a chap making new ones, I have given up waiting and fitted the screen. That said Retropower have some ideas on how to make it look and work 100%, so I will report on that when done.
Picture time: This is just after the screen was fitted, no chrome trims yet.
Now I fit the chrome trim, with the two saved corner moulding from the original rubber.
If you look in the top left corner of the rubber its too tight on the radius and a gap has opened up, the right hand side just covers the opening and appears fine. The plan is to lift the rubber and hold it lifted, inject sealant, and await that drying. Once dry release the rubber which can then sit on top of the sealant and with time it should splay out and sit correctly. The words Lolly stick came up in conversation, I think its just an excuse to get me to buy everyone a lolly!
Right moving along, second job of the day was to fit the chromes to the surrounds of the drivers door, one needs hand grips of steel, so that me out then, it was over to Nat from RP. Resident animal grip master that he is clicked them in place for me. After that I slipped in the quarter light. That may have to come back out as I am not happy with the black metal trim in the bottom corner, it appear to be a easy route for rain water to get in.