Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

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Re: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

Postby Sleeper » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:39 pm

Decided today was front screen day...the old one came out unbroken..good start , punched a couple of holes for the wiring, and all was going well,after a little swearing the front screen is in.. :D

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Then....is there a secret to fitting the stainless trim???

after an hour and a half struggling decided to call it a day and have a think about it......

hopefully the answer is not " fit it to the rubber before fitting the rubber to the screen/car"


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Re: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

Postby 58 MOGGY » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:53 pm

I have read somewhere the original way to fit is put stainless trim in rubber before fitting in car,unlike the later type with plastic trim ,but never done myself
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Re: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

Postby Sleeper » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:34 pm

Bugger...

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Re: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

Postby old english white » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:51 am

In the factory, they did fit the stainless trims to the rubber after the rubber was fitted to the glass but before the whole lot was fitted to the car.
It IS possible to fit the stainless trim afterwards but it requires time, patience and lubricant.
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Re: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

Postby Sleeper » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:16 pm

Many thanks, am on it, and as the actress said to the Bishop , much Vaseline,tugging and swearing..

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Re: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

Postby Sleeper » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:41 pm

Day2.
Stripped the screen out and decided to use the new surround that came with it , after trying various ways , settled on glass in the rubber , trim in the rubber then full screen in the opening....lots of Vaseline , string and a rubber hammer and a few hours later it was in...

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Had enough for now so going to watch Drew Prickhard trying to sell his wicker Moggie Traveller :lol:


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Re: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

Postby 58 MOGGY » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:47 pm

Good job
Remember doing my screens and it really wasn’t fun,my hands ached for days,


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Re: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

Postby old english white » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:56 pm

That's a great achievement. Well done! As for young Drew, he is somebody whose knowledge of cars is much smaller than his ego I think. Isn't his the maroon Traveller on ebay currently for over £10,000 :lol:
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Re: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

Postby Sleeper » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:05 pm

...and has been listed quite a few times...

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