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tlkolrod Toby Lovelace
Glenville, USA   USA
Hello guys, whats the trick to get the side window glass off the mechanism and out of the door? I have all parts loose but I cant seeem to get the lower window chanel off of the rollers. This is a bit scarey because after I remove it I will eventually need to position it back on!! Looks like another 6 pack comin up!!!

Thanks Toby in PA

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Kerr Platinum Member Norm Kerr
Ann Arbor, MI, USA   USA
Hi
you have found the one truly tricky part of the Midget assembly, the doors

install the quarter vent window first
drop the window regulator into the door, but don't attach it to anything yet

1) remove the rear glass guide from the door

2) wind the window regulator all of the way up

3) start to slip the glass into the door at an angle (front down)

4) Assemble the glass to the window regulator by tilting the window regulator forwards a little and sliding the window regulator shoes into the glass channel simultaneously at the front end and the center "cut out".


For reference, here's something from the library too:

http://www.mgexperience.net/article/spridget-door-assembly.html


hope this helps!
Norm

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tlkolrod Toby Lovelace
Glenville, USA   USA
Norm that is awesome. Step by step is what I needed
Thanks so much for the info
Toby

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AmishIndy Seth Jones
Glendale Heights, IL, USA   USA
1971 MG Midget MkIII "Guenevire"
2007 Mazda 3 "Porco Rosso"
Yeah I had trouble with this one too. Advice above is sound. I would only add that if you ever built a ship in a bottle, that experience will help you tremendously.

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Ashley-Hinton Ashley Hinton
Gt Bookham, Surrey, UK   GBR
Hi just some photos of the door parts I make hope you like the photos
Regards Ashley Hinton


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Kerr Platinum Member Norm Kerr
Ann Arbor, MI, USA   USA
I can vouch for Ashley-Hinton's stainless steel downstops, and seat rails. smiling smiley

They are what I used in my restoration.
Norm

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littlecars David Bassett
Nashville, TN, USA   USA
1965 Chevrolet Corvair "Ski Team Transport SOLD!"
1965 MG Midget MkII "Buffoon"
1966 MG Midget MkII "Swiss Cheese...SCRAPPED"
1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Tamara's Turd... SOLD!!!"    & more
Norm, you must be putting together one mighty fine Midget, with the best materials. When are we going to see the end result in your profile pic? I know you've journal'd everything, but an updated thumbnail would be cool.

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Kerr Platinum Member Norm Kerr
Ann Arbor, MI, USA   USA
Here are some photos from 2014.


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Richard D Avatar
Knoxville, TN, USA   USA
that is a good looking car Norm

Sprite1956 Roger Parry-Jones
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   AUS
Norm,

That is one clean and straight car. It's a credit to your hard work. Also, thank you for the "How To Library" link. I've got to do this job and it terrifies me!

Roger

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Kerr Platinum Member Norm Kerr
Ann Arbor, MI, USA   USA
it is a process!

Here are some "before" photos, after I'd already owned it about 15 or 20 years...

The key was finding a good body man (I suck at anything like body work, or paint). I stripped it down to the bare shell for him, and while he was doing his magic I rebuilt/repaired/cleaned all of the parts. Then, assembly is the reverse.


It all sounds so easy. And in a lot of ways it is easy, just take good notes, and don't be in a rush. Expect it to take a few years, and sometimes stepping back reveals options that weren't apparent when trying to "push through" a problem. I am glad that my notes sometimes are helpful to others!


Norm


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