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melbaver Gold Member Chris Howells
Broadwater NSW, Australia   AUS
1968 MG MGB "Moneypit"
1996 Jeep Cherokee "Shopping Trolley"
Windscreen and then Dashboard................or...............Dashboard before Windscreen? Reason?



Chris Howells

1968 MGB Purchased already dis-assembled but which is largely back together so I'm a lot less ignorant.

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Ahmed Silver Member Ahmed EL Abasiry
Chestermere, AB, Canada   CAN
1958 MG MGA
1972 MG MGB
1979 MG MGB
Not sure aboutt '68 models but usually Windscreen go first then dashboard.
A couple of reasons. First of which is that the bolts for the windscreen are covered by the dashboard. Also allows you to adjust the rake of the windscreen to better fit the quarter lights.
The dashboard is usually independent of the windscreen.



"... the motor car, after woman, is the most fragile and capricious thing on earth." - London Daily Mail 1908

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MGB567 Gold Member Barrie Braxton
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia   AUS
1966 MG MGB MkI "Money Guzzler"
1979 MG MGB GT V8 Conversion "Darkside"
Windscreen for the reasons Ahmed mentions - just easier. And if you have your BMH9508/9 off as well even better. Don't forget to have your centr rod set up with the base plate attached and the screws ready to start as you lower the frame down.



Convertible: CKD 11/66 first registered 8/5/67. Owned since 3/77. 90% original sheet metal. 18GB +40 balanced with almost all new internals. Peter Burgess big valve fast road head. Piper 285. Fidanza FW. Basil's followers and pushrods. TR7clutch. TT exhaust. ARP everywhere. 123 ign. Needham 4synchro c/r box.. Stock rebuilt/replaced suspension. Superpro bushes. New brakes all round including all pipes in SS flex. Interior redone. CAMS approved roll bar and side bars. Lots more. Hybrid of o/e and show/fast road car. Not for sale - it's my toy!

GT: UK car built/sold December '78. Stripped back to bare shell (with extensive bodywork to come). Powered by 'worked' Rover 5 litre V8 (ex TVR Chimera) with efi. T5 box. FC IFS. CCE rear attached to Salisbury axle with Quaife. And a whole lot more to yet to come. Stealth is the word.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-04-17 02:27 AM by MGB567.

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riley1489 Gold Member Bruce H
Great White North, QC, Canada   CAN
1953 Jaguar XK120
1959 Riley 1.5 "King George"
1973 MG MGB
In reply to # 3718480 by MGB567 Don't forget to have your centr rod set up with the base plate attached and the screws ready to start as you lower the frame down.

this step at installation is paramount thumbs up

don't know if you have the windscreen wiper mechanism installed yet but this install is so much easier without the windscreen and dash installed.

B



Check your ego Amigo!

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melbaver Gold Member Chris Howells
Broadwater NSW, Australia   AUS
1968 MG MGB "Moneypit"
1996 Jeep Cherokee "Shopping Trolley"
Thanks Bruce, wipers in and working, also have to put heater to flap ducting in place before committing to the windscreen and before the dash.



Chris Howells

1968 MGB Purchased already dis-assembled but which is largely back together so I'm a lot less ignorant.

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Ahmed Silver Member Ahmed EL Abasiry
Chestermere, AB, Canada   CAN
1958 MG MGA
1972 MG MGB
1979 MG MGB
Chris,
Dont know if it rains all that much where you are, but a bit of advice is to coat the small oval gaskets under the windshield wiper bases with some silicone on both sides before installation. It is a common place for water to run into the cab and very difficut to diagnose since it is usually never thought of as a source of leak.

Do the same for the windscreen washer nozzles.



"... the motor car, after woman, is the most fragile and capricious thing on earth." - London Daily Mail 1908



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-04-18 08:03 PM by Ahmed.

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Team DNF David Dobbins
Kansas City, MO, USA   USA
In reply to # 3719286 by riley1489
In reply to # 3718480 by MGB567 Don't forget to have your centr rod set up with the base plate attached and the screws ready to start as you lower the frame down.

this step at installation is paramount thumbs up

don't know if you have the windscreen wiper mechanism installed yet but this install is so much easier without the windscreen and dash installed.

B

Or use screws that are a little shorter than original.

Dave

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MGB567 Gold Member Barrie Braxton
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia   AUS
1966 MG MGB MkI "Money Guzzler"
1979 MG MGB GT V8 Conversion "Darkside"
"Or use screws that are a little shorter than original."

You can do that too; just make sure they're long enough to grab the captive nuts.



Convertible: CKD 11/66 first registered 8/5/67. Owned since 3/77. 90% original sheet metal. 18GB +40 balanced with almost all new internals. Peter Burgess big valve fast road head. Piper 285. Fidanza FW. Basil's followers and pushrods. TR7clutch. TT exhaust. ARP everywhere. 123 ign. Needham 4synchro c/r box.. Stock rebuilt/replaced suspension. Superpro bushes. New brakes all round including all pipes in SS flex. Interior redone. CAMS approved roll bar and side bars. Lots more. Hybrid of o/e and show/fast road car. Not for sale - it's my toy!

GT: UK car built/sold December '78. Stripped back to bare shell (with extensive bodywork to come). Powered by 'worked' Rover 5 litre V8 (ex TVR Chimera) with efi. T5 box. FC IFS. CCE rear attached to Salisbury axle with Quaife. And a whole lot more to yet to come. Stealth is the word.

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