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GT6+ vent windows on a Spitfire MKIV?

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Fictioneer Doug Hirt
Colorado Springs, CO, USA   USA
Will these fit?
Thanks,
Doug



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Herald948 Andrew Mace
East Nassau, upstate NY, USA   USA
KindaMaybeYeahSorta... but you'll need real GT6 door glass as well.



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trrdster Wayne Tate
Spencer, NC, USA   USA
Have a look at the Spit6's on the forum, lots did this as I will.
Look in the Registry top 10, a few there.



Wayne
1970 TR6
2000 Jaguar XK8
1949 Triumph Roadster 2000
1978 Spitfire (rust victim)
1971 GT6 (tarp covered for 12 years, rusted inside out)
1980 Spitfire (getting all the good GT6 parts, all poly suspension and Spax shocks)

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Fictioneer Doug Hirt
Colorado Springs, CO, USA   USA
I know it has been done. I guess my question is more about the different heights in windscreens. Aren't the squaretail windscreen taller? Are all GT6 vent windows the same height? Also, is there an issue with rounded corners?



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trrdster Wayne Tate
Spencer, NC, USA   USA
Doug, the round tails have a rounded window at the rear and require the GT6 window to be cut. The square tails will fit a treat with no problem with the top, as the later top is made to fit a square window.
The vents are the same on both. The early cars had a brace welded across the middle of the vent framing.
Jim did his (Scardini1) but I had already got mine cleaned up and in place when he got here. They di help on his 2600 mile trip in the middle of the summer.



Wayne
1970 TR6
2000 Jaguar XK8
1949 Triumph Roadster 2000
1978 Spitfire (rust victim)
1971 GT6 (tarp covered for 12 years, rusted inside out)
1980 Spitfire (getting all the good GT6 parts, all poly suspension and Spax shocks)

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twomanytriumphs Gold Member Kyle Darby
Kelso, Washington, USA   USA
1965 Triumph TR4 "My Baby"
1966 Triumph 2000 MkI "Bessie"
1970 Triumph GT6+ (MkII) "The Princess"
1977 MG MGB
Straight forward swap Doug. The difference in height between the screens comes from the mkiv having an integral windscreen surround, while the mk3 has a removable frame. I think I've got spare door glass around. Kyle.

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Gt6s Laurence Cochrane
Newtownards, UK   GBR
1972 Triumph GT6 MkIII "2600 EFI"
1973 Triumph GT6 MkIII "2500"
1976 Triumph Spitfire "Sixfire 2500"
In reply to # 1497252 by trrdster Doug, the round tails have a rounded window at the rear and require the GT6 window to be cut.

You cannot cut a Gt6 door glass. These are toughened glass and will shatter into a million pieces on any attempt to do so.

Laurence

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trrdster Wayne Tate
Spencer, NC, USA   USA
Laurence, Not something I would attempt, but have seen it done a couple of times.
Would scare me for sure, might try it if I had a stack of old ones.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=cutting+automoble+window+glass&view=detail&mid=15CD7FD687E7EC8E5B6B15CD7FD687E7EC8E5B6B&FORM=VIRE

Of course GT6 glass may be a different animal, sure does make a mess when broken inside a door.
If putting a vent in a early door, rather than cut the rear of a GT6 window on the curve, why not cut the straight line on the already Spitfire door, surely easier.



Wayne
1970 TR6
2000 Jaguar XK8
1949 Triumph Roadster 2000
1978 Spitfire (rust victim)
1971 GT6 (tarp covered for 12 years, rusted inside out)
1980 Spitfire (getting all the good GT6 parts, all poly suspension and Spax shocks)

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spitfire50 Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   USA
Wayne,
That is cutting laminated glass like a windshield. NOT tempered glass like the side windows in a Spitfire or GT6.
All the best,
Paul

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trrdster Wayne Tate
Spencer, NC, USA   USA
Thanks Paul, scratch that!



Wayne
1970 TR6
2000 Jaguar XK8
1949 Triumph Roadster 2000
1978 Spitfire (rust victim)
1971 GT6 (tarp covered for 12 years, rusted inside out)
1980 Spitfire (getting all the good GT6 parts, all poly suspension and Spax shocks)

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Gt6s Laurence Cochrane
Newtownards, UK   GBR
1972 Triumph GT6 MkIII "2600 EFI"
1973 Triumph GT6 MkIII "2500"
1976 Triumph Spitfire "Sixfire 2500"
In reply to # 1497307 by trrdster Laurence, Not something I would attempt, but have seen it done a couple of times.

Round cut Gt6 door glasses you may have seen, specially made NOT CUT.

A few folk have had them made over the years.

Laurence

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Herald948 Andrew Mace
East Nassau, upstate NY, USA   USA
Also, unlike the Spitfire, GT6 door glass is actually "sided" in that it has a very slight upwards curvature.



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clshore Carter Shore
Beverly Hills, Florida, USA   USA
Waterjet can cut any glass.
Just sayin'

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