wind screen centre rod

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Mario60
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Surname: Sciriha
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wind screen centre rod

Post by Mario60 » Fri May 08, 2020 5:13 pm

Hi,

Hope you are ok.

I am trying to replace the centre rod on my roadster and am not managing to find a way how to do it. Any suggestions.

Thanks in advance and regards

mario
Mario Sciriha
1972 MGB roadster
1971 MGB GT (for restoration)
1979 Honda CB650Z
1975 Kawasaki S1C 250
1974 Suzuki GT380
1979 Suzuki TS125

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Peter Cresswell
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Re: wind screen centre rod

Post by Peter Cresswell » Wed May 13, 2020 11:38 am

Hi Mario
To do this you have to remove the 2 bolts that secure the lower bracket - which is not easy as the rake of the windscreen restricts access to these from above. Once you have removed these 2 bolts you can start to undo the top fixing by removing the domed nut which might allow you pull the lower bracket out a little to give enough room to work the rod out of the top bracket and so remove it.
It might be easier if you drill out the rivets holding the top bracket to the screen frame but then you will have problems replacing the rivets as part of the old ones will be hindering the fitting of the new rivets.
Pete
1969 MGB Roadster
2011 MG 6 TSE Magnette
2007 Mercedes SLK
Plus 32 other cars since 1965

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