|Rover 800 825 Coupe with Front Windscreen Removed!|
Car: 1999 Rover 800 825 V6 Coupe
Colour: Zircon Silver
Whenever you get any small chips or minor damage to a front windscreen it is always worth getting it repaired as soon as possible to prevent any further damage. The windscreen on this coupe had a 6" crack in it and because of this it really needed a replacement windscreen to be fitted.
If you do need to have any windscreen damage repaired or even a replacement windscreen fitted, you will find that more often than not, your insurance will pay a contribution to the costs, and without loss of your no claims discount. In many cases those with fully comprehensive cover might not have to pay anything. If you do have to pay for a new windscreen yourself then you may find that prices are very reasonable indeed. It's always worth shopping around and in particular try the smaller independent fitters. This windscreen only cost £110 + vat fitted. (late 2009).
Although most of the body panels are different on the coupe compared to those on the fastback and saloon (except for the bonnet, and bumpers), the front windscreen use the same glass for the Rover 800 Coupe those used in the fastback and saloons. The windscreens may be angled slightly differently and the side trims on the coupe extend upwards on to the roof, but the actual glass itself is the same.
A 6" crack has appeared in the front windscreen!
To Replace the Front Windscreen, First you Have to Remove the Old One. This Means Removing the Window Trims First.
Unlike the Window Trims on the Saloon & Fastback, those on the Coupe Extend Upwards as far as the Back on the Roof!
Make a Note of Which Way any Clips are Fitted if you are Removing Them.
As you can see Muck Accumulates on those Places where you Can't Normally Clean.
Photo of how Clips are Fitted. Now they can be Removed and the Roof Rails Cleaned.
Next the Windscreen Wiper Scuttle Panel Needs Removing which Requires the Wipers to be Taken Off First. & Finally the Trim Along the Top of the Windscreen Too.
With the Wipers & Scuttle Panel Removed, this is a Rare Chance to Clean Underneath These Parts.
The Muck Gets Everywhere. Removing the Plastic Trims has Allowed Access to the Wiper Motor Area.
As Much of the Dirt & Muck & Muck was Wiped out from Inside the Hard to Reach Areas and then Vacuumed up.
The Painted Areas of the Car Were Masked Off to Prevent any Accidental Damage and the Old Windscreen Was Removed.
(This was Done Using Wire to Cut through the Old Bonding)(like a Cheese Wire Pushed through from the Inside to the Outside Of the Glass and Then with A Back & Forth Motion Worked Around the Entire Windscreen untill it came Free).
The Old Windscreen was Bonded in Very Well Indeed!
The New Windscreen has now been Bonded into Place.
The Scuttle Panels are now No Longer Available! (Stock of these Finally ran out in Late 2009)(Just Prior to when I was Finally Getting Round to Buying a Spare One!) & so Although this One is Still Very Good, I have Treated the Rear of it to Some UnderBody Seal (with Waxoil) to Protect it Further because Now it Has to Last!
Wiper Area and Bonnet Hinges all Nicely Cleaned up Now Ready for the Re-fit.
The Windscreen Wiper Scuttle Panel Has now Been Refitted. (I also put a Small Bead of Roof & Gutter Sealant Along the Top Edge to Keep the Underside of the Scuttle Panel Drier.)
Excess Sealant has Been Cleaned Away.
All that is Required Now is the Windscreen Trims/Roof Rails Need Clipping Back into Place.
They Clipped Back Very Securely & Easily. Job Completed!