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moe_morin
06-06-2012, 12:36 PM
Vinyl trim kits for a TR4A windscreen frame are pretty pricy from TRF, Moss and others. Anyone have one, or have a suggestion where to get one reasonably?

Thanks,
Moe Morin

Darrell_Walker
06-06-2012, 12:48 PM
I just used regular vinyl upholstery fabric. I don't think the kits were even available when I did mine. It is a bit thicker, but presented no problems.

moe_morin
06-06-2012, 06:29 PM
any trouble fitting it to the curvatures ofthe frame? What did you use for the adhesive?

Thanks,
Moe Morin

Darrell_Walker
06-06-2012, 09:36 PM
any trouble fitting it to the curvatures ofthe frame? What did you use for the adhesive?


Not really, make sure it is a bit warm, and it is pretty flexible. I used contact adhesive, I believe just brush-on Weldwood.

I followed the basic pattern of the stock vinyl, a top, bottom and two side strips. On the exposed ends, I just folded over the end of the vinyl. That made a pretty thick spot, so make sure that won't interfere with anything that you need to attach later (sun visor brackets, in particular).

-Darrell

moe_morin
06-07-2012, 07:01 AM
Problem is that I don't have the original vinyl pieces to use as a pattern. Not sure where/how the pieces meet or overlap. I've been trying to find a picture of this detail, but no luck so far.

Thanks for your help.

Moe Morin

Darrell_Walker
06-07-2012, 08:23 AM
It probably isn't all that critical where you separate the pieces, it is just in the "corners" of the frame. Probably what I would do (or did, it was years ago) is take either the top and bottoms, or the sides as far as you can while keeping them fairly flat.

I can try to get some pictures later today (decent lighting will be the problem).

Darrell_Walker
06-07-2012, 01:02 PM
OK, here are some pictures. On the top, you can see it is just poofed out a bit, looks worse in the picture than in person. I think it the seam was more toward the vertical, it would be a little easier to get to lay flat, as well as not being right under the sun visor mount.

On the bottom, you can see how little actually shows once mounted. I also need to get that corner of the crash pad to stay down!

Geo Hahn
06-07-2012, 03:35 PM
...Not sure where/how the pieces meet or overlap. I've been trying to find a picture of this detail, but no luck so far...

Here are some pics of my TR4 which has the original trim. It appears (from the overlaps) that the 4 pieces were fitted in this order: bottom, 2 sides, then across the top.

https://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc499/Ahwahnee18/TR4/WindscreenFrameTrimUL.jpg

https://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc499/Ahwahnee18/TR4/WindscreenFrameTrimUR.jpg

https://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc499/Ahwahnee18/TR4/WindscreenFrameTrimLR.jpg

https://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc499/Ahwahnee18/TR4/WindscreenFrameTrimLL.jpg

HerronScott
06-08-2012, 06:52 AM
Geo,

I had that problem too with the crash pad trying to lift on the sides...

Scott

KVH
06-08-2012, 11:22 AM
Does the top chrome piece have to come off and then re-rivet?

hondo402000
06-08-2012, 11:34 AM
If you use auto vinyl, its 36 inches wide just get a piece thats as long as the frame and do it in one piece, might be lots of waste but you wont have any seams

I bet you can do that

Hondo

moe_morin
06-10-2012, 11:36 AM
Thanks to all... this really helps. Should be able to tackle this OK.

Moe Morin