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tdskip
07-25-2012, 07:23 AM
Been picking at the pile of parts and am hoping you guys can help me identify which side screen is which here.

The choices are Bugeye, MGA and TR3a. I think anyway - ha.

https://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb73/tdskip_photos/TR3/sidescreens.jpg

https://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb73/tdskip_photos/TR3/sidescreen.jpg

Thanks!

Mickey Richaud
07-25-2012, 07:38 AM
Not sure about the first set. Second set (with flaps) are TR3 (aftermarket, due to the rubber around the metal frames.

Marvin Gruber
07-25-2012, 09:18 AM
With Mickey. First set I believe is Bugeye, second is aftermarket TR3.

Marv

drooartz
07-25-2012, 09:25 AM
First set looks Bugeye to me, Tom.

tdskip
07-25-2012, 08:31 PM
Thanks guys!

Are the TR3a ones worth trying to rebuild?

TR3driver
07-25-2012, 08:56 PM
Do you have the mounting legs for them?

tdskip
07-25-2012, 10:53 PM
Hi Randall - I do, they are still attached under the curtain (rubber/plastic skirt). The skirts are torn from the heat.

TR3driver
07-25-2012, 11:19 PM
Might be worth trying to recover them then, if they fit your car and you like the style. The rubber flap would engage a flap on the top as I recall, making them somewhat more weather-tight than the stock ones.

But I am guessing they are wedge style, from the LTD fastener on the flap, which means they would only fit TR3 through very early 3A.

tdskip
07-26-2012, 06:21 AM
Might be worth trying to recover them then, if they fit your car and you like the style. The rubber flap would engage a flap on the top as I recall, making them somewhat more weather-tight than the stock ones.

But I am guessing they are wedge style, from the LTD fastener on the flap, which means they would only fit TR2 through very early 3A.

Is there a VIN cut off, or date range for what should fit by chance?

TR3driver
07-26-2012, 06:48 AM
Is there a VIN cut off, or date range for what should fit by chance?

SPC shows TS28826 should be the first car with the Dzus style sidecurtains.

TR4nut
07-26-2012, 06:53 AM
Isn't lift the dot for later cars? Tenax would be earlier?

TR3driver
07-26-2012, 07:22 AM
Tenax would only be much earlier cars, up to TS5255 according to the SPC. TS13571L has LTD studs on the doors.

The Dzus style sidecurtains didn't have snaps at all, they were stiff and held only by the brackets. But the bottom half of the earlier sidecurtains was flexible and secured by snaps.

Hmm, well, that applies to the factory sidecurtains. There might have been some aftermarket ones that fit the Dzus sockets but had snaps.

JohnnyMead
07-26-2012, 08:06 AM
I've got the after-market style with Dzus fittings. They have lift-the-dot snaps around the edge of the flaps rather than the single inside fastener.
John
60 TR3A

Marvin Gruber
07-26-2012, 09:48 AM
On most of the aftermarket wedge type side curtains I've seen, you can remove the piece of aluminum that is welded on the legs to make the wedge, then drill hole for the dzus to fit so you can use them on later TR3's. Personally if you are going to rebuild some side curtains use the original style. I have several sets if you want to rebuild some.

apbos
07-26-2012, 11:15 PM
I have been thinking that those aftermarket sidescreens would be great to mount on a removable mount on the Racetorations competition sidescreens in bad weather. Racetorations.com (https://https://www.racetorations.co.uk/page20.html)

Paul
PSI have a set of the competition sidescreens