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Does anyone know if the windshield used on the Mk1 was unique to Jensen Healey, or was it also used in any other make of car ( Austin, Triumph, MG, Reliant, etc ?)

Also, if I can find a used J-H one at a reasonable price that won't cost me a crazy
amount for shipping,( bearing in mind that I am north of the 49th parallel and a border complete with customs officers etc. lies between me and the most likely sources )  did the original windshield change at all throughout the different iterations, or will any J-H windshield fit on any J-H ??

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The Jensen Healey windshield was specific to the vehicle. It was also used in some TVRs. It shouldn't be that hard to find one.

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I've just had a new windshield fitted to my MK1. As far as I know they are the same as Mk2s.

I looked at used windscreens and found two common problems, which is why I bought new. Firstly the wiper arms commonly scratch the glass leaving a visible line on the glass. Secondly, due to the age many of them were starting to de-laminate. If you fit a windshield, you don't want to do it again in a couple of years.

A new screen in the UK was £300 ($450 ish), used ones were £150, not a huge saving.

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Appreciate the feedback..thanks ! Good point about new versus used.

Does anyone know of a source for a new windshield in Canada or the US ??

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http://www.jhps.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=Warehouse&Product_Code=90111&Category_Code=Body

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Duh....now why didn't I think of that ?

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The Club store recommends a professional installation...will a windshield shop typically do this or do you have to try a car restoration shop? Thanks.

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I had mine fitted by a regular windshield fitted, though he was familiar with older cars.

If your old windshield is still in the car, I'd try getting off the padded header and stainless frame before you order a new one. The screws can be a pig to get out and it may take a while. Once they're off, it should be just like fitting any other bonded-in screen for the fitter.

Mike

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Definitely have a professional install windshields. They are just too danged easy to screw up and/or break.

Call your local glass shops and tell them exactly what you have. Generally just telling them it's a vintage british car is enough to scare off the ones that only do modern cars.

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And just a reminder those screws that hold the windshield in are NOT phillips head screws but Poz-Drive headed screws, you maybe get lucky and a phillips might get a few out but if you dont want to chance it get the right driver.

McMaster-Carr / Grainger can supply them probably other places as well.

Brett

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is the GT windshield the same as the roadster?
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yes ...



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