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Post by drcdb15 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:54 pm

Is the groove in my rear hatch catch pin meant to be there, to engage the catch, or is it very badly worn?

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Post by scimjim » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:56 pm

It’s worn.


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Post by drcdb15 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:01 pm

I was afraid you were going to say that. Any ideas for a remedy?


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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:03 pm

Possibly worn because you appear to be lacking the stabilising "Anti-Rattle Widget" (unless of course, you've just "undressed" it for the photo?)


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Post by drcdb15 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:12 pm

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Possibly worn because you appear to be lacking the stabilising "Anti-Rattle Widget" (unless of course, you've just "undressed" it for the photo?)
The whole hatch area is getting some tlc at present to remedy PO abuses. The hatch certainly hasn't been rattling, far from it, it's been being distorted just to get it closed. The seal is away now and new stuff from Woolies will be going on soon. But you're right, I do need the widget. I read recently about them but can I find the item now ? (not having much luck in that direction lately...) :lol:


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Post by scimjim » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:21 am

You might not have heard it but if there’s no relative movement between latch and pin, there wouldn’t be any wear? :D


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Post by drcdb15 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:48 pm

Are replacement hatch/windows available?


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Post by philhoward » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:53 pm

If anyone’s got some (and not Mark :lol: ) then it’ll probably be Graham as he bought a lot of the MB stock.


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Post by gtcse8 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:59 pm

There would appear to be the Chrome on Brass frames and Stainless Steel folded section used on MB.
There seems to be No Rhyme or reason for this.
The Chrome ones are beginning to show peeling and wear, but the Stainless Steel ones tend to break the hinges and gas strut mounts as they were only spot welded.
I tend to SS weld these mountings IF i have a frame in bits for new Fish plates and sealing rubbers.

In answering your question Chris
drcdb15 wrote:
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Are replacement hatch/windows available?
Hatch frames are kicking around, used obviously.
You decide if you want a shiny polished SS one or polish up a chrome on brass type.
And I`m sure the Club are still sourcing the Glass.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:11 pm

I thought the 6-on ones were stainless? Certainly mine "look" like stainless, and don't show any sign of peeling, pitting or wearing through?


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Post by scimjim » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:12 pm

I imagine they got the last of Reliant’s stock?


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Post by drcdb15 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:38 pm

If you look at my photos in my OP, 001 was taken through the glass. Apart from the pin, you can see a sort of crazing on the chrome, and the state of the glass seal/gasket looks like the guinea pig's been nibbling at it. What you can't see is tiny scratches in the outer face of the glass proper - you can tell they're real by running a fingernail across them. They swirl, it looks like someone has washed or polished the glass with either a very gritty cloth or with some diamond abrasive.... together with the latch pin, all this makes me think this hatch is a lot older than the 57K miles on the car when I got it. So I wouldn't be averse to a complete new hatch. But for now, is it possible to fix the worn pin simply by rotating it so that some good surface is uppermost? I seem to recall Mick Gaughran got some s/s fittings around this area, the handle maybe ? but I don't really want to spend money putting a high quality component onto a hatch that is basically trashed.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:54 pm

Bill Brighton's your man for stainless hatch handles :D


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Post by gtcse8 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:22 am

drcdb15 wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:38 pm
is it possible to fix the worn pin simply by rotating it
No
Its brazed to the frame and would be nearly impossible to remove it unless your doing a FULL strip and rechrome.
philhoward wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:53 pm
If anyone’s got some (and not Mark )
I have few SS frames and a few Complete SE5 and SE6 Units in Chrome and SS.
I also keep the "fish" plates for joining the frames, they are brass with SS CS allen screws.


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Post by drcdb15 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:41 am

gtcse8 wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:22 am
[I have few SS frames and a few Complete SE5 and SE6 Units in Chrome and SS.
I also keep the "fish" plates for joining the frames, they are brass with SS CS allen screws.
Thanks for that, Mark. I've done some searching in the parts lists, and each of SE5, SE6 and MB have different part numbers (quite apart from plain/heated/tinted), so can you tell me, please, which versions are interchangeable with which ?

Also, could somebody please post a picture of the anti-rattle block actually in place on a screen ? I don't think I've ever seen one in the flesh, and it's not at all clear to me what keeps it in place. Many thanks.


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