Windscreen Information

Windscreen Rebuilding Services for British Vehicles

We are pleased to offer restored windscreens for chrome frame vehicles. The service includes replated frame and stanchions, tapping plates, brackets and hardware to assemble the frame. Frames are assembled with your glass installed. We also have available the bottom 'T' rubber seal, windscreen stanchions to body grommets and hardware to install the frame on the car. We can supply new glass and OE Triplex glass is available.

Windscreen Assembly

Ragtops & Roadsters offers complete and partial services concerning the windscreen assembly. We have available many parts required to renew the unit to factory standards. We will also accept new parts including tapping plates, hardware, glazing rubber, glass etc. and use them when we can. Please feel free to have glass drop shipped here...we will also refit used glass if so desired...it must however be supplied to us clean! Glass becomes more brittle as it ages, therefore, we will not guarantee that we will be able to install used glass successfully. Prices will be adjusted to reflect the use of parts supplied to us, etc. The main stanchions are fitted to the frame to check fit but may be removed for shipping purposes.

Shipping the Frame

We prefer to receive a disassembled windshield. This is to your advantage, as shipping a complete windshield is much more expensive. Send the main pieces of the frame - usually the four pieces that surround the glass and the two main stanchions (or assemblies). Bundle the channels together making sure they are packaged in a "crush proof" way. The frame will bend easily if crushed! We stock glass from time to time... check with us before you have the glass drop shipped here.

The finished windscreen will be shipped to you ready for installation. Shipping & Handling charges will be added based on destination.

Windscreens - Other Marques

We are now able to offer restored windscreens for the following British Marques on an exchange basis. Core charge is $250.00 if you don't have a windscreen frame to send us.

(We offer specialized rebuilding for MGA windscreens, both standard and competition. The competition windscreens were originally fitted as a dealer-installed, factory option. See our MGA Windscreen information including prices.)

MGA Standard Windscreens

We are pleased to offer restored windscreens for the MGA. The service includes chrome plated frame and stanchions, tapping plates, brackets and hardware to assemble the frame. Frames are assembled with your glass installed. We also have available the grab handles, bottom T rubber seal, windscreen stanchions to body grommets and hardware to install the frame on the car. We can supply new glass and OE Triplex glass if available.

Windscreen Assembly

Ragtops & Roadsters offers complete and partial services concerning the windscreen assembly. We have available many parts required to renew the unit to factory standards. We will also accept new parts including tapping plates, hardware, glazing rubber, glass etc. and use them when we can. Please feel free to have glass drop shipped here...we will also refit used glass if so desired...it must however be supplied to us clean! Glass becomes more brittle as it ages, therefore, we will not guarantee that we will be able to install used glass successfully. Prices will be adjusted to reflect the use of parts supplied to us, etc.

We prefer to receive a disassembled windshield. This is to your advantage, as shipping a complete windshield is much more expensive. Send the six main pieces - the four that surround the glass and the two main stanchions. We do not reprocess the grab handles as they are made from die-cast metal and are too costly to replate. We recommend purchasing new grab handles available from us or through other MGA parts houses. We also can supply the toggle latch and strike assembly used on the 1600 windscreen assemblies - this assembly can be retrofitted to earlier frames.

Completed unit includes a new "Auster" badge riveted in position. The main stanchions are fitted to the frame to check fit but will be removed for shipping purposes.

For more information contact us.

SHIPPING THE FRAME

Send the frame in a dismantled state. Bundle the channels together making sure they are packaged in a "crush proof" way. The frame is made from brass and will bend easily if crushed! We stock glass from time to time... check with us before you have the glass drop shipped here. Finished windscreen will be shipped to you ready for installation.

MGA Competition Windscreen

For the MGA owner looking for something special we have replicated the "competition windscreen" that was offered by the factory for all models of MGA roadsters. This is a cutdown windscreen approximately 7.5" high with shortened side posts, Lexan plastic windscreen, and no top bar. The factory offered this screen as a dealer installed option.

To fit and remove this special screen merely detach the two grab handles on the stock screen, unbolt the four bolts securing the screen to the car and lift off. To fit the competition screen just drop it into the mounts and refit the four bolts to secure the posts.

The competition windscreen is available for $1745.00 plus UPS ground shipping.

The Lexan screen is available separately for $275.00 plus UPS ground shipping.

Take a look for yourself. Several views of our competition windscreen fitted to different MGAs.

MGA Windscreen Rebuilding, Installation Rates

Assembled windscreen (ready for shipping)
This includes stripped and re-chromed windscreen frame, new hardware, glass (Triplex glass is $150 extra), Auster badge, tapping bars, wooden spacer.
NOTE: side posts are removed from frame for shipping purposes.
$1695.00
New Triplex glass only $400.00
Installation only of new or cleaned glass (labor only)
You can send us your reconditioned frame, hardware and glass - assuming it is clean and ready for assembly.
$500.00

Core charge
If you don't have a frame to send.

$250.00

Extras

Windscreen rubber kit
  • "T" rubber, stanchion to body grommets, packing pieces
$55.00
Windscreen to body mounting kit
  • Stanchion to body shims & stanchion to body hardware
$25.00
Grab handles, right and left hand (set) & handle hardware $70.00
Toggle Latch and Striker (1500 windscreen only)
  • Modify frame to install toggle latch and strike
$30.00
Windscreen frames / Cores which have "extra" holes drilled in them may be subject to an additional charge. We will advise. As required

Assemble your frame with our glass and hardware

  • Labor includes the installation only of new or cleaned glass into a frame (you can send us your reconditioned frame and glass - assuming it is clean and ready for assembly)
$1000.00
If you supply a complete windshield that is not disassembled, there will be an additional charge for disassembly. We will advise disassembly cost after receipt. Upon receipt
Shipping, assemblies or glass
  • UPS ground plus extra insurance. Varies, depending on packaging and where you are located.
Based on destination
Windscreen prices validated March 2014
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