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Tech Tips:
Windscreen Compatibility
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When you look for a replacement windscreen for your 1950s-1960s Minx or Husky, it helps to know which other Rootes models could contribute the item.  This thread examines compatibility between the Minx, Husky and Sunbeam Rapier.

From: Chuck Hillman [hillmanminx(at)hermon.net]
Sent: Wednesday, 2 February 2005 10:36 PM
To: HillmanCars@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [HillmanCars] Series 1 Husky Windshield

Hi Doug and all,
      I called Sunbeam Specialties and asked for the fellow with the windshield.  I was told he doesn't have a windshield for sale.  Possibly I should not have said I was calling from 3,000 miles away.
      If anyone (US) has a spare windshield for a Husky Series I, or Minx series I or II, and would like to sell it, let me know.  We drive across the US summers usually, so we can pick it up (if you are patient).  I'm hoping to visit Ed Meadowcroft in April.
cheers,
Chuck



From: DOUGLAS EDWARDS [HILLMANFROMHELL(at)HOTMAIL.COM]
Sent: Friday, 4 February 2005 5:42 PM
To: HillmanCars@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [HillmanCars] Series 1 Husky Windshield

Chuck,  You have to talk to Rick Mc Leod and probably buy the whole car.  He wants to get rid of it as it was dumped on him.   Doug



From: JMazour(at)aol.com
Sent: Saturday, 5 February 2005 12:03 PM
To: jan.eyerman(at)usa.net
Cc: HillmanCars@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [HillmanCars] Series II Sunbeam Rapier windscreen for Hillman Husky?

Jan,

Did you ever have an opportunity to check your Rootes Parts List books to see if the Series II Sunbeam Rapier front windscreen would fit a Hillman Husky?  (I do not have a Hillman Husky parts list book to answer this question myself).

For your information, the Rootes part number(s) for the Series I & II Rapier front windscreen are:

#H.105487 (glass toughened)
#H.105491 (glass laminated)
#H.111482 (glass sundym)

The part number(s) for the Series III, IIIA & IV front windscreen are:

#2202588 (glass laminated)
#2202587/#2218769/#2218770 (glass toughened)
#2202589 (glass sundym)

The windscreen on the Series III, IIIA & IV cars is approximately one inch taller than that used on the Series I & II cars.

James Mazour
West Des Moines, Iowa USA



From: Lyle, Douglas [douglas.lyle(at)savvis.net]
Sent: Saturday, 5 February 2005 12:38 PM
To: HillmanCars@yahoogroups.com; jan.eyerman(at)usa.net
Subject: RE: [HillmanCars] Series II Sunbeam Rapier windscreen for Hillman Husky?

After a few month absence from the list I'm back!  My Husky book shows the following:

Series I Husky

#H.105487 (glass toughened)
#H.105491 (glass laminated)

No Sundym available

Husky Series II and III

2218769 LHD zone toughned

2202588 laminated

2202589 sundym

While we're talking about glass can anyone tell me where I can get windshield rubber for Rapier Series I and II glass.  My Husky has the same size glass and I want to add the stainless steel trim.  I've searched the world and still haven't found the right rubber.  I've tried Kip's, Rootes Parts in Holland, and a few more with no luck.

Thanks, Doug Lyle

Hope this helps.



From: Jan Eyerman [jan.eyerman(at)usa.net]
Sent: Wednesday, 9 February 2005 7:28 AM
To: JMazour(at)aol.com; jan.eyerman(at)usa.net
Cc: HillmanCars@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [HillmanCars] Re: Series II Sunbeam Rapier windscreen for Hillman Husky?

OK, got home and got to my manuals....

The Husky Series I, Minx Series I, II & III (sedan, convert & wagon), Gazelle Series I, II & III (sedan, convert & wagon) and Sunbeam Rapier Series I & II (but NOT III) sedan and convert all used the same windshield Rootes Part Number H-105487 or H-105491 (toughened for USA & Canada).

So, you could use the Rapier Series III convertible windshield in your Series I Husky.

Unfortunately I do not have a parts book for the Series II Husky so I don't know if it uses the "early" (Series I, II & III Minx) windshield or the "later" (Series IIIA, B & C Minx) windshield.

Good luck and good parts hunting!

Jan Eyerman



From: Wendy or Glen Davies [wlwk_11(at)hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 9 February 2005 11:33 AM
To: HillmanCars@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [HillmanCars] Re: Series II Sunbeam Rapier windscreen for Hillman Husky?

My Minx and Husky parts books confirm what Jan surmised.
Husky Series 2,3 windscreen = Minx 3A-3C.

cheers,
Glen


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