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wind deflector

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by jerseyjoe, Dec 11, 2020.

  1. jerseyjoe

    jerseyjoe Donation Time

    Has anyone retro fitted a rear seat wind delector? I put on visors this year and it helped some with the wind but I would like to mount the one behind the seats. Has anyone done this? and if so, which one worked for you.
    Many thanks and stay safe....
     
  2. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Suggest yoiu GoTo our FEATURED Articles and How To Section Look for Tim R and his great POST on how to improve our Sunbeams. He has a great article on teh Wind Deflector (I believe from a Miatia).
     
  3. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Seen several.. Some make their own removable ones, some have them fold down over the rear seat level with the soft top cover in the pofile of the opening...

    I believe the UK guys also adapt MGF parts and ive seen the early model small merc slk ones used
     
  4. Warren

    Warren Bronze Level Sponsor

    No luck finding a part like a wind deflector at a junkyard everything gets picked clean very fast. It's like you got to have a connection there to get decent parts. It would be nice to see some pictures other than the ones that are already mentioned
     
  5. pruyter

    pruyter Donation Time

    Alpine Innovations in the Uk is selling wind deflectors for Alpines and Tigers.

    Regards,

    Peter
     
  6. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Platinum Level Sponsor

    Anything seems to work quite well. I put head rests on the Alpine seats, then mounted clear plexiglass to cover the space between the headrest. While somewhat a pain in the butt, it was very effective.

    Bill
     
  7. Warren

    Warren Bronze Level Sponsor

  8. pruyter

    pruyter Donation Time

    Yes the fact that no prices are mentioned is irritating, I have mentioned that already to the owner of this company but to no avail.
    At least they deliver quality parts and they know their business.
    I agree with your comment on the bungee cords.
     
  9. bulldurham

    bulldurham Platinum Level Sponsor

    Seems I heard that the Cooper convt. deflector is a good fit but requires custom brackets to mount.
     
  10. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    I think they are for detaching the horizontal screen to access stuff stored in the rear parcel shelf
     
  11. tractordealer

    tractordealer Platinum Level Sponsor

    I fit a Mini Cooper windscreen to my SV. Custom brackets as you can see in the pictures. Works great and really improves the ride, especially for the bride and her longish hair. 20201212_145459.jpg 20201212_145509.jpg
     
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  12. jerseyjoe

    jerseyjoe Donation Time

    Thank you all...I think the mini Cooper is the way to go....
     
  13. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Karl, Great to hear you are enjoying the Ride:)

    What year did you take the screen from?
     
  14. puff4

    puff4 Gold Level Sponsor

    Oooo... Mini Cooper is a great idea.... considering I have both an Alpine SV and a Mini Cabriolet, I can use it on both!

    (But I see that those Mini wind deflectors are are rather pricey... Hmm... I am a Scot, after all! :))

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    Last edited: Dec 14, 2020
  15. tractordealer

    tractordealer Platinum Level Sponsor

    2005-2008 are the correct ones. Tim R has a really good video on the installation. Found mine on Ebay in Germany used for about $200US.

    Karl
     
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  16. Tim R

    Tim R Silver Level Sponsor

    This may help you. The deflector is from a MINI, easy enough to get on E Bay at not too much money.




    Tim R
     
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