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Sunbeam Alpine: Kent (U.K.) Owner's Club meet 15/06/21

Discussion in 'Featured Articles & How To's' started by Tim R, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. Tim R

    Tim R Silver Level Sponsor

    If you are looking for something to watch about Alpines here is some footage from last night's Kent Sunbeam Alpine Owner's Club meeting. It features a nice drive through the English countryside and some lovely Alpines including one that has a 2.0 Fiord Pinto engine and rack and pinion steering.


     
  2. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    I enjoyed your video....

    Now for Bob's SV, Very nice! Specifically, interested in the method of attaching/installing the windscreen.

    I have recently purchased a windscreen after viewing one of your Video for my Blue Boy V6. Haven't yet figured an easy way to "fix" attachment points.

    A review of your video:
    Fitting a MINI Wind Deflector to a Sunbeam Alpine

    is what started me wanting the screen. Have you done any more recent modifications to the brackets you first started with ? How did Bob get his done if different from yours ?

    Can you provide me with some drawings you or Bob utilized in installation? Or perhaps, a kit availability?

    Thanks kindly,

    DanR
     
  3. Mike O'D

    Mike O'D Gold Level Sponsor

    Very nice! Do you guys really need to worry about someone stealing your Alpine at one of your gatherings? I haven't seen a steering wheel lock here in the U.S. for many years.
     
  4. Tim R

    Tim R Silver Level Sponsor

    Dan,
    On our car we welded brackets on when the car was in bare metal (as shown in the video). On many of the other cars the owners have bought a MINI wind deflector and then fabricated suitable brackets to work on their specific ar. Some are earlier Series with folding hood bins, some are Series V. I don't have any measurements, it is usually a case of trial and error until you get it fitting perfectly. I do thoroughly recommend fitting the wind deflector though, my wife loves it and we can just talk normally, top down at 70 mph.
    Tim R
     
  5. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Thanks Tim....I will make me some templates as a trial and error method, sure to get it right after all:)
     

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