Re: Spider rear window replacement
Freddy, yes it was exactly that one. Arrived the next day and was the cheapest one I saw. I fitted it yesterday.
Things to be aware of:
1) I didn't have any rivtets (I think this probably means someone had a go before on yours Jay...?) but two of the allen screws were rust welded to the frame. After much WD40, tapping and mole grips they finally came out.
2) The zip on the new section looked identical. But no. The bit right at the bottom of the new section was too wide for the zip mechanism itself (the bit you pull). I fiddled for ages but eventually had to cut it off. Then, after a bit more fiddling (recommend reattaching the elastic straps at the top to the frame rather than propping it up on the rear shelf) it came together. Once I did this I realised that I should have put the screws back in at the bottom before attempting the zip (should have waited a day for KarmaAlfa's advice). However, I didn't want to go back through all that zip stuff again so gave it a go with zip done up. It did work. Eventually. Even managed to get the 2 screws I had problems with back in. Shame I dropped one into the roof mechanism. It got too dark to look for it so I'm off again now to find it.
This was one of those jobs that looks straightforward but leaves you aching for days due to the awkward access and rusted screws and bits that don't quite fit properly. Still, it saved me £300 on the garage price and I can now at least see out of it!