Do you have the original MG Rover Windstop for the MGF/TF? Tired of it rubbing on the rear window area and scratching it? Have to push your rear window outwards before you can raise or lower the thing? Well no more! read on.....
Remove the windstop from its mounting points (These stay exactly as they are)
You will see what looks like an allen bolt at each end joining the U-shaped piece to the cross bar. Don't be fooled - this is no bolt - its just a screw with an allen head, so there's no internal bolt to worry about losing.
a. Peel back the rubber strip that holds the mesh in place on the U-shaped bar and you will see the screw thread (I loosened the bolt a bit before doing this as you can see!).
Now you need to peel back the whole of the rubber strip to free the mesh from the U-shaped bar.
Now you need to unscrew the allen screws with an appropriate tool. They are not very tight so no worries about rounding anything off. I only had a star bolt to hand and that worked fine!
Note the shape of each end of the U-shaped bar - you will need to recreate this in a moment!
Mark the end of each side approximately 3/4" from its tip. This will be your cut mark.
Grip the U-shaped bar in a vice (making sure you use some material to stop it scratching) and cut the end of the tip off.
Mark the cut end with the same curve at the tip you just removed.
Then you need to use a hacksaw to make a VERTICAL cut from the end to the bottom of the curve you just marked.
Now cut at angles either side of the vertical cut to make a V shape.
The curve now needs to be created. I chose to start this off with a metal drill bit in an electric drill, and then finish with a curved file. You can use the drill if you always remember to hold it AGAINST the rotation - that way it doesn't keep slipping up off the tip!