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  1. #1 YKC Style GRP side screens 
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    Anyone have ideas how the YKC type GRP rigid side screens mount up on a roadster and what fittings may be needed.

    Trying to help an owner who has just got his roadster that came with the GRP side screens and needs to know how to fit them from scratch.

    Pictures would help, any advice welcome.
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  2. #2 Re: YKC Style GRP side screens 
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    Hi Ben!
    The YKC Roadster A774 OJX I used to own had an early set of these side-screens.
    The screens had 2 long pins fitted to the lower lip of the GRP by means of bolts through a rectangular plate welded on the end.
    The idea was that the pins fitted into two tubes (also fitted with similar mounting plates) mounted downwards within the door cavity.
    Adjusting the fittings to enable the screens to slide in and out was a pain. In addition I lengthened the tubes to enable them to be better braced by attachment to the bottom of the doors rather than just the top.
    Even slight corrosion on the pins used to be a problem I used to wipe them over with Vaseline!
    John
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  3. #3 Re: YKC Style GRP side screens 
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    Would this new member be Stuart Burbank as he has been in touch with me. We used to sail at the same club a few years back.
    I also had those screens on my roadster -fitting is as John has described. Will check to see if I have any photos.
    regards Alan
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  4. #4 Re: YKC Style GRP side screens 
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    Hi Alan Yes he said you were friends so assumed he had asked you. I'm not sure if the screens fit to the door or open separately.
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  5. #5 Re: YKC Style GRP side screens 
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    Any chance of a photo? Dave
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  6. #6 Re: YKC Style GRP side screens 
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    IMCDB.org Go to complete list then to YKC Roadster .There's an image there of one with rigid sidesceens.
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  7. #7 Re: YKC Style GRP side screens 
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    Here's one, but I'm not sure that this is the YKC version ? Sorry no time at moment to sort through for others
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  8. #8 Re: YKC Style GRP side screens 
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    This is not the YKC side screen. This is the work of Mike Turpin. Quality job! The photo gallery YKC section, red car reg SUB shows the YKC item fitted. They were designed to fit to the door.
    click here
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  9. #9 Re: YKC Style GRP side screens 
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    Thank you gentlemen, interesting concept. I like the opening quaterlight. At least you cane out.
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  10. #10 Re: YKC Style GRP side screens 
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    Well spotted Danny.
    Here are a few other views, I,m not sure that the YKC version was ever a success as it wasn't ridged enough. I designed mine with a bulge for your arm which had a steel frame within a fiberglass shell (incidentally this is/was the set of molds that another member borrowed and never returned!) anybody feeling guilty. Not an issue for me but other members are missing out.
    The window frame is standard aluminium channel with a fabric slider (the same as they used in a mini) the top edge has the zip from the fabric side screens which retained on a safety clamp for emergency opening. Both the quarter lights open from a central dial on the dash operated by a rack and pinion device operating a steel piano wire.

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