Bristol Cars - Owners and Enthusiasts Forum  

Go Back   Bristol Cars - Owners and Enthusiasts Forum > Bristol Forums > 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars

8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars Type 407 onwards - restoration, repair, maintenance etc

411 screen

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 13-01-17, 08:38 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 14
Default 411 screen

Help!!!!

Driving the 411 from Kent to my place in germany I got hit by a piece of god knows what thrown up by some lorry which cracked the screen to beyond repair status.
Does any one know where to get a new one incl the rubber seal?
All help much appreciated.
Thanks
Paul
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 14-01-17, 08:08 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Solihull, UK
Posts: 15
Default

BODA has sources for both the windscreen and seals. Contact details are at ...........org

Mike
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 14-01-17, 09:33 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Nr Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 65
Default

Paul,
I am sure you could get them from Bristol Cars. However they prefer screens to be collected as there are insurance problems sending them through the post.
Good luck
Richard
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 14-01-17, 11:49 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,138
Default

I would also suggest contacting Bristol Cars.

Presumably your insurance will cover it? (I hope so, because they are expensive)
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 14-01-17, 03:43 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 14
Default

Thanks for the tips. All this happened last Thursday so I haven't even gotten around to speaking with the insurance people, and the moment I saw the crack I knew it was going to be expensive. I have written to BODA but as I'm not a member that may be an issue, probably have to join first.
The main problem will be getting it to Germany as I was not planning to drive the car back to the UK before summer.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 14-01-17, 11:56 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,138
Default

Paul,
I suggest you try contacting Pilkington, they now promote the fact that they supply glass for classic cars and they may have representatives in Germany

Classic Glass For Classic Cars

Or ACCS (Martin Barnes)
57-65 Randell's Road, London N1.
Tel 44(0)20-7278-9786
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 15-01-17, 09:33 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 14
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin H View Post
Paul,
I suggest you try contacting Pilkington, they now promote the fact that they supply glass for classic cars and they may have representatives in Germany

Classic Glass For Classic Cars

Or ACCS (Martin Barnes)
57-65 Randell's Road, London N1.
Tel 44(0)20-7278-9786
Thanks Kevin, very useful. will contact them tomorrow and update.
Paul
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 15-01-17, 11:09 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Nr Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 65
Default

Thats a good tip from Kevin. Pilkington do have a branch in Germany

Ein besonderer Service für Oldtimer-Fans!

Richard
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 16-01-17, 11:52 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 14
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard View Post
Thats a good tip from Kevin. Pilkington do have a branch in Germany

Ein besonderer Service für Oldtimer-Fans!

Richard
OK here is a quick update.
ACCS seems to have either moved or gone out of business. the tel nr is no longer in use.
Bristols have a (heated??) screen available but won't ship it. cost is around
£1200.
I spoke with the German branch of Pilkingtons called NSG. Very helpful indeed!
They do not have a screen in stock but will fabricate one which will take around 3 months. Cost is an astonishing € 395 excl. VAT.
Unless I hear from BODA with a quicker solution I'll go with NSG. Might be worth doing a few more if any one needs one.
Rubber seals is sold by metre (3 needed) at Bristol for around £ 18/ metre.
best
Paul
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 16-01-17, 12:41 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Nr Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 65
Default

I was interested in a 405 screen so I contacted Pilkington and they can supply them for 405 Euros excl. VAT. Manufacturing time/delivery is at least 3 months and it has to collected from one of their depots (of which there are several in Germany).
Quick response and a good offer!
Richard
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 16-01-17, 01:35 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,138
Default

Paul and Richard,
This is good news for Bristol owners.

I know someone who spoke to Pilkington in Australia many years ago about buying a screen for a Bristol and was told that they were not able to supply them direct to the public due to an agreement with Bristol Cars. However, this was back in the day of Tony Crook, before Bristol was owned Kamcorp and before Pilkington was owned by NSG (Nippon Sheet Glass Co.)

Kevin
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 16-01-17, 04:13 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 14
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin H View Post
Paul and Richard,
This is good news for Bristol owners.

I know someone who spoke to Pilkington in Australia many years ago about buying a screen for a Bristol and was told that they were not able to supply them direct to the public due to an agreement with Bristol Cars. However, this was back in the day of Tony Crook, before Bristol was owned Kamcorp and before Pilkington was owned by NSG (Nippon Sheet Glass Co.)

Kevin
Good news indeed. For those interested the Pilkington list number for the 411 screen is SP0113 CL. They say it is the same screen as for the 412. Don't know about that.
P
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:38 AM.


This is the live site

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2