Ooh, that's a tip worth knowing given I've got both the Invacar and Fox with slidey windows.
It's the door seals I'm referring to here, they've gone quite flat in a few places on mine. Have got them out now, haven't puffed back up as well as the old Saab ones did, but a lot better than they were. Plus they are now devoid of that horrible black greasy residue that old seals always seem to be covered with, so they won't make such a mess of me when I fit them. Will try to get those back on tomorrow and get the latches adjusted as best as possible. That should go a decent ways to making the thing *vaguely* weather proof.
I suspect I need to apply a little carefully calibrated brute force to the window frame on the offside door. Looking at the glass it looks as though the top needs to be pushed back a little.
Not going for Audi levels of panel fit here anyway... I'll take Lada levels of panel fit. At the moment you can see daylight at the back corner and the front edge is jammed against the windscreen pillar.
I know I've said it before and you're probably fed up of hearing it...but I'm really feeling excited at the idea of driving this thing now. Funny how actually having working doors has somehow made it seem way closer to being an actual working car.
Our post man apparently is quite a fan of three wheelers and owns a Rialto. He couldn't resist taking a glance at it while I was in there today. His comment: "it's a hell of a lot more sophisticated under the skin than a Reliant ain't it?" especially when he took a look at the rear suspension set up.
I'm also glad to have rediscovered my rivet gun. I think that's going to take the place of quite a few self tapping screws. They're nearly as easy to remove with a sharp drill and a hell of a lot quicker to fit - especially where access isn't great.
Before you ask - I stick a penny washer on the back of the panel to spread any load where necessary.
It kinda has brakes now, even though I've not been able to get the one leg of the system bled...I do wonder if I'll be able to resist the temptation to drive around the garden a few times...