As cars wear, things go out of adjustment. As classic cars are dismantled for restoration, returning these critical settings to their original parameters is critical.
With opening windows, or ‘drop glass’ in motor trade parlance, it’s imperative to get a decent fit. Otherwise you are liable to get leaks, wind noise, and in some cases, the inability to roll the window up when driving along!
Opening quarter glasses are another feature classics have that modern cars don’t. They are great to assist with ventilation and demisting. But the gear sets and rods that operate them often need some work after 40, 50 or 60+ years of working.
We can repair and fix all these items through Project Shop’s famed attention to detail. That includes repairing teeth on cogs, freeing off jammed hinges and reducing play between pinion and handle. Everything needs to move as it should, when it should.
We start from first principles – assessing the operation of the channel seals and sealing rubbers fitted, so that once operational, what you get is something ‘as good as new’.
Then we will clean lifting quadrants and cable systems to assess wear. Plastic pulley and jockey wheels need to be cleaned and freshly lubricated. Other parts are ‘soak-lubed’ over night to ensure full penetration of machine oil into all the components. We don’t use grease which hardens in cold weather!
Getting every detail fettled to perfection is our objective – so that when you go to open or close a window – no matter whether manual or electrically operated – it works. Perfectly. Every time. It’s in our DNA.