Restoration and Rebuild Project

Rear Window Latches

After one of the rear quarter windows dropped out last week I’ve been looking for replacement glass.  I ended up purchasing two NOS glass units from New Jersey, USA.  These are actually for the US version of the Capri known as the Mercury Capri.These are different because, instead of glueing the opening latch to the glass, these have a hole in the glass allowing the latch to securely fixed.  That meant we had to modify the original glue on design latch.

With the help of Malcolm at M.K. Engineering in Colchester, we came up with these.  A new aluminium mushroom head has been created that screws into the original stub, and the stub has been drilled and threaded.  And add to this a new black plastic liner to ensure that the bolt is not tightened against the glass.

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