Broken window frame

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#1 Broken window frame

Post by Bernie2015 » Mon May 13, 2019 3:33 pm

The chrome window frame is broken in half on my Series 3 (see photos). Has anyone seen this before and any thoughts on how to repair it.

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#2 Re: Broken window frame

Post by mgcjag » Mon May 13, 2019 3:44 pm

Hi Bernie...cant make out much from you photos.....stand back a bit and take a couple....is it just broke in one place?... Steve
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#3 Re: Broken window frame

Post by Bernie2015 » Mon May 13, 2019 4:15 pm

Yes just broken in half where it slots into the door panel
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#4 Re: Broken window frame

Post by Bernie2015 » Mon May 13, 2019 4:17 pm

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#5 Re: Broken window frame

Post by Bernie2015 » Mon May 13, 2019 4:18 pm

The previous owner had riveted a piece of aluminium plate to hold the pieces together but obviously it didnt work
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#6 Re: Broken window frame

Post by mgcjag » Mon May 13, 2019 4:50 pm

Hi Bernie..ok so ..am i right in thinking its an ots and not a "frame" like on the 2+2 but the front upright channel?... would suggest a small engineering shop to see if a weld or braze would sort it...then possibly re chrome if needed....work out befor you take it in if there is enough room for a reinforcment plate.....Steve
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#7 Re: Broken window frame

Post by Bernie2015 » Mon May 13, 2019 5:37 pm

Yes that's right Steve its just the front upright part of the window on my Series 3 OTS
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#8 Re: Broken window frame

Post by MarekH » Tue May 14, 2019 7:33 am

It is one part of a large chrome "H" structure which bolts into the bottom of the door. You'll have to dismantle the entire door insides to retrieve it . Then you can decide what to do with the two pieces, assuming spares are not readily available.

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#9 Re: Broken window frame

Post by Bernie2015 » Tue May 14, 2019 10:56 am

Thanks Marek
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