Quarter Window Installation

Sep 30, 2015 update to the Austin Mini Cooper S project car

We were able to clean up our original quarter window frames and glass with steel wool and a brass brush. A new seal was sourced from Mini Mania.
Looking good as new and another nice bit of progress to getting our car done.

One of the last things on the list was to install the quarter windows on our project Mini Cooper S. We were able to clean up our original frames and correctly date-coded glass with steel wool. The latches were in good shape as well. A new seal was sourced from Mini Mania.

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