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Wind deflector copen?

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by tunedtimer, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. tunedtimer

    tunedtimer Copenworld Regular

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    Hi everybody,i would like help me to find rear wind deflector for my copen,i search everywhere but all wind deflectors i find was in Japanese sites,so if you know enything about it please help me.The daihatsu seller in Greece told me a price about 400euros,i think its a lot of money.......I m looking something like that.
    Thanks:)
     

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  2. Adam K

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  3. tunedtimer

    tunedtimer Copenworld Regular

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    Thanks Adam K,you are perfect;)
     
  4. DaG

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    If he decides to get rid of his Copen we'll all be knackered. :D
     
  5. tunedtimer

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    Hi DaG,i agree with you
     
  6. Adam K

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    :D

    No such thoughts yet. ;)
     
  7. joeleow

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    Is there a guide to removing the wind deflector correctly? Thanks!
     
  8. Number6

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    I'm doing up a video. It has been delayed, as I snapped the little arm that connects the deflector to the rollbar when installing the new deflector - most annoying.

    For what it's worth, the price of a new "arm" is £12.04 + VAT from Catermoles, however there is a 6 week delay due to the lack of parts from their supplier (Jan 2013)

    Removing the deflector is simple enough. You'll need two flat head screwdrivers - COVER THEM IN MASKING TAPE or you'll scuff up your screws. Use WD40 to help removed the screws, and remove the screw / bot set from the side you cannot see - so the "DAIHATSU" side to be on the safe side.

    The screw is £14.43 + VAT and the nut is £9.62 + VAT
     
  9. joeleow

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    I managed to remove and install a new one today. The process was quite terrifying as I had to twist and turn the deflector quite a bit in order to get it out and fix it in again. To get to the bot set screws, pushing the deflector away seems to be the only way to get to it. How about the small holder in the middle at the base of the deflector?
     
  10. Adam K

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    You know the top half of the plastic mounting point on the hoop snaps off. The wind deflector is then just lifted out.
     
  11. joeleow

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    Which direction will the plastic mounting snap off?
     
  12. Number6

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    Not for me. After removing the top part of the mount, you needed to give a fair bit of force to get the arm out.

    Getting it in involves a LOT of force, hence how I broke mine (that's what she said)... Which is why I'm thinking that twisting the mount is a better idea.
     
  13. Adam K

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    Oh, I didn't know that the top half of the mount can be removed. Do you put the screwdriver into the hole to lift it upwards? Can you remove this top half while the deflector is still in place?
     
  16. Adam K

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    With the wind deflector still in place get a thin flat head screw driver & go at the joint on the side of the mounting, on the centre line of the mounting arm of the wind deflector. Go easy as it's easy to chew them up.
     
  17. joeleow

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    Thanks Adam! Will give it a go using this method the next time round.
     
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    Do you have photos of the broken parts? It would be good to see where are the weak points. Thanks!
     
  19. Number6

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    It's a horrible glue job, which snapped when I tried installing the deflector - AGAIN! When the "new" deflector assembly comes from the scrap yard, I'll be happy.

    I have a feeling that the deflector itself may be a tad bit too tall - causing undue pressure to build up at these weak points, causing the snap - so time to get the sandpaper out!
     
  20. Number6

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    Looks like, in my case at least, the screw holes are in an odd place compared with the stock deflector. Can anyone else confirm that their screw holes from the custom deflector guy, are also in this odd place?


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    The layout is custom over original - both of them flat on a table.
     

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