188_257-198_980-271_Side Curtain Kits_MG TC, TD, TF_Instructions.doc
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Part 2 - Fitting the Bare Frames
Erect the hood (top). Do not fit the frames with the hood down!
Install new side curtain sockets in the holes in the arm rest section of the door top. Do not secure them solidly in
the door. Besides possible damage to the paint, the sockets are intended to have some up and down adjustment.
In addition, the hole in the socket for the pin on the side curtain frame is eccentric, which allows some fine tuning-
by rotating the socket you can move the side curtain in or out slightly.
Positioning the Mounting Plates
Ideally, you have new upholstery panels in the cockpit and the old holes for the mounting plates are not there.
If you reinstalled the old mounting plates in the same place that they were, fitting the frames is going to be
potentially more difficult Aus the side curtains were used to determine the position of the mounting plate in the first
plate. Attach the side curtain mounting plates to the forward leg of the front side curtain frame with the special
Position the frame with the pin in the socket in the door top, holding the front part of the frame up with your hand
The leading edge of the front frame should be parallel to the windscreen frame.
Some bending of the frames may be required. Original frames were also slightly “bowed” front to rear.
Locate the side curtain mounting plates as you hold the bare side curtain frame in position.
The mounting plate will be in the upper front corner of the door, very close to the hidem the goes around the edge
of the door.
Secure the mounting plate with only one screw
You will need help with the next step, and you and your helper will need a good deal of patience
Hold the side curtain cover against the frame.
Please refer to Fig 6 & 7 below for detains on the alignment of the cover to the frame.
Check the fit and appearance of the cover from the outside and from inside the cockpit.
Check the alignment with the windshield frame.
Note that the leading edge of the side curtain should fit into the vertical channel on the windshield post.
Look at the top edge of the side curtain and make sure it fits into the flap of the convertible top.
Check the rear edge of the side curtain. It should be parallel with the rear edge of the door and overlap the rear
side curtain slightly.
With the side curtain cover just where you want it, check the location of the stitch lines (Fig 6 & 7) one more time
If you have already fitted the side curtain mounting plates you will have the frames will have to be tweaked and
adjusted as necessary to fit the fixing brackets.
Only after bare frames have been fitted to the car should they be detailed out, primed, and painted. Moss offers
spray paint in the correct shade of tan for the T-Series top and side curtain frames under 220-520.
The fit of the covers against the frames does not allow for significant adjustment but it is still wise to hold the
uninstalled covers up against the frames while the frames are mounted on the car. This will help to determine if
any further modification of the frames or mount position is required.