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Old 04-04-2012, 21:38   #1
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MG Zr Express with Windows??

Hey, as you probably know, im super interested in buying a Zr Express

I've had thoughts, is it possible for me to remove the blanks, replace with windows, and then fit a netted mesh? (As the window blanks are there to stop big things smashing the glass?)

And if i was to tell the insurance company of this, then it wouldnt really effect it too much? as its not a modification that would make it more stealable or whatever.. if anything it will make it look less like a van, keeping theives away as they wont think goods are kept in there?
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Old 04-04-2012, 22:07   #2
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you want to buy an express van

to put in rear windows?


you do know you're insane right
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Old 04-04-2012, 22:09   #3
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I Know i know it sounds stupid :/ and i have laughed at people who have spoke about this in other threads, but im only doing this to give more visibility when reversing

and also by putting up a shielding mesh, it keeps it like a van instead of basically making it a car again ;o

i probably wont do tihs, but it was just an idea
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Old 04-04-2012, 22:12   #4
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i think that cutting out metal to replace with windows would be something you have to declare on insurance.

i would also be worried about structural integrity as im not sure how the panels differ from the standard car
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Old 04-04-2012, 22:14   #5
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Hey, as you probably know, im super interested in buying a Zr Express

I've had thoughts, is it possible for me to remove the blanks, replace with windows
Just buy a normal ZR then

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Old 04-04-2012, 22:16   #6
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I realise how stupid it sounds :P

But i want a van for Van purposes, for business purposes, i dont want a car
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Old 04-04-2012, 22:17   #7
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I realise how stupid it sounds :P

But i want a van for Van purposes, for business purposes, i dont want a car
Surely it won't be a van if you put windows in it lol
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Old 04-04-2012, 22:17   #8
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Wink

There's definitely a dumbing down of the nation.
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Old 04-04-2012, 22:18   #9
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It will be windows covered by metal mesh

The Citreon C2 Car Derived Vans Are designed like this, instead of having blanks, they have fully tinted windows
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Old 04-04-2012, 22:20   #10
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Isn't the express just a zr without rear seats/windows?

Just buy a zr, mesh/tint the windows are remove the seats.
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Old 04-04-2012, 22:20   #11
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Can't you just buy a ZR and make it into a van?
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Old 04-04-2012, 22:40   #12
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but then i cant get thr commercial/company insurance can i?
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You'll save on the road tax though.
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My old ZR rally car was originally an express. At some point, the rear panels had been cut out and fixed windows installed. It can be done!
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You'll save on the road tax though.
yep cheaper tax on the normal car, van has commercial tax 220 a year!
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Old 04-04-2012, 23:16   #16
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i think that cutting out metal to replace with windows would be something you have to declare on insurance.

i would also be worried about structural integrity as im not sure how the panels differ from the standard car
i thought those panels were inserts, in fact i'm almost sure they are. firstly i remember being told that some commerce/express vehicles were shipped abroad with panels to exploit some kind of hole in the regulations when shipping vans vs cars (apparently rear qtr glass was sent with the vans so they could be converted on arrival!) and secondly because it would probably have been cheaper to use inserts!
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yes they are, the panels are only bonded in
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Why not just buy a 3dr zr and take the rear seats out rather than make a very rare vN bascally back into a car? Lol
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Yeah as said just buy a normal ZR. Buying an express and putting glass back in makes no sense.
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How many threads on the same subject?

http://forums.mg-rover.org/showthread.php?t=464745
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