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Best Brand windshield

Post by Turbo » January 15th, 2018, 3:52 pm

Long time member, not many posts. The windshield cracked on my most cared for 1986 g-body Regal. I am a mechanically inclined person so I proceeded to remove the cracked windshield. Trying to find a new replacement of top quality is hard. The old one has tint across the top. What would be the best brand and how would I be able to get one?
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Re: Best Brand windshield

Post by kennycrane » January 17th, 2018, 11:03 am

Probably hard to find one period. Car is 32 years old, many times when I have a customer with a car that old I am simply not able to obtain it through my distributers anyway. Many have to obtain one at a Salvage yard, However from my experience all glass from the most expensive to the cheapest, chips and cracks when a small rock from the roadway hits it. :o

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Re: Best Brand windshield

Post by Dempsterglass » February 1st, 2018, 10:43 pm

Pilkington would be manufacturer I would go with and they have the glass available still. However I would recommend having a qualified tech do the install. For that year I would definitely do a full strip to base paint. Prep, primer and use correct height set blocks so your moldings fit correctly to glass when installed. Also don’t fordgt new clips for moldings.
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Re: Best Brand windshield

Post by Glasseye » February 3rd, 2018, 5:14 am

Good advice from Dempster glass, regarding fitment. The only thing I would add is the new glass may have a different thickness to original so do a dry run for shape and trim gap to get correct height and ideally, while the pu is still in its workable phase, fit glass and trims and ease glass out to trims then fit the spacers in for a good fit.

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