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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 19, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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Windshield installation timing?

Hi All, my 68 will be blown apart for paint in the next couple of weeks, the paint shop will let me install the windshield and lower trim between paint and reassembly for cut and buff if I want to. Or... I can wait until the car comes home assembled. What would you do?

Second question, to be honest without sitting in a car with a piece of glass installed I don't know which tint option I want. Green tint? Blue band? Clear? I don't need anything date coded. For those of you that are not building period correct cars which glass option do you prefer for driving?

Third question, are there any forum favorite glass suppliers?

I'm trying to buy an install kit from Jeff Gretz at First Class Auto Class. I'll update the thread on whether I'm successful or not.

Thanks!

Eric

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 19, 09:30 AM
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Re: Windshield installation timing?

Eric, First make sure your trim fits the opening correctly before it goes to paint. My glass installer
used (per the invoice) PGW #DW00688GBNN green tint/blue shade windshield. I like it. I had it
installed after all other work was done including cut and buff.
Edit: Also be sure all the trim clip studs are in place prior to paint. That seems to be something
easily over looked.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 19, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Windshield installation timing?

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First make sure your trim fits the opening correctly before it goes to paint.
Great advice, my car needed a rear filler panel and some front and rear window channel repair due to rust. We did find an area in the front that needed some work to get the front trim to fit right, the new back set of trim looked good except for this defective piece in Eckler's "Best Quality" $225 rear window set.

I reported the problem to Eckler's 3 days ago, according to their support line they have not had a chance to look at my claim yet. The rest of this set fit perfectly.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 19, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Windshield installation timing?

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I'm trying to buy an install kit from Jeff Gretz at First Class Auto Class. I'll update the thread on whether I'm successful or not.
Was able to connect with Jeff for his glass install kit. Kit includes enough material to do the windshield and rear glass. $168 delivered -

Good guy, ended up talking Camaros for almost an hour

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 19, 09:19 AM
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Re: Windshield installation timing?

I understand that installing the headliner with the windshield out is a lot easier.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 19, 05:47 PM
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Re: Windshield installation timing?

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I understand that installing the headliner with the windshield out is a lot easier.
Yes it is. I installed the headliner after paint, but before the windshield was installed.

I have done it both ways. Way easier without the windshield installed.
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