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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 02, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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As some of you know my windshield got chipped by a tire shredding prostreet burnout. Replacement, no problem. $221 installed. Question is, when CRG wanted info & #'s on my car, the windshield info was requested. What info does the original glass have for the car? How much of an effect does original glass have on a car? I wouldn't think much. But what do I know.
Also, have any of you had a windshield repaired, ie scratches buffed out & small chips fixed while it was out of the car?

I also found out the rear glass is available and is the same price. (I was told I'd have a better chance at super lotto than getting back glass.)

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 02, 08:24 PM
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Steve, You can get a new windshield with the correct markings on it, even date codes!
I think I read it on the CRG site. There is a windshield co that does it.
Check the CRG site for info...
Watch out for wavy glass on some of those cheaper windshields.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 02, 02:26 AM
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Given the fact that these cars are 30+ years old, and a windshield is in the top 10 list of things that just might not be there 30 years later, I dont know just if how much a original dated 'shield would add to a car. But what do I know.

Buffing windshields, I do know that tho. It is possible to buff lite scratches from windshields. You make a paste with cerium oxide(its very, very messy)and use a felt wheel to buff with. The big draw back is that you can distort the windshield ie: buff depressions into it.

I have been told that all these new date coded 'shield are just that. They have buffed away the date if not the complete label, left a depression, and etched a new date into it.

If you were to hold a new 'shield up to the lite and look at it like you would your paint down the side, and use the bulb to scan the glass, any flaw will stick out be it a 'seed'(and no, not that type, you find those in the upholstery )a scratch or where somebody has tried to buff a scratch out. A word to the wise tho, your wasteing your time trying to buff tempered glass, its to hard(the glass is).

Fixing chips, depending on what type it is, piece of cake. And if you get somebody that will take his time, almost non detectable.

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stevo,
did you e-mail me awhile back about a 71 A/C control panel ???
I am not going to put A/C in the 70 now!

O.K.!!!! kurt

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 02, 04:22 AM
 
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Steve,
I just had the windshield and rear window replaced in my 67 at my house for $335.00 plus tax. They used the good tinted PPG glass. It was not correct date coded though. There must be more competition here in AZ on price.

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Steve your price is about right for around here. About $100 in labor (Old out new in) and maybe $120 -$130 for replacement glass that is correct tint but has a black PPG stamp instead of white. It's not date correct though...

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 02, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guy's. I will make sure I get the PPG glass. I don't want cheap stuff. I think I'll go ahead and have the rear done at the same time, it's got some narley scratchs in one corner where someone must have scraped a sticker off that just drives me nuts.
I will keep both old windows too.

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