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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-22-2005, 03:20 PM
Bad_Bowtie
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I'm thinking of getting a new windshield...the old one really shows the milage and at night you can see a lot of extra stars when someone drives towards ya.

- Is this easy?

- Does OEM only for well, or do Aftermaket companies also provides some nice ones?

- Won't the old windshield break when removing?

- What is the price for a new windshield?

Thnx in advance!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-22-2005, 05:49 PM
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You don't want to do this yourself. You need special adheasive to hold an air Bag windshield in. Plus it takes allot of pratice to avoid both air and water leaks.
If you have the Pink tint sungate windshield, they cost more than other, if they can be found.
Pinkinton makes high end glass and supplies glass for GM. There is a high mark up in glass and if you shop around I would think about $250 installed. Call around.
Don't be shy. Tell the installer that you are a car nut and you want to make sure you have an experienced installer. Little things like scratching the paint when removing the glass where it sits in the body will show up in a few years as a rusty roof or pillar.
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-22-2005, 05:55 PM
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I have never priced windshields but my car could use a new one too. I would definately have a glass company install it (the company you buy it from).
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-22-2005, 07:09 PM
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I second RJI's suggestion of a Pilkington replacement windshield, I had one put in my 82 Cutlass wagon before they got the contract with the Big-3(GM-Ford-Chrysler) and I got to say I am impressed with their quality & fit..

As for replacing it yourself, I would reccomend unless you have experience, as you will have nothing but trouble(been there done that and will pay to have it done [img]graemlins/.gif[/img] )

When it comes to removing the original, generally yes they will break during removal, as you have to pry out the glass once the the surrounding seal as been cut..

Cost wise, I was quoted(2 mos. ago) $165 installed for a Pilkington replacement with the tint band at the top.. For a OEM PPG replacement with tint band at top $248 and $280 installed for an OEM PPG Sungate UV tinted...
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-22-2005, 09:18 PM
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PPG is good replacement glass. Sungate glass (or at least the heat-reflective coating) is PPG proprietary, by the way. I don't know about b-bodies particularly vs. other vehicles, but I'd say on average 50% of windshields being removed crack during the process.
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-23-2005, 05:51 AM
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I've only replaced the windshields in late model Corvairs... a lot smaller than the ones in a B-body. There's no way I'd try the B-body windshield myself.
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-23-2005, 09:13 AM
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Well, thnx guys for the replies. I guess I will find a professional to do it!

The tinted one would be very cool! I've seen it only once on a Swiss import Caprice.
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-23-2005, 09:48 AM
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my windshield is tinted...does this mean my car is swiss imported? lol

post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-23-2005, 12:46 PM
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I mean the special tinted window, factory...

like this silver one has...

Sorry for the big pic....

post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-23-2005, 03:00 PM
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Looks like a sungate windshield. It was a factory option.
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