The windshield I purchased from this supplier a couple weeks ago came by FedEx, foamed and very nice condition. No scratches or anything, preliminary fit over my still installed cracked glass seems just right. Glass had PPG markings. Pricey especially shipping, but if you NEED one like I did, might as well while it's available.
Post by Thom Fitzpatrick on Jul 10, 2013 8:46:13 GMT -8
I'm curious how well they fit. I had a repro windshield of unknown provenance, and it didn't fit for squat. I ended up using the original, which went in like butter. There are some subtle details in the original that the repro was missing.
Unfortunately, my original looks like ass with a lot of delam and fogging around the bottom, but it's in now and that's that.
Post by Thom Fitzpatrick on Jul 11, 2013 7:29:36 GMT -8
I'll have to dig out the other windshield and look for markings.
I tried to take pictures of the area in question, but it doesn't show up very well. Toward the top of the (original) windshield, there is a slight 'kink' where the glass curves towards the body. The repro windshield didn't have this.
The repro glass was more 'flat' than the original, while having the same dimensions, which meant it didn't lay in as close to the body along the pillars. I was using a repro seal, which probably compounded the problem. If I had fought with it some more using an NOS seal, I probably could have got it in there.
With this picture, I tried to capture the 'bubble' shape of the original window