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Default Cracked Windshield.

Just noticed this crack today while cleaning.

Has antenna in it. I haven't bothered to check yet but are these still available at the local windshield replacement place?



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sometimes it depends on if they have tinted and shaded glass,, w/wo antenna and what you want..
most places can order one the way you want it..

https://www.opgi.com/searchpart.asp?...ord=windshield
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http://www.bing.com/search?q=windshi...ASU2JS&pc=EUPP_

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You could also try to get it fixed with that windshield crack repair liquid, never tried the stuff myself so I'm not sure how good it works, but hey it's broken anyway good time to experiment! https://www.amazon.com/Permatex-0910.../dp/B000ALJ4MY
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sometimes it depends on if they have tinted and shaded glass,, w/wo antenna and what you want..
most places can order one the way you want it..

https://www.opgi.com/searchpart.asp?...ord=windshield
a search
http://www.bing.com/search?q=windshi...ASU2JS&pc=EUPP_

X2 yes you should be able to order a replacement.
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letting the glass shop order the windshield may be cheaper sometimes,,
if it comes in broke, let them deal with shippin back and forth..
it may be a little higher up-front price sometimes too tho,
check around with different shops, do some shopping..

if you have never replaced a windshield??
I recommend asking if you can watch the first time, and let the glass shop do it..

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I would also recommend going to a swap meet. They usually have a glass supplier show up and you can check to see if they stock anything like what you are looking for.
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I bought a new windshield with tint installed at Ecology Auto Wreckers in Santa Fe Springs Ca. $135.00 there's a guy in the parking lot that does nothing but windshields. I went inside to get what I wanted and he had already went and picked up the windshield and installed it in less than 2hrs. I think it's pick a part now but he's still there.
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If you buy a windshield and have a shop put it in if it cracks on the way in you bought it if they furnish it and it cracks they bought it.
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Just noticed this crack today while cleaning.

Has antenna in it. I haven't bothered to check yet but are these still available at the local windshield replacement place?

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I replaced the windshield in my '68 last year, all '68 thru '72's fit each other, so I used a tinted with antennae in it (the '68 was a radio delete). I ordered it, cost $180. The first one came cracked, but the company shipped out a second one immediately and there was no charge to me for the second one, all I had to do was take pictures to show damaged one.

When I got my '68 it needed to have the original windshield seal replaced, came from Utah, seal was dried out and leaked, so I had to take it out anyway. Decided to replace it with a new one with the built in antennae.

All in all, not too bad a job, worked out well!
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Just checked the records, the new windshield was $169 shipped, came from AutoCity.
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Thanks guys for all the help......sincerely appreciated. It's nice to find out these windshields are more readily available than I initially thought.

This has been a year of "firsts" for me..........in that I did things for various projects that I never before attempted.....and they all went well. I'd love to por15 that nasty, dirty area in the picture prior to a windshield being installed.

In a side note my old girl doesn't get out as much as she deserves. Last time out was a trip to the dmv for a motorcycle transfer about 2 months ago and 2 miles away. Before that a Halloween cruise night a couple of days before Halloween. So this weekend......crack and all we spent the weekend using it with a saturday night cruise around San Diego and today a leisurely spent day along mission bay. I'm now motivated to finish some things on it I've been putting off.





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I bought mine from The Parts Place, $179.00 but paid for shipping also. It came in a massive box that was really packed for protection. Had a local glass guy remove the old one, but installed the new one and back window myself, with no problems. Getting the old one out was something I didn't want to deal with, so for 30 bucks I had it removed....
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"we spent the weekend using it with a saturday night cruise around San Diego and today a leisurely spent day along mission bay"

No that's a nice weekend!
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If you lived in Florida the state makes the insurance companies pay for new windshields , if you carry collision insurance , no deductible on windshields . I guess the state don't want anyone driving around with cracked windshields . I know a lot a people who have done this here . Check with your insurance company . Too bad they don't do that with all the glass .
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If you lived in Florida the state makes the insurance companies pay for new windshields , if you carry collision insurance , no deductible on windshields . I guess the state don't want anyone driving around with cracked windshields . I know a lot a people who have done this here . Check with your insurance company . Too bad they don't do that with all the glass .
GOOD point Chris!

I forgot that a few years back, I cracked the windshield on my '87 Choo Choo while working in the garage. I checked with the classic auto insurance, they ended up covering a new windshield "INSTALLED" fully. I had too pay for the windshield and installation out of my pocket ($20 and then sent in the receipt, got fully reimbursed!

You should check with your insurance to see what they say?
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