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The windshield on my 81 is hazy. I plan to check on local installers shortly. I found the tinted windshield with antenna online at several retailers
with what seemed to be fair enough prices. However, they require an additional fee for shipping freight (oversized package). Anybody have
any experience with ordering their own glass and having a professional install. And, what cost might I expect for shipping this glass to my
house or installer? Just ballpark. Any suggestions you would like to add from your own experiences, please do.
 

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Never had a problem letting the local glass shps obtain asnd install the windsheilds. That way if they break it or get the wrong one they correct it.
 

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Another item related to windshield installation is the rearview mirror, Do these come with or without a mirror mounting?
 

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Never had a problem letting the local glass shps obtain asnd install the windsheilds. That way if they break it or get the wrong one they correct it.
I agree with 464elky and also suggest that you have a glass installer do the job for you . Over the 37 years that I have owned an El Camino , I had an 83 and my current 87 receive a broken windshield from flying gravel while I was driving on a highway . Not sure about where you live in the Green Bay area but the insurance company here in Florida replaced both of them without any deduction . This is done to keep drivers from driving around with cracked/unsafe windshields . As I watched the glass tech do the job , I kept saying to myself , that was one job I did not want to attempt .
 

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I am going to agree with the above posters. The installation company can also get the same windshield, and, like the one poster said, if anything goes wrong, they will get you another.
 

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AMEN to all the above posters !! It would be nuts to attempt a glass replacement and assume the liability of losing the cost of the glass and the aggravation of installing ! Of course if you have plenty of money for a possible loss and proper tooling, go for it.
 

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I will agree, let the glass company provide the windshield. So much easier! And they have a warranty!

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Ditto on the above posts! I took mine to a local guy who had done some work for me in the past. Got the green tinted windshield installed and re-sealed my rear window and installed new rear window trim for about $350.00 I think? They ordered and took care of everything! Good luck! :cool:(y)
 

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