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Old 11-28-2010, 09:44 PM
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Default Rock a hit my windshield tonight

So, I take the TB out for our weekly (bi-weekly/tri-weekly) Spin.

Go out the freeway (Hwy 17 to Los Gatos & back) 10 mi rd trip (aprox)
anyhow on the way back, there wasn't even a car directly in frt of me, but
a rock (or something) hit the windshield.
(Rickety rasin frasin frickin fracken!!!!!)
Nice star !!! It'll split all the way up.


I'll see if one of those windshield repair guys can fix it, but doubtful.

What's the scoop on glass for these things these days?
I'm sure it's a $1000.00 deal. I'm gonna claim it on the Ins.
Sicka paying all this money for all these years and get nothing.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:09 PM
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John, very sorry to hear of your bad luck!!

Your insurance should cover this - most states now consider it a safety matter.

So the issue comes down to what and how.

Is your current windshield the original one?? If you stand to the side and look at it, you should see a slight curvature. Supposedly recent reproductions are flat when viewed from the side (but this is second hand information on my part). If there is a difference, you have to decide if it matters to you or not.

Then there is the who part. I would want to check with a local classic/antique car group and see if anyone had any windshield replacement done. I doubt replacing a Squarebird windshield is the same as replacing one on a 2007 Ford (for better or worse).

Good luck! Keep us posted!

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Old 11-29-2010, 07:10 PM
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Gentlemen, I called Bob's Classic Auto Glass (1-800-624-2130). They have a brand new windshield for a '58-'60 T-bird in three different styles:
Clear
Green
Green w/blue shaded band across the top

They are all the same price: $485.00 plus shipping. The company is in Eugene OR, but they have a warehouse outside LA, which could save you a hundred bucks in shipping costs. Call them.

I discussed "branded" windshields. They don't have any, nor do they think anyone sells a branded windshield for a fifty yr-old car. On the other hand, you can brand it yourself if the logo is real important.

Carlton Glass sells do-it-yourself glass etching kits in Hemmings Motor News (since 1981). CLICK HERE and call them.

I hope this takes some of the sting out of your unfortunate mishap.

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Old 11-30-2010, 09:59 PM
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John now that"s what I like about this site BAM you have an alternative and solution to your windshield problem. Are you sure it wasn't a puck from the San Jose Sharks I can certainly feel your pain and you are right get the insurance boys to cover it.
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Wow !!!

Thanks guys!!

It is not the original, however it is original style (L.O.F. I believe) It does have the curve with the band of blue tint.
The flat style won't work in a convertible . . . At least so I'm told.
Great information. Thanks again.

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Just made me think, there is a guy here in Perth who has what he thinks is a NOS windscreen that he imported many years when he had an auto glass shop. He came and saw me at a car show last year figuring if I was stupid enough to have two of these cars, then I would be stupid enough to pay what he wanted for it to get it "out of my shed". Just a casual $1200 Aussie....

I went around to his place to have a look, and sure enough it was a squarebird screen but made in Mexico, and right on the eyeline was a nice ripple in the glass that would have driven me crazy. I didnt actually need one but thought it may be good to have a spare. Then it hit me, duh, I have insurance and it would be their cost not mine.

The guy also had 7 or 8 Chrysler Imperials of varying vintages and lots of spare Mopar engines and gearboxes and a bit like T-Bird Ted wanted the world for all of it.

Anyway, thats a bit off track, hope you get her fixed John!
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John now that"s what I like about this site BAM you have an alternative and solution to your windshield problem. Are you sure it wasn't a puck from the San Jose Sharks I can certainly feel your pain and you are right get the insurance boys to cover it.

HA HA !! A puck from the Sharks. Although, a few people have left "The Tank" on stretchers from getting hit . . . One comes over the glass.
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A few years ago I'd ordered a replacement out of Salt Lake City; it seemed reasonably enough priced at just under $600, crated and delivered. When the delivery guy slid the crate out of the truck it hit the pavement rather firmly. Yup, broke the windshield. It too several months to get reimbursed. There are 3 glass shops in this little town and, just for grins, I stopped in at one. Quoted me under $300 with the tint. I didn't query him on whether it had the top-to-bottom curvature, I just said "get it!".
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...There are 3 glass shops in this little town and, just for grins, I stopped in at one. Quoted me under $300 with the tint...
Matthew, what's the name of this glass shop? Can you get a phone number? That price beats everything I've found to date. - Dave
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