Source for a windshield?
Posted 09 December 2017 - 04:52 PM
70 Monte Carlo SS454 [I'm restoring it now]
71 Monte Carlo 350 [restored]
Posted 09 December 2017 - 05:47 PM
I bought a new windshield for my 72 a few years ago and was looking for a near exact windshield. I ended up buying from a local Glass Distributor who carried replacement & believe it was PPG who manufactured it. I will go and see if I can't find numbers from it tomorrow. This was the factory tinted replica windshield glass as would have found on my Monte during assembly. Fit was nice and you could see the difference from the original which had road rash, a crack & faded tinting from many years of use. I must have been bad at some time because just a couple years later I got a new crack in almost the same place as my original had! So far not spreading and hope it remains like that as it is minimal.
Posted 09 December 2017 - 07:46 PM
I got two from Auto city glass. I haven't put the one in the Monte yet but we did put one in our 70 El Camino and the fit was good. Factory tint .
Posted 27 December 2017 - 08:39 PM
I'm getting tired of dealing with so-called experts at different parts suppliers that don't know the products they sell. They will probably want me to pay for return shipping, and it's their mistake.
Posted 29 December 2017 - 07:17 PM
I called another local installer and he said he's pretty sure he can get me one that will work.
Posted 30 December 2017 - 12:21 AM
Hey Dan, even up here in Canada I agree with Doug on PPG for windshields.
PPG supplied a windshield for my convertible 70 chevelle and both 70 and 72 el camino's and all fit with no radio plug issues or leaks. I also got one in my 70 monte with no issues from PPG via Standard Auto Glass up here.
1970 Monte parts car but not for chevelles...
1971 Monte Carlo SS CDN Built.
Posted 30 December 2017 - 01:45 AM
Posted 07 January 2018 - 12:40 AM
Posted 10 January 2018 - 12:00 PM
I got all of my glass, front, sides and rear from a company called Pilkington. It was back in the early 2000's.
Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:32 PM
Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:29 PM
Sorry Dan, I had earlier indicated that I would look for relevant numbers from my front windshield. I must now fall back on Age as my excuse for not following through. I will make a strong effort to look tomorrow and report back. I had no issues with the glass antenna fitment nor any other anomalies. This PPG/PPW new windshield was added around 4 years ago. I bought it through a Glass Distributor in Portland, Oregon. I should have a receipt on File somewhere.
Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:53 PM
The third supplier called when it came in. He said PGW is PPG. PGW is the first glass I got. His had the same plastic connector, too. I have another guy checking to see what connector Pilkington has.
Okay Dan, this is the info I have. I did not find any relevant numbers on windshield glass. So I went thru my receipts and found the Invoice for the Windshield Glass.
Here is the P/N DW00724 GB N. This P/N replaces DW00724 GB N. i guess that means this is the only Windshield Replacement made by PGW (Pittsburgh Glass Works). Visit (buyppgautoglass.com).
Could there have been a adapter that plugs into the Antenna cable or onto windshield that connects the windshield antenna and radio together? Is the old glass still around? Maybe when removed, that adapter was never removed from old Glass to new Glass. I had mine installed by my Body Man and he never mentioned any issues when installed, so I'm just wondering. Just a thought! I( had my oold windshield stored until about 2 months ago when I knocked it over and cracked it badly, so thru it out. I would have liked to see what that connector on windshield looked like.
I don't know any reason why that Glass did not fit or the connectors were not matched. Check my P/n and see if your glass was the same if you have documentation on it.
Does anyone know if there is an adapter for the windshield antenna cable?
Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:47 PM
*shovels money into a roaring fire*
Posted 25 January 2018 - 07:49 PM
Have you tried Original Parts group. There catalog list reproduction windshields and all other glass some are offered with free shipping. Later RJD
Original owner 71 SS 454 GA
Posted 26 January 2018 - 09:12 PM
I did not try OPGI. I didn't want to have to dispose of another one.
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