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windshield glass

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by Green67Alpine, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. Green67Alpine

    Green67Alpine Former SAOCA Membership Director Gold Level Sponsor

    Anybody have experience or stories about windshield glass from Vic Brit ?
    They got it on sale @$140

    Thanks for the input, Tom J
  2. Jeff Scoville

    Jeff Scoville Donation Time

    Don't have any first hand experience.
    Have heard it's thinner, and delaminates after a couple years.
    Could have been an earlier batch though.
    But unless you hear otherwise, you get what you pay for.
  3. TulsaAlpine

    TulsaAlpine Donation Time

    Hard to Find!

    At that low price maybe buy two and even if the one installed on the car delaminates in 5 years drag out the back up from under the bed that was stored inside not exposed to rain, heat or cold and replace the first one. this could be handy also if by some misfortune you break or crack the windscreen while driving the Alpine. What I do know for a fact the windscreen is very hard to find and replace, when I was restoring my car in 2003 it was a critical issue. Vic Brit was out of them and the only place selling them was Classic Sunbeam out of NY, 500 bucks plus shipping to OK. I found mine here in OK from a Tiger enthusiasts and he sold me the windscreen original from UK plus a whole list of miscellaneous parts for that 500, it does pay to network for Sunbeam parts. Put it this way the local automotive glass windshield replacement company will never have one in stock!
    Ok I almost convinced myself to buy a new windscreen for my car :p

  4. Pumpkin

    Pumpkin Donation Time


    I have one ,,but it is 9 years old now, I paid 200 from VB, had it installed by others and no problems to date..

    try it you may like it..
  5. skywords

    skywords Donation Time

    I have one in a box from VB. I have never opened the box been afraid to look. I changed the glass in my driver with old oringinal glass I had on the shelf I am saving the new for my restoration. I am figuring if it has delaminated in the box by the time I use it then it was no good anyway and will save me the agony of replacing it.

  6. Green67Alpine

    Green67Alpine Former SAOCA Membership Director Gold Level Sponsor

    So, are the one's that S S sells that much different? How many companies could be making these? :confused:

    Tom J
  7. Chuck Ingram

    Chuck Ingram Donation Time

    I bought the one from VB and at a 140 bucks it sure looks good to me.
  8. skywords

    skywords Donation Time

    I tried to buy mine from Rick at SS but he was out for months and did not know when he was getting anymore early series glass in stock. He says the glass he gets is English made. Don't really know if it makes much difference in quality but I thought I would give him the sale.

  9. Nickodell

    Nickodell Donation Time

    I installed a windshield from VB some 11 years ago and it's still perfect.

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