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    Hello, Unfortunately a rock hit Large Marge's windshield yesterday and has resulted in a crack that seems to be ever expanding. Does anyone have a source for new windshield glass? I've replaced windshields before so I'm just looking for the glass, not an install service. Thanks

    -Phil
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    I have a couple good used windshields, already removed from cars. $100 each. WagonMan
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    At one point I think Rockauto had glass

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    Hey Wagonman, I occasionally visit a friend up in CT, and I go right by Bridgewater. It may not be for a month or two though. I can shoot you a PM with my phone number.

    Unfortunately Rockauto says they don't have any
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    +1989 Mercury Colony Park "Large Marge" Lopo 302. 3.55L K-Code Tow package, Baumann Shift Kit, Big brake swap, rear discs, HO intake/TB, custom exhaust.

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    Sounds good. I have a third, but its still in the car. WagonMan
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    last time i got a new one installed on a box it was 160 installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolnmania View Post
    last time i got a new one installed on a box it was 160 installed.
    ha! I got quoted $400 for a new windshield installed in the LTD
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    +1975 Maverick- Fuel injected 302, Trickflow 170 heads, XE270 cam, explorer intakes, 24# injectors, custom tune. T5 transmission, 3.55 Yukon Trac-Lok rear.
    +1989 Mercury Colony Park "Large Marge" Lopo 302. 3.55L K-Code Tow package, Baumann Shift Kit, Big brake swap, rear discs, HO intake/TB, custom exhaust.

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    keep making calls. i bet you called safelite lol.

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    2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature. Stock for now
    1989 Ford F-250 4x4 much much more to come, sefi converted so far.
    1986 Toyota pickup with LSC wheels and 225/60/16 tires.
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    1987 TriBurner and 1986 Alaska stokers keeping me warm. (and some pesky oil heat)

    please be patient, rebuilding an empire!


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    +1 call some independent jobber that does windows. Probably get below $200.

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    Those who had windshields replaced do installers need to pull any trim off inside the car? I need windshield replaced on the mox box as it's been cracked for a while now but I've been putting it off because I have modern dash in the car. Not sure how that would play out. That and I still have the butyl sealant, not modern silicone based stuff.

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    Interior trim does not have to come off. Only the stainless trim around the outside of windshield.

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    And if you have a mock top, they have to fuck the front seal on it taking the stainless trim off to replace the windshield.
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    All-star glass quotes it at 179. Not sure how far they stretch but there's lots of 'em here.

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    Is that an online quote? I've found they are always wrong, and as soon as they hear in person what car it is they jack their price up massively. It can't hurt to call around though, I'll make some calls. I'll also take my own trim off, and the dash pad out if I have some other company do it
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    +1989 Mercury Colony Park "Large Marge" Lopo 302. 3.55L K-Code Tow package, Baumann Shift Kit, Big brake swap, rear discs, HO intake/TB, custom exhaust.

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    I don't recall who the installer was when I had the windshield replaced on the van. I don't drive it much, it was a good 6 mos or more before I drove it in the rain. That's when I saw the drvrs side wiper was not cleaning well. Rpl'd the wiper, didn't drive it in the rain for quite a while. Same spot still not cleaning. There is a low spot in the glass...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown_Muscle View Post
    Is that an online quote? I've found they are always wrong, and as soon as they hear in person what car it is they jack their price up massively. It can't hurt to call around though, I'll make some calls. I'll also take my own trim off, and the dash pad out if I have some other company do it
    I gont mine done at safelife they charged me $208 new glass and install looks very good even has the sun shad on top (darker trim on top). Lol i think original did to but the texas sun burned it off haha

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    Take a razor blade and slash the glass perpendicular to the crack right at both ends of the crack. It may stop it from spreading. It's worked on a couple cars we've had to keep the crack out of our field of vision, and keep us legal until we could get the windshield replaced.
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    I will need a new window in this 84 merc wagon i'm getting back on the road. Got a safelite online quote for like $245, but that was with the mobile service.

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