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Old 04-15-2010, 08:27 AM
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That looks right too.I'm fixing to chop one myself very shortly (my 68 fury).I'm always scared of screwing one up,so it takes me a lot of thinking. and caution ..so far I've been lucky, but I've seen some good examples of what NOT to do.You cut the glass yourself?

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it's all flat glass except the rear window. i cut my own. on curved windshields i do not cut . i sand them down on a wet belt.

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I was told that a s10 is rated as a 1\4 ton and the s15 is rated as a 1\2 ton, does anyone know if this is true?
there both 1/4 ton.. the only thing that sets them apart is some styling changes..

the only 'mini' truck rated as a 1/2 ton is the Ford Ranger
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The 68 will be my first attempt at curved glass chop.I found a how too vid using a router with a dimond bit and lots of water,I got a spare windshield just in case
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there both 1/4 ton.. the only thing that sets them apart is some styling changes..

the only 'mini' truck rated as a 1/2 ton is the Ford Ranger
OOPS ,see I didnt know that. I guess I shouldnt have drove my little nisson around for a week with just under a ton of shingles in back it was riding on the snubbersbut it was only half full.... I was shocked when I went over the scales But I thought it was a 1/2 ton truck.Now I'm really impressed with that little beater
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it's all flat glass except the rear window. i cut my own. on curved windows i do not cut . i sand them down on a wet belt.
You have really "cut" tempered glass by wet belting it?

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there is no way to cut tempered glass. if you even chip the edge it can explode without warning. i sand the windshields down to size . i have seen people go through 3 or 4 windshields trying to cut them. an old glass man who did a lot of chop top stuff in the 50's - 60's taught me to sand them down. he would take a windshield and in a few hours have a perfect fit. you can use an aggressive belt with water to cut fast. then polish the edges.
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The 68 will be my first attempt at curved glass chop.I found a how too vid using a router with a dimond bit and lots of water,I got a spare windshield just in case

water and an electric router ????? better rethink that one. a wet belt is worth the investment. cheaper than windshields.
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there is no way to cut tempered glass. if you even chip the edge it can explode without warning. i sand the windshields down to size . i have seen people go through 3 or 4 windshields trying to cut them. an old glass man who did a lot of chop top stuff in the 50's - 60's taught me to sand them down. he would take a windshield and in a few hours have a perfect fit. you can use an aggressive belt with water to cut fast. then polish the edges.
I know of no way to cut that tempered that is why I was asking. I was mistaken on the glass you were talking about. If you remember I did that "Mythbuster" on sandblasting the tempered glass to "cut it" that "LOOKED" like it "Could" work. It was heading in the right direction but then I pushed it a little bit and it exploded.

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years ago i water sanded a tempered side glass for some clearance. all went fine. i even test fitted it in the door. laying flat on a carpet table it exploded half hr later.
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water and an electric router ????? better rethink that one. a wet belt is worth the investment. cheaper than windshields.
you sand off three inches? the side glass is temperd and the back, but I'm leaving the back full size.I'saved that how too video I'll post it and see what you think.that side glass on a fury fast back will be hard to replace,maybe I will get a wet belt ..is that hand held or floor mounted?
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years ago i water sanded a tempered side glass for some clearance. all went fine. i even test fitted it in the door. laying flat on a carpet table it exploded half hr later.
Well crapper....so how do I redo the temperd curved side glass if I cant sand or cut it?
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