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Old 02-04-2003, 08:32 PM
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I am choping the top on my pro street truck.Can the windshield and back corner glass be cut without breaking it.
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Umm no... at least not at home... any quick change in heat that is significant will shatter it.. such as trying to cut it with a grinder... and any other way you won't get too far... at least to the best of my knowledge
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I was afraid that was the case, i sure would like to take 2 in. out of the top.
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Your best bet would be to call a glass shop and ask them and if they can do them ask them how much they want
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What model and year of truck is it? Depending on the glass a glass shop would do it for a reasonable price. let me know.

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The only way i know to do this at home is to slowly grind away from the edge and i have only seen that on the smaller pieces. windshields are very hard to do. there was a post on this topic a while back and there was a lot more info there, you might find that thread if you search.
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Mark your lines where you want to cut the glass, then put about 5 or 6 layers of duct tape on either side of your line leaving about 1/16" gap between them. Cover the rest of the glass with one layer of duct tape. Then fire up the sand blaster and blast away at the exposed line. Go slowly and evenly and this will cut your glass very well. Then once you are done, start out with about 60 or 80 grit sand paper and smooth the edges up working your way to finer grit paper until you have reached the desired smoothness.
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drg wouldn't this cause the glass to heat up quickly and shatter it???
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no, if it would make you feel better you could poor some water on it while you are blasting it, but that would just make a big mess. You just have to make sure not to be too aggressive.
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AND ALWAYS REMEMBER THE FIRST RULE OF TOPCHOPPING---it's been said here by many---MAKE THE IRON FIT THE GLASS!
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Yes!!! Listen to PASADENAHOTROD...metal can be shaped easily...glass can't
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thanks for all the tips, sorry i have not responded for a few days. went to shreveport for a few days so wife could win some $. the truck is a 54 chevy pro street with 604in bbc
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