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Curved window help

I have a Monte Carlo I am working on with a lowered roof. I can't find any place to buy curved bent side windows. Does anyone know of a source?

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You're going to have to find a shop that can cut an original to fit or buy several yourself, (you will probably need 2 or 3 as I broke 4 cutting one to fit a 55 Chev PU) along with a glass cutter, razor blade and lighter fluid. The process is to score the inner sheet of glass and then the outer sheet, exactly in the same places and gently tap until the crack on the score lines, the pour a small amount of lighter fluid in the cracks, light it and when it stops burning cut the plastic in between with the razor blade. If you can make a pattern out of heavy paper it also helps. Some people have had good result from having a sandblaster cut off the excess glass by placing a rubber mat over the section you want to keep. Good Luck!!
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I have a Monte Carlo I am working on with a lowered roof. I can't find any place to buy curved bent side windows. Does anyone know of a source?

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Carguy5
The side glass and back glass are tempered. That is going to be a real problem these can not be cut.
The windshield is lamenated most glass shops can cut those.
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Yep, if you chopped the top before you had this figured out, you are in trouble. Only the windshield in that car can be cut. There are places that will make you new glass, but it isn't cheap a thousand or so a window from what I hear. I know I priced a windshield once and it was $1500.00.

Is the top lowered already? How much, or how much do you plan?


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curved glass

More than likely this is tempered glass, cant be cut conventionally, you need laminated glass I have a 54 chevy truck with curved corner windows, bobs classic glass sells these in laminated they may be able to help you with your glass, real knowledgable nice guy, worth a shot.or call glad or hefty they make a mean window supplement

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