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Old 02-11-2005, 09:33 PM
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need to recess glass. and other glass issues.

I am chpping a 49 pontiac and ned to recess the glass because I am scared to cut it. these cars are similar to 50 chevys, almost identical. do I cut out the bottom of the windshield sill and slide the glass through to retain the bottom corners of the frame or what I am almost stumped. oh and how do you roll up rear windows on a car with slanted pillars? HELP ~mac

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Welcome to the board. You are new so donít know the ins and outs yet. This forum is intended for general introductions only. Tech questions posted here donít get the coverage they deserve. Repost your question in the proper forum and it will have a good chance of being answered.
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Moving this to the body forum, you will get a better respnse there............


Get the glass cut. What you are thinking of doing is not the way to do it, in my opinion.
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You don't need to recess your window, just get it cut. There's a shop in CT. that can cut it for you and his prices are very reasonable, after I broke two shields I found him and will be going back to have my Merc glass cut. pm me and I will give you his phone number, his name is Charlie and he can tell you what you have to do.
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Cut the windshield, if you are leaving it two piece (not swapping in an Olds shield) then it is very easy to cut.

On the quarter glass, you cut it. Those are safety plate and very reasonable to have new ones made, I highly recommend it. I also highly recommend buying new glass to have it chopped.

The "sinking" the glass into the cowl is the absolute last resort as far as I am concerned. It is like lowering the car by letting the air out of the tires.
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thanks for the response

are the rear windows going to roll down after I slant the pillars? it sounds like a stupid question but this is my first chop. also where near northern virginia does somebody get windshields cut? ~mac
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I'm sure if there is enough room with you quarter panels you could rework the glass guide channels and regulator to make the rear windows operational. But most people bond these in place and make them non functional, sealing them up good keeps water out of the quarterpanel which is also a good thing since most of these old cars didn't have very good routing for the water to go. Maybe someone else here will offer a different option for you. TTT
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Old 02-16-2005, 07:24 PM
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are the rear windows going to roll down after I slant the pillars? it sounds like a stupid question but this is my first chop. also where near northern virginia does somebody get windshields cut? ~mac
Mac, I am not sure what you mean, sure they will "roll down", but they won't fit when you roll them up.
They will have to be replaced or cut to fit. Slating the post, lengthening the top, nothing will change the fact that you need to cut or replace the glass.

The only time this would work is on a car like a Model A where the window is literally square. Or by laying the back glass or windshield down, something like that. The side glass must be cut or replaced.
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