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Old 08-05-2004, 03:44 PM
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who cuts windshields

i have read many posts on this about how they cut down the windshields in chopped vehicles, but where to have it done is my question. I am in the process of chopping the top on my 91 astro, and ran into the problem of the windshield and side windows being curved and/or tempered. i solved the side windows with some sheet metal replacements, and the windshiled im hoping i just found the answer. so any info on where to have my shield cut would be a great help. Thanks

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Old 08-05-2004, 08:43 PM
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Yikes..tempered glass....
I tried to cut some with the Waterjet when I worked in Philly and they just ended up exploding....
You might have to lay the windshield back instead of cutting it down.

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Old 08-06-2004, 06:52 AM
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How much are you chopping it? I have looked at (thought about?) chopping mine and I decided that, if I did it, I would lower the windshield into the cowl. This would take a little work to do but it would allow the use of a stock windshield which is much easier to replace when they get broken...
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Was talking to a guy at a car show once while i was scope'in out his C10 pickup to wich he had the top chopped, and what he did to get 6 inches off his windshield was mark it were it needed cut and then put mask something to protect the rest of the glass,and sandblast the 6 inches off. I seen the truck at the show with a 6 inch chop and the windshield looked nice. Hope this help's.
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