I pulled the windshield and rear window out of my '68 Mustang getting it prepped to go to the body shop. Both windows are in good shape, no cracks or chips. But the lower driver side corner on the windshield has a little discoloration and two small bubbles between the two panes. Does anyone know whether or not anything can be done to fix that? It's not very noticeable when the window is installed, but I would hate for the bubbles to spread up into view.
03-18-2013 06:18 PM
My opinion is to replace it. Not so much because of those small flaws but the whole thing has problems, it's hazy, you have nothing to compare it with so it looks good, but a new windshield in it and you will be blown away at how clear it is. There is nothing like a new windshield in your car after you have spent all the time and money for the body and paint. Adding the new windshield is such good money spent in my opinion, it's like you are driving it off the dealership lot in 1968. :D
03-18-2013 06:27 PM
I never thought about it, but it may be hazy. I did'nt compare it to the windows in my truck, I was too happy removing them without breaking them.
03-18-2013 08:10 PM
I agree with Brian...a new windshield almost makes the car feel as though it runs better and you don't realize how hazy your glass is until you get a new one. I'm not 100% sure but the front and rear windshields shouldn't be that much money...they made lots of Mustangs in 68 so they still produce a lot of them...Brian's right, money well spent.
Keep the old ones though, are they the original glass? If they are, they do have value.
03-18-2013 08:44 PM
Put new in, you will never regret it. If you put the old back in, you are going to ask yourself "Why?" until you pull it out - again.
03-19-2013 07:46 AM
Do the rear window too while you're at it. Leave both windows out until after you put in the new headliner, if you are replacing the old one.
03-19-2013 08:23 AM
that's a very good point. I took out my glass on my 65 for small scratches left by the windshield wiper. It didn't exactly fit in the dumpster in one piece:cool:
So I did that with the thought that when I drive the car I will see a brand new windshield and dash and fool the senses into thinking the whole car is brand new. The rear glass has a few small scratches from the bone head who sanded it down but it won't be in front of my face so it stays.
03-19-2013 04:30 PM
Thanks for all the replies. It sou nds as though everyone agrees that a new glass is the way to go. The glass I pulled out are the originals so maybe they be worth something to someone else. I will hold on to them. Thanks again for the replies.
03-19-2013 04:36 PM
I guess I should have did a little more research. My reasoning for pulling the glass to begin with was 1) I was told the orginal glass was more valuable and 2) Safelite gave me a quote of $325 for a windshield. I just got a quote from a local glass company that gave me a quote for $150.