Replacing the windshield on my 64 Deville convertible - body style 6267

Like to know any personal experience aquiring the best New correct glass replacement for the car
So far i know of two locations to aquire the glass
One in Oregon and one in Ohio
The glass looks new is a bit thinner than the original but has the correct--OM-- markings on it

Enjoy

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Comment by Russ Austin on November 21, 2017 at 7:30pm

Probably the same manufacturer Tony.

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on November 22, 2017 at 1:32pm
Russ
I do think they should be the same manufactuerer So a very good thought
I did find the new ones are about 1/16 thinner than the original but have the same --sand blasted OM markings like the stock one
My first estimate is $762.00 installed by a local glass shop
It will be going thru insurance at American Collectors Insurance that i have been with for over 30 years
Should be super nice to have a new beautifull windshield to be highlighting the beautiful sights when cruisen down the road
Central florida is an extremely bieautiful place if you like a county setting
And simply outsanding weathrer 8-10 months a year
Not as hot and humid as Florida is known for down south of me
A lot of farm fresh produce great fish from the gulf and beef from the local farms
My small town Inverness in Cirus county is one of the two best places in Florida to retire per some pole they took a while ago
They say once you visit Citrus County you will never leave because you will always be drawn back to this place
I do have to agree with that satement

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Comment by Clovis on December 8, 2017 at 11:00am

How did your window replacement go Tony? 

My experience was not good when I had the rubber gasket changed. I took it back three times and it still leaked. I even gave them the shop manual to follow and they never even picked it up to look at it. The window gasket needs sealant around the inside groove which goes over the actual window. Then the gap around the window frame and the rubber gasket needs to be filled to prevent leaks.  I ended up buying another front window gasket from rock auto and redid it myself. I used proper window butyl sealant, one heck of a messy job. Suffice to say it doesn't leak now and I won't recommend that restoration shop to anyone. 

Just a heads up if you haven't brought the car in for the repair yet. It may save you some headaches 

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on December 8, 2017 at 12:05pm
Clovis
Just the kind of info i am looking for
Just got my second est of $ 1000 and putting the paper work together for insurance --so thanks a lot for your post
A bit surprised the price is as high as it is

To be honest i am having a lot of --anxiety about possible damage
For example to protect the paint and the dash pad ( pad in perfect condition now )
Thinking about removing the pad but will exposing the under dash cause some other issue regarding possible damage
The shop is doing glass for 30 years and sounds like he knows his stuff

He has a mobile unit
I have to find out what the shops policy is regarding damage and the guarentees they offer when doing the job
Should be sweet having new glass at the windshield
Thanks again for the feed back


Enjoy
The new replacement glass WB 1/16 thinner that the stock one

Sounds like you kept your stock windshield and just replavced the seal
I am thinking of removing the dash pad
Comment by Clovis on December 8, 2017 at 1:45pm

$1000 seems very high Tony. I think it was $250 I paid plus the gasket  no window required. If the installer is also getting the window I can see it being higher. 

Comment by Jason Edge on December 8, 2017 at 2:00pm

I had my windshield in my 64 CDV replaced about 10 years ago. I provided the seal and believe it was about $150. $1000 does seem very high!

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on December 8, 2017 at 2:34pm
Thank you for your details gentelmen
The difference between my $762 Est and the $1000 one is the labor charge
The price to me is irrelivant as insurance is paying for it So going with the highter price is ok
Is the guy charging the higher price better at what he does and more wiggle room if a problem developes ?-- not sure
Mostly the higher price guy gives me a sence that he knows more about the subject and confidence he will do it right
That latter is what i think i should be looking for in my installer

Enjoy
Comment by Kevin Campbell on December 8, 2017 at 2:37pm

Hey Tony, what about masking everything up as if you were painting. If he's mobile and doing it on site, take ya time, mask the car up inside and out.

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on December 8, 2017 at 2:54pm
Kevin

A good thought
I do think i will have to do all i can to keep the car safe from any possible damage --so protective coverings WB a good way to go

Nice clip you made to secure the battery cables
See you are enjoying doing some of the --little detail things --you are doing to your 64
Nice to see how much you are enjoying your 64 FLEETWOOD to be doing the small details

Enjoy


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