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Re: 1969 Z/28 Original Glass Questions
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2012, 04:59:08 PM »
Even if your side glass is clear, you should install the tinted windshield... (windshield only tint/shade) was an option from the factory..
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Re: 1969 Z/28 Original Glass Questions
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2012, 05:36:33 PM »
That is very tempting. The tinted is much cheaper than clear.

Does anyone has an example/photo of 1969 PPG front glass markings? All I've been able to find is LOF.

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Original Glass Questions
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2012, 10:45:04 PM »
Is this what you're looking for?


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Re: 1969 Z/28 Original Glass Questions
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2012, 01:12:16 AM »
Sorry, after more reading, looks like mine is replacement glass too.

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Original Glass Questions
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2012, 11:58:37 PM »
lol. Thanks Skunk. It's not surprising that I am having trouble finding markings on glass from 43 years ago. Probably not many of those windshields around anymore, especially PPG. I'm hoping to find a Firebird owner somewhere with a good sample. PPG was standard on FBs, with some LOF, vs Camaros which were primarily LOF with some PPG.

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Original Glass Questions
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2012, 04:33:48 AM »
LOS or NOR car?
Glass is glass, they would have mixed them on the production line. So your WS possibly/probably was LOF.

PPG just was the main supplier to Lordstorn. LOF supplied NOR.
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Re: 1969 Z/28 Original Glass Questions
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2012, 11:44:40 PM »
LOS or NOR car?
Glass is glass, they would have mixed them on the production line. So your WS possibly/probably was LOF.

PPG just was the main supplier to Lordstorn. LOF supplied NOR.

Norwood car. The date correct glass in the car is PPG.

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Original Glass Questions
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2012, 05:33:43 PM »
Thanks for the help anyway. Still looking for an example. Here's my backlight glass.



I believe it is the same for the windshield, except the "AS-2" rating would be "AS-1" instead. Not sure about the thickness code. (M20.6)

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Original Glass Questions
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2012, 07:24:19 PM »
LOS or NOR car?
Glass is glass, they would have mixed them on the production line. So your WS possibly/probably was LOF.

PPG just was the main supplier to Lordstorn. LOF supplied NOR.

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I have seen a couple of NORcars built late April, early May with PPG windshields. I believe the early May (I think 5A) JL8 I owned had a non tinted PPG windshield.
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Re: 1969 Z/28 Original Glass Questions
« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2012, 11:58:01 PM »
my 05A norwood car has lof on one side and ppg on the other!
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Re: 1969 Z/28 Original Glass Questions
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2012, 01:56:59 AM »
I'm not saying that it couldn't have a PPG WS. But, as Buddy notes on his car, they could and would mix incoming glass.
So a car could have mostly PPG and a LOF WS. Most glass that went to NOR was LOF, so the odds are......