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JJs 67 Camaro

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Date Coded Reproduction Glass and DOTís
« on: May 23, 2014, 05:24:16 PM »
I wanted to share my experience with the group with the hopes of saving members time, money, and spare you from unnecessary frustration.  I have been to hell and back with trying to find good quality date coded glass.  After being ripped off and wasting a lot of time and money, I have learned that you can get American made repop glass from Pilkington Classic, but you have to specifically ask for it.  They get their American made glass from Auto Temp Inc (ATI) in Ohio (DOT 509).  The glass is excellent and doesnít have waves and excessive tempering marks.  It is worth the money. The date coding is great too.  However, if you donít specifically ask for it you can get some overseas glass from them. They sometimes get overseas glass when ATI is on back order.  

Most overseas glass is wavy and has severe tempering marks.  This is what is sold by many of the other vendors (DOT 516).  In all honesty, if you are not building a concourse car or a nut and bolt restoration, the overseas stuff will probably be just fine, but if you are looking for excellent glass that is close to original- stick with Pilkington Classic and specifically ask for Auto Temp Inc Glass (ATI) (DOT 509).


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Re: Date Coded Reproduction Glass and DOTís
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2014, 05:36:30 PM »
thanks JJ...  I've been waiting on my glass guy to contact Pilkington for awhile now.  I passed along your comments to him today.
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Re: Date Coded Reproduction Glass and DOTís
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2014, 06:09:33 PM »
Great to know.  I was aware of Pilkington's classic glass, but wasn't aware you had to be so specific.   Getting ready to order front and rear glass soon so your post's timing is good!
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Re: Date Coded Reproduction Glass and DOTís
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2014, 10:08:27 PM »
I bought my date coded glass from Auto City Classic (http://www.autocityclassic.com) on both my Camaro & Chevelle and was really pleased with the results.
Mike there told me that no glass in pressed here in the states anymore. I was pretty specific on how the LOF code should read & look and it arrived as requested.
I didn't need any door glass. George

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Re: Date Coded Reproduction Glass and DOTís
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2014, 02:37:25 PM »
ATI is the only American company I know of which is where Pilkington gets it from. One other company in Ohio does too but has not done a run in a while. That company is called Spec-Temp DOT 243.

If you are going to get overseas glass Auto City Classic is the best place. Many of the other vendors buy glass from them and resell it.

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Re: Date Coded Reproduction Glass and DOTís
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2014, 05:10:17 PM »
Forgot to mention, they buy it from Auto City Classic and sell it for a higher price. They are also the only company, other than Pilkington who owns the rights, to do date coding.