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Z10Mike

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Original Coupe Windshield Glass Dimensions
« on: August 23, 2023, 10:09:37 PM »
I have been looking online at all the new windshields that are offered.  What caught my attention were the dimensions listed for all of the replacements.  In particular the vertical dimension of the glass.  My original is 20 1/8 inches in height but the new ones are listed as 22 inches.  I ran the tape on my windshield opening and 22 inches of glass will put the bottom right at the point where my lower windshield trim clip screws are located.  That's a no go for lower trim installation.  Something is definitely not kosher here.  The original will drop right in.  Does anyone have any info on this difference?  I conducted a search on this subject but nothing turned up.  Scratching my head on this one.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2023, 11:25:33 PM by Z10Mike »

Petes L48

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Re: Original Coupe Windshield Glass Dimensions
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2023, 01:16:16 AM »
I can't recall the exact measurements but a convertible windshield is shorter than a coupe, somewhere around 1.5 to 2 inches I think.
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Re: Original Coupe Windshield Glass Dimensions
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2023, 06:26:19 PM »
Looks like I have an answer. 
It appears that some of the suppliers either:
 a). have the wrong dimensions entered in the coupe listings
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 b). their glass is not correct. 
I contacted local supplier Heartbeat City and they confirmed all their coupe windshield glass is approximately 20.25 inches in height.  That is within 1/8 inch of my old windshield glass and will fit without any issues. 
So I'll head down there to pick up my new windshield while saving the shipping cost. 

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Re: Original Coupe Windshield Glass Dimensions
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2023, 10:46:39 PM »
What about the thickness? some are thinner I was told.

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Re: Original Coupe Windshield Glass Dimensions
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2023, 12:35:23 AM »
RE: Glass thickness ... I heard that some are relatively thin vs production.  I suppose the difference is compensated for by using a thicker seal for installation.  I'm sure CRG members with information in that regard will chime in.

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Re: Original Coupe Windshield Glass Dimensions
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2023, 01:49:21 AM »
Thinner glass ,moldings don't fit tight to glass is what I heard.

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Re: Original Coupe Windshield Glass Dimensions
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2023, 02:19:13 AM »
CRG report on original glass:

http://www.camaros.org/glass.shtml

Over on the Team Camaro site there were old discussions about repro windshield trim also causing fitment issues.   

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Re: Original Coupe Windshield Glass Dimensions
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2023, 12:48:27 PM »
Thinner glass ,moldings don't fit tight to glass is what I heard.

Glass and moldings fit fine. Just use a thicker bead of urethane. Never had an issue. I've used Auto City Glass and had no problems.

 

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