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« on: August 14, 2007, 12:14:22 PM »

Has anyone had any experience with Auto City Classics for replacement date coded glass? Who is the best supplier?
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007, 05:04:38 PM »

The consensus on yenko.net is either Auto City or oemglass.net would be the way to go
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007, 05:06:48 PM »

most date coded glass is chinise and the marking gets put on here,  i would rather get so lof, the windows are hard enough to adjust and if the glass is not quite right it makes it damn tough.  i know through experience i put some date coded glass in a 57 chev convertible getting them adjusted after was more work than it should have been.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2007, 11:02:33 PM »

Auto City Classics are a middle man for Pilkington.

Pilkington is the original manufacturer of 1st gen glass. I used them and know of many others who have been very happy with the glass.
They etch the windows to the exact date code of your originals. I did a side by side comparison.

http://www.pilkington.com/the+americas/usa/english/automotive/agr/pilkington+classics/default1.htm

Read this thread:

http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=57200&highlight=pilkington
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2007, 01:59:34 PM »

That said, I believe Pillkington is buying at least some of their repo glass from the orient and simply reselling.  Marking them here though.  That's what I recall from a discussion I had with them several years ago.  Main thing, however, is, does the glass fit.
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2007, 07:05:50 PM »

Glass fits okay but there is a lot of "shadowing" in the glass as of late.  For a show car, this is a problem as you can see discoloration in the glass, and for what this stuff costs, it should be very nice in the condition catagory.......but some of it is not. 

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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2007, 09:04:24 PM »

I tried some Pilkington door glass for a '69Z I was restoring a couple of years ago and found it to be a terrible fit. The curvature of the glass and the corner radii were way off. They gave me my money back but did not offer to replace the glass. I ended up finding some nice original glass.
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2007, 08:16:45 AM »

I dealt directly with them (Pilkington) and my glass is all clear. I ordered it probably 5 years ago now and had zero problems. My original door glass was scratched and chipped. We took them side by side and compared and it was the same glass. I dont know whats going on now. This is the first bad things I have heard about them.
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