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Old 21-02-2017, 08:58 PM
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Urgent need of a Windscreen

Can't believe I've just done this, carefully brought the windscreen down from the loft while assembling the parts to go with my Z for its final paint at the body shop. Lay'd it on the garage floor and when back inside to get some cleaner. Walked into the garage while reading the cleaner and stood right in the middle of the screen and smashed it. As funny as this might read I'm gutted. Now I need to get a replacement screen asap, the car goes on Saturday and will be away for about 3 weeks during which time the screen will need to be fitted. The screen matched the door windows and tailgate in that it had a greenish tint to it. Any chance anyone has an identical replacement screen, Mine is a 74 240z. Absolutely gutted.....
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Old 21-02-2017, 09:06 PM
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Unlucky mate, easily done, well, not easily done but you don't want to hear that!

Sure someone will have one somewhere. Was your screen the original?

I was fitting the front screen in my fastback and we'd done it more or less and my mate gave a little thump in one part with the heel of his hand and cracked it. He was beside himself. Results though was that bought another, which was 65mm thick - the one we were fitting was 4mm. No trouble second time around.

You'll get there. I would imagine you've got more time than you think as why does it have to go with the car when it is being painted? I would think it would be one of the last pieces to go in?

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Old 21-02-2017, 09:20 PM
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Sorry to hear that

I don't suppose it will be what you want, but you can buy a new (heated) one here --> http://www.heatedwindscreen.com/acat...indscreen.html
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Old 21-02-2017, 09:21 PM
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Pmac had some.

I've got one in devon you're welcome to but its a bit of a trip!!
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Old 21-02-2017, 09:24 PM
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Yes mate, original screen. I don't know if they came with no tints or various different colour tints but mine has a greenish tint (could be bluish in a different light) that matches all the other glass. Still can't believe I've done such a stupid thing. The bodyshop would have been fitting the screen after painting. They'll sort out the headlining under the windsceen seal and attempt to refit the chrome trim to the seal, I'm sure they'd make a better job than me.
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Old 21-02-2017, 09:24 PM
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Windscreen insurance,first 75 excess, ?
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Old 21-02-2017, 09:27 PM
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Franky, thanks for the offer, does it have the tint I mentioned? I'll crawl on my hands and knees to Devon if I have to.
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Old 21-02-2017, 09:28 PM
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Status unfortunately my car is far from roadworthy and certainly not insured :-(
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Old 21-02-2017, 09:39 PM
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Off to Devon unfortunately
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Old 21-02-2017, 09:42 PM
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Franky, thanks for the offer, does it have the tint I mentioned? I'll crawl on my hands and knees to Devon if I have to.
Yes it does. I'm 83% sure the slight tint was standard.
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Old 21-02-2017, 09:48 PM
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Franky, that's brilliant you've lifted my spirits right up. Devon is a bit of a trail from near the border wih Scotland, but if needs must.... I'll give Peter Mac a ring tomorrow to see if he has anything closer but if I can't get anything I'd like to take up the offer. In the mean time please start thinking of a price.
Not feeling so stupid now..
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Old 21-02-2017, 09:51 PM
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Paul S, thanks for the link, I'm sure it'll be of use to others but I need to stick with originality, thanks for the thought though.
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Old 21-02-2017, 10:54 PM
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If it helps you imustaveit I may be able to get the screen up to Cheshire for you on Saturday if Franky can drop it off at my unit beforehand ( or House-It, he knows it ). A lot closer to you than Devon.
Dog may be put out at invasion of her space in the car but can hopefully get around that one.
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Old 21-02-2017, 11:19 PM
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Fantastic offer Chris!

Now, anyone live in Cheshire going north up the M6 on Sunday?
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Old 21-02-2017, 11:23 PM
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Franky, that's brilliant you've lifted my spirits right up. Devon is a bit of a trail from near the border wih Scotland, but if needs must.... I'll give Peter Mac a ring tomorrow to see if he has anything closer but if I can't get anything I'd like to take up the offer. In the mean time please start thinking of a price.
Not feeling so stupid now..
You can have it, it might have the odd scratch on it.
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