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I am torn on the new car which way to go with the front windshield. Was going to just use lexan again and have already purchased the material. But have been thinking about changing directions and putting in a stock front windshield, will just look better IMO. The mouldings will fit a glass one and make for a better finished look, and not really on a lexan one. Its just going into my new S/ST ride. I am already keeping the glass power side windows. Just curious what other think.


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I'd go with the O.E. glass, just for the durability and optic quality.


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The older I get the more I appreciate a glass windshield and roll down side windows


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OEM Pilkington glass





Power windows Me too
 
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Glass!

Not that it matters, my windshield, side & back is all glass.

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I’m building a 77 camaro for brackets and s/st. I was really surprised at how light the oem windshield and back window was upon removing. Plan now is glass replacement and to upgrade the non power door windows to power.
 
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Glass windshield but I do have power lexan side windows.


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The downside is I have had to have a mobile repair guy at the track twice.lol


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Yeah the "chip factor" is hi for sure. Ill be lucky if this new ride is under 3150lbs now so figured may as well just put glass back in it.

Regan you never told me building a truck would be so heavy Big Grin


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Glass windshield but I do have power lexan side windows.


Please explain the power lexan windows.. I have lexan side windows in our camaro (fiberglass doors) and I REALLY want to have a way to get them to move while driving around pits and sitting in the pits/staging lanes...


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'86 S10- Stock windshield, clean it however and whenever you need to. Power side windows because I an OLD and I like a nice 70 mph breeze after shutdown and all open on return road on hot summer days.


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Glass windshield but I do have power lexan side windows.


Please explain the power lexan windows.. I have lexan side windows in our camaro (fiberglass doors) and I REALLY want to have a way to get them to move while driving around pits and sitting in the pits/staging lanes...


Sorry it wont work on a Camaro.


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Yeah the "chip factor" is hi for sure. Ill be lucky if this new ride is under 3150lbs now so figured may as well just put glass back in it.

Regan you never told me building a truck would be so heavy Big Grin


Al you will be lighter than me. If it's already ridiculous you just throw more power at it.


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Real glass all the way !!! I recently bought a cut up ****z box with full lexan. 2450 w/ driver. I'm adding real front and rear glass and gonna modify the drivers door for a roll up window. I'll fatten that baby up Razz
 
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Al you will be lighter than me. If it's already ridiculous you just throw more power at it.


Yeah but its a Mopar so clearly I am limited thereBig Grin Not sure exactly where its going to come in at as we have added more stuff. But hopefully under 3200


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Factory glass, I will never have a car with lexan.
 
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Thanks for the input all..Now to find a 2002 Dakota windhshield and what it weighs. Good think I bought the new molding as they are no no longer available now. Someone remind me why I build Mopars again.


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My new build will have a glass windshield and glass electric roll up windows
 
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