Locating a Windshield

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Locating a Windshield

Postby gregw98 » Tue May 17, 2011 10:02 am

Well I decided I needed to remove the front windshield to fix a small area of rust. After removing and destroying my perfectly good windshield (not on purpose), I am having a hard time locating another one. I need your advice and help locating one for a '78 Monza wagon. After a few calls, it didn't take me long to realize what a major F/U that I had just commited. Especially after finally getting all the shards and pieces of glass cleaned up, I could have easily fixed that small rust spot with the w/s still in the car. Need windshield = $350, engine short block = $1000, wheels-tires $600, Axles-spindles and brakes = $175, and I haven't even gotten to the interior and paint yet. I am about to be outpriced out of this project soon. Anyway, help me out in finding a windshield, if you can.
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Re: Locating a Windshield

Postby doogiediamond » Tue May 17, 2011 10:15 am

Call them back ask the same question, but use the words VEGA WAGON.
Monza wagons and Vega wagons are basically the same car with slight differences but carry the same windshield.

I bought 6 new wagon windshields years ago but since then the company has been sold off to Safe light or whatever it is.
Wagon windshields are still being made.
Good luck :th:
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Re: Locating a Windshield

Postby gregw98 » Tue May 17, 2011 2:25 pm

I find a local glass company (60 miles away) that said if I came in and paid cash for it, they could have it in 3 weeks at the tune of $650.00 and that is not installed. Now that truly is more than I paid for the car. I'll either sell my car or part it out before I pay $600+ for a windshield. I am still POed and feel like such a bonehead. Damn it!
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Re: Locating a Windshield

Postby cjbiagi » Tue May 17, 2011 4:15 pm

$650 sounds crazy. Do some searching and see what you can find. Removing and installing a windshield is really best left to someone who does it for a living. They have the correct tools and knowledge to replace it quickly without damage. I saw them replace a windshield on my 84 Monte SS, from the time the guy pulled up to the time he drove off was 45 minutes.

http://www.windshieldstogo.com/?format= ... 205c461747
http://www.autoglasssearch.com/ml2/?v=7 ... A589A3CF6D
https://www.safelite.com/sslPages/service.jsp
http://www.autoglassguru.com/
http://autoglass4u.com/
http://www.glassdoctor.com/
http://www.speedyglass.com/autoglass/
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Re: Locating a Windshield

Postby gerbsinmd » Tue May 17, 2011 5:12 pm

$650 is the same first quote I got from my local store, when I went and stood in front of their desk they managed to find one in a couple hrs that would only cost $300 installed.
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Re: Locating a Windshield

Postby doogiediamond » Tue May 17, 2011 5:25 pm

Yeah, Thats the other problem. SOOOOOO many people are so lazy that they will just look at the screen and say...Sorry, no windshields.
Many times you have to be standing infront of the person to make an impression
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Re: Locating a Windshield

Postby gregw98 » Fri May 20, 2011 12:24 am

The places that said they could get me one, wanted $600+, but I got lucky today. Found one in a wrecking yard 150 miles away. Guy happens to be heading through my town on Sunday and will be delivering it for free --- $100
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Re: Locating a Windshield

Postby BillPappy » Fri May 20, 2011 6:59 am

A few years http://www.hillbillyautoparts.net/ Had 3 vega windshields, they where still in GM boxes.. I place a few miles from there had Sunbird parts.

A junkyard just off I 40 Deepsprings Has H-bodys laying all over the place. 752 Haynes Rd
Dandridge, TN 37725 But bring a shit load of money.. His stuff is lined with gold. http://mapq.st/mepe9R
It's hard for an old street racer to stay on the safe side of stupid

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Re: Locating a Windshield

Postby gmagilla » Sun May 22, 2011 11:58 am

gregw98 wrote:The places that said they could get me one, wanted $600+, but I got lucky today. Found one in a wrecking yard 150 miles away. Guy happens to be heading through my town on Sunday and will be delivering it for free --- $100



I don't know how close you are to Atlanta , place near there called Element Auto Glass 678-283-5378 ask for Joe , sold me a new one , tinted - antena and mirror mount shipped to my local NAPA Store for $345 .
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Re: Locating a Windshield

Postby rtm » Sun May 22, 2011 5:16 pm

carpart.com :th:
1974
Windshield
Chevy Vega Pnl, w/ant- A T12896 $65 Horner's Automotive USA-NY(Phoenix) Request_Quote 315-678-1415 Request_Insurance_Quote

1977
Windshield
Chevy Vega C A 1W0253 $50 Northend Wrecking - QRP USA-IA(Dubuque) E-mail 1-800-545-8885
1974
Windshield
Chevy Vega CLEAR A NOF $Call United Auto Parts, Inc. USA-NY(Buffalo) E-mail 716-826-8400 / 866-827-8700
1975
Windshield
Chevy Vega TINT A NOF $Call United Auto Parts, Inc. USA-NY(Buffalo) E-mail 716-826-8400 / 866-827-8700
1974
Windshield
Chevy Vega Sed, w/ant- 1 $75 Regal Auto Parts/Brockton Auto USA-MA(Brockton) Request_Quote 800-507-1041/800-421-1041/508-584-4000 Request_Insurance_Quote

1975
Windshield
Chevy Vega FOG,BAD ANT,OFF IN BURG.CAR 3700B $60 Vince Auto Parts USA-MD(White-Marsh) Request_Quote 410-335-3161 Request_Insurance_Quote

1972
Windshield
Chevy Vega NOF $50 Bruce's Auto Wreckers, Inc. USA-NJ(Rahway) E-mail 1-800-770-4224
1974
Windshield
Chevy Vega 52392 NOF $50 Blue & Gold USA-SC(Goose-Creek) Request_Quote 843-797-5580 / 800-331-1353 Request_Insurance_Quote

1974
Windshield
Chevy Vega 60A249 $Call Springfield Auto Recyclers USA-OR(Springfield) E-mail 1-800-733-9601
1972
Windshield
Chevy Vega CLEAR XXX $Call Schneider's Auto Wrecking Can-ON(Rostock) Request_Quote 1-800-565-4606 Request_Insurance_Quote

1975
Windshield
Chevy Vega COMPARE 000270 $Call Acme Wrecking and Salvage USA-UT(Salt-Lake City) Request_Quote 1-888-810-2263 1-801-972-3116 Request_Insurance_Quote

1973
Windshield
Chevy Vega 73 VEGA SW NOF $Call K and K Auto Parts, Inc. USA-SD(Mobridge) E-mail 800-540-7686 / 605-845-7686
1971
Windshield
Chevy Vega DW766CLN, W ANT AFT TRANAM $100 MSI Auto Parts USA-AK(Fairbanks) E-mail 1-800-451-7279
1974
Windshield
Chevy Vega W766S AFT NEW $100 Mid-Del Auto Parts & Used Cars USA-DE(Smyrna) Request_Quote 302-653-9201/800-521-6276 Request_Insurance_Quote

1974
Windshield
Chevy Vega W766 AFT NEW $100 Mid-Del Auto Parts & Used Cars USA-DE(Smyrna) Request_Quote 302-653-9201/800-521-6276 Request_Insurance_Quote

1971
Windshield
Chevy Vega front NOF $101.25 Brandy Brow Auto Parts - ARAPro USA-NH(Plaistow) E-mail 1-800-292-1149
1974
Windshield
Chevy Vega frame only 2326 $Call Central Grade Auto Parts USA-ID(Lewiston) E-mail 1-208-743-9505
1975
Windshield
Chevy Vega 1162 $Call Central Grade Auto Parts USA-ID(Lewiston) E-mail 1-208-743-9505
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Re: Locating a Windshield

Postby MIKESMONZA » Mon May 23, 2011 7:36 pm

RTM
I like your Update on wind shield up date !
and You spoiled me as you ,,,,
added the other h/body windows,,, :th:

All of my h/bodys are Hatchback's
77 Mirage hatchback,
75 Monza 2+2, hatchback
77 Skylhawk hatchback

I had a 77 Town Coupe Parts car
I had removed the windshield
and stored it at work!! but it has diaspeared!
They are taller! and could be cut to fit a hatch back model!

Last time you posted I was amazed!
I found a number of windows close by,,lol,,
mostly states west of Texas,,,,, :D

Quote;
they do not ship,,,, :? but pre-fer local pick up!

By the time I get there I would have spent A bunch in Gas! :bang:
,,,,,so I am still seaching for a needed replacement!
And your help is appreciated !!

Respectfuly Your fellow "spoiled" h/body member,,,
Mike
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Re: Locating a Windshield

Postby rtm » Tue May 24, 2011 3:09 pm

http://www.car-part.com/

you can sort by distance , price , part grade , etc.
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