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Model T split windshield glass replacement

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I have a 1913 Model T, C Cab with a split windshield. Both pieces of glass are broken.  Can anyone guide me in the right direction on how this glass is replaced? What can be reused, how to remove and replace the glass, etc. Can the brass piece that goes around the glass edge be reused?

Does anyone also have a good source for purchasing the glass?

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I had my glass cut at a local auto glass shop. Use the old for a pattern if there is enough. The brass can be reused. If you can't supply a pattern take the frames in and have them cut and install the glass in house

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5 hours ago, JFranklin said:

I had my glass cut at a local auto glass shop. Use the old for a pattern if there is enough. The brass can be reused. If you can't supply a pattern take the frames in and have them cut and install the glass in house

 

Thank you for the help. My glass is all there, just cracked. So I should be able to just measure each piece of glass. I thought one of the Model T Suppliers would have glass. Kind of surprised they do not. I will look for a local glass guy to cut what I need. Tempered glass I assume.  I was not sure about using the same brass edging. I think that is relatively expensive so I am glad it can be reused. It looks relatively simple so once I get the glass, I will try to install myself. Didn't know if there was any tricks or issues I should be aware of. Thanks again.

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Nick,

 

For windshield use you want laminated safety glass not tempered glass. If tempered glass gets hit by a rock from a passing car it may shatter into a thousand pieces. 

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Take the channel and glass to the shop so they can make sure it will all fit. If you can take everything including the frames they can then do the installation too. If they break it putting it together it is better than you breaking it and having to buy more!

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Don't touch a thing.

Take the window unit to the glass shop so THEY can measure how the finished glass should fit.

Tell them you want plain, laminated, safety glass as there are many kinds some of which can get pretty expensive.

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12 hours ago, stvaughn said:

Nick,

 

For windshield use you want laminated safety glass not tempered glass. If tempered glass gets hit by a rock from a passing car it may shatter into a thousand pieces. 

Thank you

 

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2 hours ago, cahartley said:

Don't touch a thing.

Take the window unit to the glass shop so THEY can measure how the finished glass should fit.

Tell them you want plain, laminated, safety glass as there are many kinds some of which can get pretty expensive.

Thank you

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