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GT 1/4 windows on eBay - who's?? by Mickey_Moose
Started on: 08-20-2014 06:00 PM
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Anyone know who's windows these are (I assume they are here?) and what the quality is like?

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/86-8...&hash=item1e8f509e75

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There have been talk about his windows (both good and bad) I personally don't know anything about them first hand. But here is a thread about them Here
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Compare them to the originals and you might be disappointed they aren't exact in shape, ignore that and they aren't a awful product.
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No one is producing a GT quarter window that looks like the OEM. The windows depicted in the Ebay ad are Chris Cook's. I believe he's registered here, but seldom posts.

I have a pair of his windows on my Brother's 86. They've been on there about a year and a half without any issues. From what I know about printing acrylic sheeting (30 years experience) and the processes used by 3 or 4 of the GT window vendors, Chris's are printed with the correct ink.

If you are looking for OEM features with all the correct curves and fit, then you'll have to buy OEM NOS windows or go without windows. No one has perfected the windows as of yet.
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I have them on my car and really like them, more than the OEM ones, actually (because of the tint).

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Chris Cooks windows are very good but not exactly the same as the OEM units. The contour is slightly off but the graphics are clear, crisp, original looking and the material holds up well. When installed you will not notice the difference unless you look very closely. In the context of the whole, Chris windows look very nice and most people don't even notice.

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Are the edges "polished" (along the cut)?

As long as they are close with regards to the graphics and a somewhat decent attempt has been made with the curves, I would be ok with that - after all beggars can't be choosy since there really isn't anything 100% OEM on the market. These would just be spares (just in case) - I liked the Fiero Warehouse ones I got a few years ago (installed on the 86 I had), but he is not making them anymore.

Thanks for the replies (and link).

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by yellowstone:

I have them on my car and really like them, more than the OEM ones, actually (because of the tint).
I agree, I got the tinted also.


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not mine, but they do look decent.
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Report this Post08-21-2014 12:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofoolClick Here to visit fierofool's HomePageClick Here to Email fierofoolSend a Private Message to fierofoolEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Chris's window edges are polished. Here's some more information in this thread. http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/093822.html

See what happens to windows that have the background sprayed instead of printed, in my post on page 2 of the above thread.

Fierofiberglass aka JimmyS also makes some good alternatives.
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