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Who makes windsheilds by E.Furgal
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Well, we in the South Shore have been hammered and hammered with snow, 90" since jan 15th.
I didn't clean off my Fiero last week end storm but we got another 6" yesterday so I cleaned it all off this morning, to find the windshield cracked, it looks like an icicle came off the house and hit the glass..

so now I'm in the need for glass..

Oh and if anyone knows where to find the "Pontiac" decal that goes across the glass that be great..
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I'd be willing to bet Safelite would have a replacement windshield. As far as the decal goes, not sure. JohnWPB has a die cutting machine and does decals, but not sure if he does the windshield decals.
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Decals: fierosails.com

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Report this Post02-18-2015 01:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Safelite here was $250.

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Report this Post02-18-2015 01:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CsjagClick Here to Email CsjagSend a Private Message to CsjagEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I used a small local company here last year for a new windshield and it was less than $200
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AAA Auto Glass replaced mine, it was about $200-250 if I remember correctly.
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It looks like Safelite has a big variation according to locale. My brother's cost $125 out of Athens, Ga. He referred a friend with a Grand Wagoneer or Grand Cherokee and his was $165.
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If you are paying out of pocket it is cheaper.
If you have glass coverage it is a killer what they charge.
Had one done 3 years ago here in CT from a local glass shop and it was $200
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Originally posted by mcguiver3:

If you are paying out of pocket it is cheaper.
If you have glass coverage it is a killer what they charge.
Had one done 3 years ago here in CT from a local glass shop and it was $200


True, probly why many pay so much for insurance.
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I saw one windshield that still had the PONTIAC ghost image in the tinted area at the top. The rest of the strip had faded and what was behind the letters had kept it's darker color.
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Too bad you guys don't live closer to me. I'm going to be removing my windshield in a few weeks, and I'm happy to give it to anyone who needs a replacement. However, I suspect shipping costs make it not so practical.
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Most glass companies stock, or can get, Fiero windshields.

 
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Decals: fierosails.com

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Holy smokes, man! Long time no see! Hope you're doing well.
I was going to recommend you, but you beat me to the punch.

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That's what I have. The ghost image. Any way to get rid of it?


Replace the windshield but you may be able to make it less noticeable with another decal with different graphics.

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I'll let you all know, what happens/ cost..
can the trim be reused or is that a one time deal?
or should I plan on needing a new one ?
no, glass coverage, so this will be out of pocket.. and I'm fine with that..
other than me being lazy and not fixing the tiny chip in the glass from a rock or something,, dead center and I mean tiny..
but the crack forms a "T" down the center and then across with the chip centered in the across part..
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Originally posted by E.Furgal:

I'll let you all know, what happens/ cost..
can the trim be reused or is that a one time deal?
or should I plan on needing a new one ?
no, glass coverage, so this will be out of pocket.. and I'm fine with that..
other than me being lazy and not fixing the tiny chip in the glass from a rock or something,, dead center and I mean tiny..
but the crack forms a "T" down the center and then across with the chip centered in the across part..


Personally, I like the larger molding that comes with the new windshield. I would not reuse the old, even if you prefer factory look. I think you can get the OEM style from the Fiero Store (?).
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Originally posted by jaskispyder:


Personally, I like the larger molding that comes with the new windshield. I would not reuse the old, even if you prefer factory look. I think you can get the OEM style from the Fiero Store (?).


stock look doesn't really mean much, It is an Indy, but it's not a show piece , and the original engine was replaced under warranty.. so it'll never be matching #'s..
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PPG up here in Maine had them a few years ago when I had mine replaced but who knows now, all it takes is a phone call to all the local auto glass replacement places and they can tell you if they have it or can get it and what the cost will be. it does vary by area, price anyway.

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Look at those coupon places like Groupon or Deal Chicken for windshield replacement specials. I got my new one installed in my 85 for $180 through Deal Chicken.
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Just a word of warning I guess..? I had my windshield replaced by Safelite in MA (insurance, not sure how much they charged..) but it came out BAAAAAAAAD... It was recessed below the frame a good 1/4" - 1/2" all the way around. Looks like they smooshed it down way too far into the adhesive, or something. I even made it real easy by removing all the parts that needed to be removed prior to them doing it. (inside trim, outside trim, wipers..) I'm sure different franchises / technicians will vary, but something went horribly wrong with mine. Best to watch them if you can, and perhaps take it to a location rather than use the mobile service.
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Just a word of warning I guess..? I had my windshield replaced by Safelite in MA (insurance, not sure how much they charged..) but it came out BAAAAAAAAD... It was recessed below the frame a good 1/4" - 1/2" all the way around. Looks like they smooshed it down way too far into the adhesive, or something. I even made it real easy by removing all the parts that needed to be removed prior to them doing it. (inside trim, outside trim, wipers..) I'm sure different franchises / technicians will vary, but something went horribly wrong with mine. Best to watch them if you can, and perhaps take it to a location rather than use the mobile service.


They probably used rope instead of 3m window glue and did not put the height blocks back in. I have seen a few now that glass companies have done this way in Fieros I have taken apart and in every one I was able to pull the trim and lift the window out without it being solid. I think this is a dangerous practice they are doing as the window has no strength this way.
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They definitely used the caulking-tube style urethane stuff. I've used the pliable butyl stuff on the rear window before, definitely way more solid than that. If the height blocks are there to set the depth of the windshield, then I'd say they definitely didn't use them.. If I'd kept the car I would have had it removed and re-done. I just couldn't believe they'd leave a car like that and call it 'good'. I'd be even more upset to find it installed with the pliable stuff! Wow that's not good..

(nice avatar!)

Actually found a picture... They installed the 'skinny' trim, and it almost looks like the windshield was too small - it doesn't go all the way to the top. Maybe the missed the blocks on the bottom edge that set the height also?

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Originally posted by Riceburner98:

They definitely used the caulking-tube style urethane stuff. I've used the pliable butyl stuff on the rear window before, definitely way more solid than that. If the height blocks are there to set the depth of the windshield, then I'd say they definitely didn't use them.. If I'd kept the car I would have had it removed and re-done. I just couldn't believe they'd leave a car like that and call it 'good'. I'd be even more upset to find it installed with the pliable stuff! Wow that's not good..

(nice avatar!)

Actually found a picture... They installed the 'skinny' trim, and it almost looks like the windshield was too small - it doesn't go all the way to the top. Maybe the missed the blocks on the bottom edge that set the height also?





They couldn't have screwed that up any worse. On a Fiero, you should use butyl rope. It comes in different thicknesses to set the height (there are no "height blocks"). The two blocks that come with the kit are for the bottom to keep the windshield up.
For the OP, make sure you get a made-in-USA windshield if at all possible. PPG makes them (or used to). One guy had his Fiero windshield replaced, only to find the mirror laying on the floor the next day - with part of the glass still attached. They replaced it, same thing happened. On the third time they got smart & used a PPG windshield.
Personally, I like the Fiero Store molding. It looks more modern than wider moldings, & is just like the factory. I've used several of them with no problems.
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Check and see about the warrenty, maybe you have some recourse to get them to do it right. The guy who installed my windshield did an outstanding job but I was right there the whole time watching like a hawk. I think he even did a few things above and beyond his normal duties!
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Safelight came to my house and removed the old one, installed a new Tinted windshield for $145 last year. anything more than $200, they are screwing you !
if you're into doing yourself (Don't recommend it) they can be had for $100 online.
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