Hey fellow Fiero addicts, getting back into working on Fieros. I am getting some nixon window and am looking for and tips or tricks to make it go easier without having to re-invent the chop. I have found some of the old threads, but not a lot of useful info on the actual process. PLEASE DON'T turn this into a whos chops are better thread. Let that old dog lie....lol. Any Chop glass is near impossible to find and I would have taken whichever I found. I just happened to find Nixons available.
Excited to be back messing with Fieros ! Cant wait to roll again!!
Mike and stu started installing the windows to chop the car to the windows. With the seals out take nore of how the original windows line up, then after you've cut it and you have your chopped windows installed you manipulate the window track alighnment and metal to make them line up like the original. You should be super carefull when welding, stu had the windows in the doors when welding and sparks made their way in, pitting the glass.
I would go tempered just for strength, in a roll over the rear window will most likely be too small to escape so it's not really necessary if you're worried about that but you need a window that won't go into shards and cause deep lacerations.
Glass got here undamaged !! Yayyy ! Car is tore down and the process has begun. Today after 2.5 hours of fighting with getting the rear glass out without use of a hammer or brick, I had an idea...went out to my van, grabbed my HF multitool and put in a 1.5" metal blade and cut the window free from the inside, took 10 minutes !!