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Re: type 44 windshield interchangeability

Most auto glass installers have mobile services, Henry.  You might check
with one of them about the charges for making the exchange with their
experience/tools/adhesive supplies.

Kneale Brownson

At 10:59 PM 7/26/99 -0600, Henry A Harper III wrote:
>Here's another little question for the group.
>My '91 200q has a cracked windshield - a little distracting driving around 
>in the sun.
>I happen to know of a totally trashed 85 5kt parts car with, surprisingly 
>enough, a nicely intact windshield.
>Yes, the VIN window is in a different place - newer one is close to 
>A-pillar, older one is more under driver's wiper. Let's say I scrape the 
>paint (that's all it is, right?) on the inside of the older windshield so 
>my VIN would be visible. And the newer windshield has an antenna, which I 
>am not currently using anyway thanks to a successful Bose-ectomy.
>The question(s): do professional glass installers have any better luck 
>removing glued-in windshields than the low rates reported here for DIYer's? 
>Are these glass pieces as dimensionally similar as they seem - would the 
>old one fit in the new car? Transport isn't much of a problem as only about 
>30 feet currently separate the two vehicles. Parts car is in the hands of a 
>private individual, think I can get a pretty good deal...
>Do this, don't dare do this? Any opinions?
>TIA yet again,
>Henry Harper
>1991 200 quattro, 105k, needs a wash and window tint as well, getting to 
>the door wires *real* soon now
>1988 GTI 16v, 198k, maybe a little too noisy to drive to Vail