removing rear quarter window from part-out Avant
brett at cloud9.net
Thu Jul 22 12:52:16 EDT 2004
At 9:32 AM -0700 7/22/04, Dan DiBiase wrote:
>Then Brett said:
>Kind of surprising- I would have thought the stuff would be safety
>glass and hence crack, but not "explode".
>So Dan sez:
>I thought that was the point behind safety glass - no big pieces
>left to slice open the skin.......?
Ah, I see- the side windows are tempered safety glass, and yes,
they're designed to shatter into little bits. This helps rescuers
and the car radio black market ;-)
Used to be that windshield glass, when it was made of plate glass,
would simply get punched out- say, by someone's head going through
the windshield, making a hole with extremely sharp edges. This would
have extremely unfortunate consequences for someone not wearing a
seatbelt, when the person's body ceased forward/upward movement and
fell down/back into the car. I believe the term was "the glass
necklace of death".
Laminated safety glass was the solution to that- but I didn't realize
the side windows were tempered, not laminated. So...nevermind! Back
to your regularly scheduled program.
"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin
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