removing rear quarter window from part-out Avant

Brett Dikeman brett at
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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