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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-26-2013, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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1970 Caprice Drivers Door Glass

I have a 1970 2 door hardtop Caprice with a busted drivers door glass. The passenger door has the white lettering in the corner that says:

Soft -Ray
Safety Flo-Lite
Solid Tempered
Dot 15 M74
LOF
AS - 2 LT

I have checked ebay and walked a junk yard or two. I have found glass but none that had the same white lettering?

Any suggestions on how or where to find replacement glass? maybe other glass that is compatible?

The glass appears to be tinted but I am not positive.
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Do a INTERNET search for Vintage or Classic auto glass. There are a lot of business's selling new glass for older cars. Its getting hard to find used parts for our cars, as not to many left.
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Do a INTERNET search for Vintage or Classic auto glass. There are a lot of business's selling new glass for older cars. Its getting hard to find used parts for our cars, as not to many left.
No kidding, the used parts usually are so hard to sell, that many wind up junking out. am considering that seriously now. anyhow, do have a set of used glass - both sides, quarters, and rear, from a 69 - 70 full size coupe. contact if interested.
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Do you know if the numbers and letters in the corner of the glass match those I listed earlier? As noted I found a lot of glass but none with the same numbers and letters in the corner as my car.
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It would be difficult to find an exact match, as part of those numbers are a date code. There are companies that will add the numbers you want to new glass that they sell.



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many wind up junking out. am considering that seriously now.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 02:33 PM
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I sell 65-66 used parts. The parts have to be useable, restorable,and priced reasonable. Anything left over and dosent sell I scrap it.
If you find a used side glass for your car, I recomend buying both sides so they match.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-08-2013, 05:52 PM
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1969's are different than 1970 glass. '69's use a scissor style regulator, while '70's have the tube the window slide and down on. Windows are then different.

I have a '70 Caprice where the passenger door glass was broken in a break in while it was on set for a movie shoot. That's when I discovered the passenger door wasn't original to the car. It has a different regulator than the driver's door and the two years would not interchange.
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