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Old 07-01-2010, 07:24 AM   #1
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replacing windows - glass, lexan, tempered glass?

The glass is missing in the front window of my newly purchased '61 Bambi and the back window is hazy plexiglass. The windows are flat and rectangular - no special curves or shapes. I have searched the forums and found recommendations for regular glass, lexan, and tempered glass for replacing windows. What are the pros and cons for each type?

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Old 07-01-2010, 08:07 AM   #2
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front windows have a lot of pressure on them, lexan will flex, or blow out... go with glass of some kind....

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Glass is probably the best all around. If you don't have a rock guard to cover the front window Plexiglass is a good choice as it won't brake if a rock hits it. Well most of the time.

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There are a couple of places on the internet that will make tempered glass of any shape, size, and specification and send it to you for a reasonable price, either with a DOT safety brand or without as you wish. That's what I'd do.
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:08 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. I think that I will go with tempered glass. Are there any problems using tempered glass on windows that open and close? I also need to replace some of the jalousie windows on the door - any problems with tempered glass there?
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