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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:26 pm    Post subject: 71 Bay windshield Reply with quote

Searching for a replacement for my 71 windshield,A CLEAR replacement.The safelite folks had only green tint with the blue glare bar at the top.This is getting frustrating.Any sources you guys have?Thank you
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:41 pm    Post subject: Re: 71 Bay windshield Reply with quote

the "tint" is kind of unavoidable these days. the "bar" across the top is called a shade line. find one without a shade line.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:07 am    Post subject: Re: 71 Bay windshield Reply with quote

the clear clear ones are probably going to be cheap Chinese with distortion. You might look for a green tint without the shade line. The benefit is that it has less glare and not as much heat comes thru on hot days. Call around to other than safelite.

I saw this ad http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1788643
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:17 am    Post subject: Re: 71 Bay windshield Reply with quote

I have green tint on some of my side widows, and no tint anywhere else. I don't really notice it unless I take a really nicely lit photo from the side. Some people here know how picky I am too....

I say go for the better quality green over the clear that doesn't fit correctly.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:51 pm    Post subject: Re: 71 Bay windshield Reply with quote

SGKent wrote:
the clear clear ones are probably going to be cheap Chinese with distortion. You might look for a green tint without the shade line.

I saw this ad http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1788643


If you look closely at the bottom of the stickers on the glass it says "Made in China".
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:42 pm    Post subject: Re: 71 Bay windshield Reply with quote

I just put this windshiled in my crew cab. I had a local glass shop order it. IIRC, it was about $130 and I paid $70 for them to install it. I bought the seal years ago but I think it was a West Coast Metric seal. I wasn't there for the installation but they said it went in easily with no grinding required. It is lightly tinted but no heavy tint strip across the top. Absolutely no distortion that I can see. No leaks, fits well. I am very happy with it. Here is some good reading on the topic:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=655586&highlight=windshield
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=650764&highlight=windshield

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:30 pm    Post subject: Re: 71 Bay windshield Reply with quote

I have installed several of the FW 00201 type, with a minor tint overall and no shade stripe. All no problem, and under $100 apiece.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:31 am    Post subject: Re: 71 Bay windshield Reply with quote

i just had a cheap Chinese windshield put in last week. I see no issue with it except that I can tell it's thinner. no tinting.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:54 am    Post subject: Re: 71 Bay windshield Reply with quote

I had the PGW (tinted, no stripe) installed 6 years ago. The bus lives outside 24/7. I have had no problems with it.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:40 am    Post subject: Re: 71 Bay windshield Reply with quote

I had a windshield installed in a car yesterday. The glass tech said he's aware of no USA companies making windshield glass anyone. They all sold out to either the Chinese or Koreans. He said most of the glass he get to install in cars today is made in China.

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