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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2023 1:56 pm    Post subject: Windshield ending in D or F - difference? Reply with quote

Hi,

Looking to replace my windshield on my 71 bug.
In searching I see the VW# series of numbers ending in a letter, being "D" or "F".

Does anyone know the difference of these.
They seem to both fit the correct years, however it seems.. "F" gives products in non-US sites..

OF course am looking at quality differences..

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2023 2:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Windshield ending in D or F - difference? Reply with quote

Maybe the D is for laminated windshields, not a requirement in some countries, at least years ago.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2023 2:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Windshield ending in D or F - difference? Reply with quote

Thanks, very possible-
Will check on that if I can...

The one I am finding (F) is sold in the US, but still will check/
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2023 4:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Windshield ending in D or F - difference? Reply with quote

You could be right, the site I found with the glass ending in "F" is out of stock.. maybe this glass type is not preferred for safety or ...

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