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sopwith21

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Hi everyone;

Got an early 74 260z with a cracked windshield. A local glass specialist will install a new windshield for me at a reasonable price (don't wanna do it myself), but he cannot find or order the actual windshield. He says it's not even listed in his book.

Where can I find a windshield for this car? Will a 73 240z windshield fit? I want it to look and fit properly. I've got the guy ready to install it... now all I need is to find the right windshield at a decent price.

Any help, parts sources or advice would be appreciated. Starting from scratch here. Thank you!

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Any S30 240Z 260Z 280Z windshield will fit-they are the same 1969-1978!

The Local GlassMasters delivered and put one in a 240Z for me recently for $150 inclusive. Took a day to order and get in.

Will

PS: Just in case it needs to be said, a 280ZX windshield will not fit!

Edited by hls30.com
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The PPG part number is FW 241. 70-78 240-260-280Z

Weather strip from Precision is WCR 241 (no co-incidence) Nissan Weather strip PN 72610 N3700

Now maybe he can find it...

Edited by zKars
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I just like to use period-correct parts and such when I have to replace things. It always seems funny to see a digital CD-receiver in a model T. Sometimes you don't really have a choice when you have an out-of-production car that's not American-made.

Edited by TomoHawk
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  • 4 weeks later...
Is it OK to have the blue tinting across the top? I don't think my original had it, because I feel strange looking through the new one (from PPG.) I suppose most (judges) won't care, unless you are trying for the gold award

I'm trying for the checkered flag award. ;)

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I just like to use period-correct parts and such when I have to replace things. It always seems funny to see a digital CD-receiver in a model T. Sometimes you don't really have a choice when you have an out-of-production car that's not American-made.
Sometimes you don't really have a choice when you have and out-of-production car that IS American-made, like my El Camino.
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  • 1 year later...

Well, this just gets better and better... now the glass company says PPG (which has been bought out and is no longer PPG) does not carry this windshield any more and I need to find one from another source.

Any ideas? Thanks!

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Jiminy Christmas!!!!! $525 for windshield and gasket delivered? Ouch.

Thank you for the option. At least I have one now... better than no ideas at all. I'll do it if I have to, but man alive, surely there's a cheaper alternative. I'll hit up Ebay later tonight, too. Thanks again!

Anyone else got an ideeer?

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I ran with cracked glass for a long time, but last year they freaked out and demanded it be replaced. I asked them if uncracked aftermarket glass was as strong as OEM with a crack, and if aftermarket glass was the same gauge, weight and safety, and of course they had no clue.

Remember, it's not about safety... its about obedience. ;)

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70 78 Datsun 240Z 260z 280z Front Windshield | eBay

I bought one from this guy and had it shipped to me in hawaii. It survived because he did a heluva good job crating it. The

glass he sold was like brand new. he did a good job finding

the cheapest shipper too.

also might use car-part.com and look for dismantler in your area

Edited by hr369
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