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Need 240z Windshield - without blue tint


I am looking for as high a quality and as nice a condition windshield as I can get my hands on for the car I am restoring.  I am not interested in the new ones from Motorsport or the new one's on eBay - the ones with the blue strip of tint along the top border.  Also, I am not interested in settling yet for one that has high miles and lots of "sand pitting".  Anyone holding onto a really nice spare that when you really think about it, you aren't going to end up using after all?  Willing to pay top dollar for the right one.     

Garrett


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  • Date
    06/20/2020
  • Price
    $500.00
  • Category
  • Year
    1971
  • Model
    240z

 

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I think there are few original windscreens tinted left.. They were replaced after all these years..?   All 240z's in europe were with blue tint..  I believe those in the States had untinted when specially ordered untinted!  So there are VERY very VERY few delivered that way.. I think it's more easy to find a needle in a GIANT haystack!

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The folks at  Vintage Glass have the correct windshield WITHOUT the blue tint. I think a couple of members in Arkansas have used them and two more buddies in my immediate area are in the process of ordering. Check with VG regarding a drop-ship to a glass dealer in your area to reduce shipping costs.

https://www.vintageglass.com/

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An update from Vintage Glass:

Doug said, “Tell  your friends we only have a few windshields remaining for the 240Z that don’t have a blue shade band and we’re not getting any more.”

 

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Hmmm.  Here in Phoenix we've always been able to get new windshield glass from any local installer. I guess I'd better check to see if that's still true (as I was going to say to the OP "why don't you just get a new windshield from one of your glass guys?"). In the past I've been able to get windshields either way, but I haven't bought in the last year or so.

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A timely post on windshields.   Last year I replaced my original pitted windshield with a oem green tint, no blue top band replacement manufactured by Fuyao Glass.  Fuyao is a large oem manufacturer with plants here and overseas.  I discovered that Vintage Glass sources the Fuyao windshields and re-sells them.  The total cost with shipping was very high, so after much research, I found a very large glass distributor in Tulsa that had them in stock and picked it up at their warehouse.

Very recently, a group of us, including a notable member in Austin purchased a number of the Fuyao S30 windshields.  We discovered that this distributor had a total of 9 in various warehouses around the country.  We purchased all of their existing inventory, and after they arrived, picked them up.  At this point are all are spoken for.   The distributor indicated that they had no idea when or if they would ever be manufactured again.  This is what drove our decision to purchase all of the inventory.

I took a quick picture after unloading them last weekend...

Fuyao.jpg

 

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