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Hello,
anyone got a windshield (at a reasonable price) that would fit my 1980 230G? I need one ASAP...
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Harald,
do I need a pattern or something? I've never ordered a windshield before...I assume you refer to an auto glass place?
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One more question: is the windshield size and shape the same as the new American G500?
I don't have a clue how to order one of these never having needed to do it before.
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http://www.89glass.com/states2/illinois/waukegan.html?tc=1
Check that link. call them and I am sure they will help best of luck.
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Gkase - 3/11/2005 8:00 PM

One more question: is the windshield size and shape the same as the new American G500?
I don't have a clue how to order one of these never having needed to do it before.
George
Size wise they are identical. However, you don't want to have to pay for the rain sensor.

I had to do a windshield on my preMBUSA G500 last year. Price for MBUSA glass, ex installation, was about $1,000, if I remember. I got one installed at Europa for a little less than $300.
 

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i believe it's the exact same shape for all years, and replacing the seal while at it is good, and if you just have one cut, make sure they use automotive safety glass. I can't remember if there's a name for the glass, but it's been talked about in previous posts
 

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Europa's quote to me for it was $300 for windshield and $150 for shipping and $125 for packing and insurance....that's why I'm looking...
Local MB dealer tried to order a $185 catalog listing for me but was told Europa has exclusive at their prices (just FYI...not complaining just FYI)
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Bill, I will check out the link which is local I think!
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ewalberg - 3/11/2005 6:29 PM
I can't remember if there's a name for the glass, but it's been talked about in previous posts
Windshields are laminated glass - two layers of glass with mylar or some similar plastic in between. Side and rear glass are tempered - and shatter into popcorn sized bits, (unless you have had them tinted or otherwise laminated.) Is that what you were thinking of Erik, or was it a more esoteric term?

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George,

I just had the one replaced on my 99 G500. It came with the following 460 part number. It has no rainsensor etc.

4606710510 - my local Novus glass place ordered it and it cost $280. Shipping was about $150 to Alaska.

As long as you have the old glass, a glass place should be able to cut you one as Harald mentioned.

Good luck - I replaced that glass once one on that truck . It took 5 weeks to get it from Germany and cost $400 or so as I recall. That was back when the local glass guys didn't have a G500 in their data base.

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Adam,
Indeed that helps enormously! These days, parts guys are LOST without a model and year...I had thought my body shop guys had desroyed and thrown away the broken windshield but discovered yesterday that it was merely cracked so I will be able to get it cut locally for less than $100...no need to pay the piper this time! Tomorrow I'll try your part number and see if that solves it even easier. Thanks very much! Oh, and wait til you see your old truck...It is being painted black and looks awesome...I can't believe how rust free it was when all the parts were taken off of it...I'll post pics when it's done
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Make sure they use the right thing

Ask for AS-1 Safety Plate - it's tougher (thicker) than AS-2 and fits the G seal fine. Also ask them to cut from a corner that lets you have the "bug" or glass safety certification mark, in the lower left corner of your windshield.

Only difference in mine getting it cut locally was the local guy didn't have the bronze tint that MB used in factory glass, so I got standard green tint. Not a biggie to me, but the difference between front and side window "color" is noticable to me if I'm "looking".

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I have 3 spares in my shed I could mail them from England for less than half of Europas price.
A new one fitted in uk with heat cote and top tint is around 150 squid which = $300 approx.
 

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Thanks for the offer 4x4 Rancher...I got it cut locally for $100US
which is reasonable...Cheers!
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Gkase - 3/16/2005 11:49 AM

Thanks for the offer 4x4 Rancher...I got it cut locally for $100US
which is reasonable...Cheers!
George
How'd you manage that? Local glass shop cut from a flat panel?
 

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Dutch,
exactly that...I brought in the cracked but whole existing windshield and he used it as a pattern to cut the new one...official safety glass with safety mark in lower left hand corner...It took me a while to find a glass shop that still would or could cut glass to order...most are the "what year and model, buddy" types.
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There is a windshield for sale at http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7962108523&category=33684&sspagename=WDVW.
It,s for a 500g, so i don't know if it will fit.
 
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