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Got a new project go check out feed, the car has shaved door handles and was chopped with sectioned roof about 10 years ago has passenger side stock door glass in it driver side is busted and front windshield is cracked and chipped, need to replace all three any ideas anyone? Will post pics soon 

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  Anyone following your project thread ....

 

will not know about questions asked and answered here. Someone in the future will read it and wonder how you solved most of your problems.

 

Front glass was probably not shortened but the A pillars just tilted back and the roof length (front to back) shortened. If this is so just get another stock front windshield. There have been good results cutting laminate glass with a water jet. Side windows and rear are tempered glass and impossible to cut after they are tempered. Tempered glass is designed to 'explode' into tiny nuggets if broken in any way. If needing glass place an ad here...  https://ratsun.net/classifieds/category/9-datsun-parts/

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Thanks and I figured I’m kinda ass out with the side glass, I was thinking possibly cutting acrylic or plexiglass for the side I’ll measure to see if the glass is stock size let’s hope for that 

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For the side windows you weld in filler panels at the front window frame to close the gap. This is how it was done on Abacab. They also were able to lay the A pillars back, by doing it this way they were able to use the stock size windshield.  

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It does give it a different look. I think it looks good and allows for a convenient solution for the side glass. However, it does change the look from what a “normal” Datsun looks like. Then again, so does the chop top...

 

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We have done a few chops and had custom windows made. I'm looking for the name of the people that did it for us. We had tinted door & quarter glass for a 1957 Bel Air done at a local glass shop. Will let you know when i find it.

 

Chopper Jim

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Much appreciated! After calling about 20 glass shops and then all saying no I started calling custom shops that do chops and I got ahold of a local guy that said he could do it it just hoping it don’t cost me too much... but it will

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If you have flat, not curved, side glass then use laminated safety glass.  It comes in flat sheets and can be cut and sides finished to eliminate splinters.  Glass replacement shops used to do this cut and grind as a routine service.

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On 4/1/2020 at 7:34 PM, LilDotty74 said:

Front windshield is curved side glass is flat 

If your side glass is flat, it isn’t factory. The factory glass is curved. 

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