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Hot Rods Recomendations for flat glass

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Binkman, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Binkman
    Joined: Nov 4, 2017
    Posts: 260


    I am looking for input on glass for my '34 project.
    I used Chris Blattie and Bob's Classic Glass in the past and both are now unstisfactory.
    Any suggestions for quality work are appreciated.
    Thank you.
  2. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,561


    Try your local glass guy.
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  3. I use a local glass shop myself. HRP
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  4. Where are you?

  5. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,833

    from oregon

    And, if you don't have a pattern yet, make sure to use Masonite instead of cardboard.
  6. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,752


    X2 on a local glass house. But if you don't have one I used this guy for the windshield and side windows on my '39 p/u. Totally satisfied with his work and price and he does ship.

    (888) 876-1116
  7. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,436


    Local shops have crazy prices
  8. jw1953*123
    Joined: Feb 12, 2009
    Posts: 8

  9. jaw22w
    Joined: Mar 2, 2013
    Posts: 1,208

    from Indiana

    Yeah they do. I bought locally for my T coupe. Windshield, 2 door windows, 2 quarter windows, and rear glass. Windshield installed in frame. Door riser channels installed on door windows. $180.00 Can't beat that.
  10. Rusty Heaps
    Joined: May 19, 2011
    Posts: 762

    Rusty Heaps

    local here is still reasonable.
  11. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 48,666


    If you're not satisfied with the work of a few shops, maybe it's time to learn how to do it yourself, and get the necessary equipment. Should be a fun learning experience.
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  12. dwollam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
    Posts: 1,323


    I use Bobs Classic Auto Glass and will buy from him again and again. Always been great.

  13. Don't know where you are, but DO NOT, under ANY circumstances, use Vintage Glass, Lawrenceville, GA! Slow, cut wrong, forever to re-do, lots of hollow promises, still didn't fit!

    I learned the following from having to go it alone and bad experience from Vintage Glass.
    Maybe you can benefit.

    Install the vertical felts temporarily, and cut a Masonite or Luan pattern that you can raise and lower by hand. Trim or sand edges for a perfect fit. One side CAN vary from the other.
    Find a local or nearby glass shop who does flat, laminated plate. It can be edge sanded for a perfect fit. If you or the glass guy insists on tempered, make sure it matches your pattern dead nuts. It can't be edge sanded.
  14. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,367

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    Jim's Glass in Livermore has done most of my glass pieces I needed.

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