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BRADFORD, ONT

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I thought it would be a good time to replace the front windshield on my 1954 Caddy ... before I finish putting all the trim back on that I removed to install vintage air last summer ...

Its not cracked / chipped or scored ... but I do have a foggy area on the passenger side ... that looks like $#@% ...

Looking for recommendations for a shop that can replace the windshield on the older 50's era cars ...

Prefer in the Toronto to Barrie area  corridor if possible ... to save a lot of travelling time ...

I'd appreciate any recommendations ... good or bad  some of you have  ...

 

 



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Get a new w/strip for windshield before you do this, as old one will be hard as nails & will likely have to be "cut' out & will make installing "new' w/shield much easier & less chance of "bustin" the glass!!!

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If you get a new w/strip for the windshield it is easy to replace it yourself. I did my own on my 51 Chev with new w/strips and glass and it was not that hard to do. I went on line and looked up the way to do it and where to seal it and have had no problems. It only took about a half hour to do once the old one was out and everything was cleaned up and ready to go.

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I didn't really understand 'Ground Pounder's original reply ... a business name with no number to research ... and a name and number without any further information ...

The 54 / 55 / 56 Caddy's are a bit of a tough install ... definitely not a learning project ... there is A LOT of chrome trim around the windshield ... as well as the overhang on the roof at the front to complicate things on the Series 62 ...

I've done a couple of 'simple' windshields myself ... a 38 Nash and a 54 GMC pickup ... both same rubber gasket and flat glass ... and wouldn't hesitate to do a similar one again ... but these mid 50's Caddy's are beyond my skills ...

Definitely something best handled by a pro ... even if I remove the chrome trim to give him the access to replace the windshield ...

The brochure below gives an idea of the chrome and overhang above the window ...

 

 



-- Edited by DavidP on Friday 15th of April 2016 07:44:51 PM



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I haven't understood any of Ground Pounder's replies!!

Try Auto glass Plus [AGP] in Newmarket, the owner is Larry [not exactly Mr. Personality].

Always done a good job for me, he's been at it a long time, definitely a car enthusiast.



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I'll try giving him a call or dropping by next week ...

This windshield 'may' be a little harder (expensive) to replace than most of them ...  

Was just out for a drive today ... first time this season ...

It started up easily ... ran well ... and the A/C I installed last summer seems to be WORKING well  ... smile

Just took a quick picture a few minutes ago ... I think you can see why I would be reluctant to attempt putting that windshield in myself ... no



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just a thought, being in bradford i would maybe go over to the guild and get a price on the job explaining what all you get for that price. then i might shop the other guys till you find one your comfortable with and the price is right. i agree that windshield would be harder to come by for a nice one.

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Thanks to Model A Guy for the suggestion of Auto Glass Plus in Newmarket (AGP) ...
I had Larry install my new windshield yesterday ...
A very nice difference ...
It turned into a pretty tough job for that install ... mainly getting all the window trim off ... but I'm pretty happy with the result ...
Who would of guessed all those little screws ... for all that window trim would rust in so solid after only 60+ years ...
Larry had a very busy day ...

Shag766 ...

I can honestly say that I never gave a thought going to the Guild to put in a windshield ...
NOT a single thought about going there ...
But 'maybe' you were just trying to stir the pot a little to see if I took the bait ... NOT



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Glad it worked out for you Dave!!

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DavidP wrote:


Thanks to Model A Guy for the suggestion of Auto Glass Plus in Newmarket (AGP) ...
I had Larry install my new windshield yesterday ...
A very nice difference ...
It turned into a pretty tough job for that install ... mainly getting all the window trim off ... but I'm pretty happy with the result ...
Who would of guessed all those little screws ... for all that window trim would rust in so solid after only 60+ years ...
Larry had a very busy day ...

Shag766 ...

I can honestly say that I never gave a thought going to the Guild to put in a windshield ...
NOT a single thought about going there ...
But 'maybe' you were just trying to stir the pot a little to see if I took the bait ... NOT


 i wasn't meaning to have the guild do it but get a price and ask them what all was involved with the job so you would have that info for when you went shopping elsewhere. i can only imagine their price for it but when you talked to others you would have a idea if they knew what was up.  good for you getting it done and you are happy with it.         

 i wasn't stirring any pot just getting some info on how and they should know and around the corner also.      rick

 



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