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Old 02-08-2019, 12:31 PM
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Wondering what this may cost me?

My truck will have a 2 piece front flat glass windshield, 2 side windows and a small mail slot back window.
Found a shop in town to do it but they wont even give me a ballpark cost till its in their shop.
Any idea what this may cost before I haul it down to someones shop? Ballpark estimate works.
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Old 02-08-2019, 02:27 PM
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For my '41 Ford PU I think I paid $65 for each side of windshield, didn't have side glass & had a plexiglass back window!

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Old 02-08-2019, 02:46 PM
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Bob's Classic Auto Glass, over in Oregon, makes custom glass and may give you a rough estimate. I have been pleased with their standard glass.
http://www.bobsclassicautoglass.com/
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Old 02-08-2019, 03:08 PM
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Wondering what this may cost me?

My truck will have a 2 piece front flat glass windshield, 2 side windows and a small mail slot back window.
Found a shop in town to do it but they wont even give me a ballpark cost till its in their shop.
Any idea what this may cost before I haul it down to someones shop? Ballpark estimate works.
I'm near Edmonton and I think I spent about $250-400 on my glass (it was several years ago I don't remember completely) and installed it myself, including the v-butt windshield urethaned in. Why are you planning on taking your truck down to the glass shop? Just cut templates, have them make the glass and install it yourself.
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Old 02-08-2019, 03:15 PM
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Bob's Classic Auto Glass, over in Oregon, makes custom glass and may give you a rough estimate. I have been pleased with their standard glass.
http://www.bobsclassicautoglass.com/
I just bought all the standard glass for my 47 Ford truck from Bob's also and I'm very happy with their customer service and price. Both clear windshields, both smoked door glasses and smoked rear window $260 shipped.
Bob's door and rear glass are tempered and the front is safety.
I had windows cut at a shop I've used locally for my 37 GMC and it was priced comparatively to Tripper, all of it was safety glass there.
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:14 PM
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Wondering what this may cost me?

My truck will have a 2 piece front flat glass windshield, 2 side windows and a small mail slot back window.
Found a shop in town to do it but they wont even give me a ballpark cost till its in their shop.
Any idea what this may cost before I haul it down to someones shop? Ballpark estimate works.
Find another shop. I recently spoke to a local guy who quoted $500 for all the glass in my buddy's '37 coupe project, installed. I thought that was cheap and I asked every question you can think of... short version... he said, "It's all flat glass. We do it all the time, it's quick, easy and flat glass is cheap. I can charge you more if you like."

That said, the owner is a hot rod guy and probably the only shop in town who does this kind of work regularly. I'd think there's somebody in Calgary who can help you. Ring some phones until you hear logic and common sense on the other end...

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Old 02-09-2019, 07:00 AM
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I agree with Doc - I had all 6 windows cut and installed in my Graham for about that kind of money. Mind you, I'd made templates ahead of time, he'd cut the glass and we waited until he had a slow day in his shop. I ran the car up to him, he installed everything and I brought it home the next day and we were both happy!
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:53 AM
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Just bought all the flat glass from Bob's for my Stude Sedan for $400. That was for 8 pieces and a truck is going to be far less. However, any auto glass place can cut it for you.
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:59 PM
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I guess I could do it myself, just donít know the tolerances, or dimensions/type of window trim. So I wouldnít know where to start.
I wasnít sure if it would be $1000+ for custom glass or $500ish
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:19 PM
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Can anyone tell me what kind or what style window seal i would use?
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