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Old August 9th, 2008, 07:11 PM
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I'm driving along today at about 40 mph, I hear a pop, and in front of me there is no wind shield left, it broke into a million pieces, all over me and My dog!
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1) what the h#@$ happened? 2)where do I get a new one? 3) how hard is it to put in corrrectly?

As a bonus, I'm 70miles from home! I always wanted to know what it would feel like with the screen down anyway!
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Old August 9th, 2008, 07:48 PM
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Grab a local yellow pages, look under auto-glass or windshields. Pretty common shops actually, and many will come to YOU to do the install.

But, if you have comprehensive insurance, I'd check with them first. You may have coverage for it.

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Old August 9th, 2008, 08:19 PM
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it was the same company as the rest of the glass, but it was a 1985 gray market truck
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Sounds like someone installed a piece of tempered glass as your windshield. The windshield is supposed to be laminated safety glass, but all of the others should be tempered.

-Jeff
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Old August 9th, 2008, 08:54 PM
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Bad News, ... it is Saturday night.
Good News, you should file a claim with the insurance company. Tell them you need a heated windscreen.
Rovers North can get you one (or may stock them), but make sure to read the thread about the military version verses the consumer version of heated, the military takes more juice and requires some special wiring.
Since you are up north, I would say a heated windscreen would be worth its weight in gold!

Either way, you are probably a few days out on install.

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Old August 9th, 2008, 10:21 PM
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Tempered non laminate glass windsheild. Whomever put that in should be drawn and quartered. Thats dangerous as hell. Glad you and the dog weren't injured.
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So that was definetly aftermarketn you think?
It was pretty f'd up glass everywhere and it looked like there were glass fibers floating around.
How tough is it to put in a new one?
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Tempered non laminate glass windsheild. Whomever put that in should be drawn and quartered. Thats dangerous as hell. Glad you and the dog weren't injured.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 01:32 AM
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The thread that was indicated was specific to 110's........is the setup for the 110 the same as 90 NAS?

Do they use the same glass??

Looks like this is the part number... RRC7310.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 08:16 AM
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The thread that was indicated was specific to 110's........is the setup for the 110 the same as 90 NAS?

Do they use the same glass??

Looks like this is the part number... RRC7310.
which thread is that?



Nashville mentioned the heated window for the front, do you think its worth the $300 extra?
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all defender's use the same windsheild frame and gasket. Some 110's have heated glass. With the right glass tools anyone can install a windheild. For $70 I always get a pro to come do it.

FYI- Eric @ Atlantic British has cheap windsheilds if you don't want to ugrade to a heated one from RN.
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which thread is that?



Nashville mentioned the heated window for the front, do you think its worth the $300 extra?

Tom,

Here is the thread http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=12013

I plan on doing the upgrade sometime in the next 2 months before winter sets in.....live in Chicago.
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The culprit!

Here's the window, I hope you can read backwards.
It does seem to match the rest of the windows.

What are the big benefits to the heated window? I can figure out a few of the obvious ones.
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What year did they start mandating saftey glass? Maybe it was later in the UK?
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What are the big benefits to the heated window? I can figure out a few of the obvious ones.
Almost instantaneous fog clearing. You'll never see ice in the winter again.
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Where does one get a heated windshield? I need to replace mine also.
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Even series trucks have laminated windshields. The Idea is that if a rock cracks it, it will chip or spiderweb, but it stays intact and doesnt shower the driver with glass. The reason the rest of the windows are tempered is so that when they break, there aren't any large impailng shards.

To be honest I didnt think it was possible to get a tempered windshield. I wonder if the previous owner found a discount bus type side window that was the same size.

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But it is the Same brand as all the other windows!
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Old August 10th, 2008, 04:48 PM
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I assume horizontal lines go across the windshield, similar to how rear windows would? If so, how annoying is that?
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Old August 10th, 2008, 05:11 PM
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They are actually very fine vertical wires in the glass. You have to focus on the glass to see them.
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Final thoughts

Got the Windscreen in, thanks Eric at AB. Real Good price easy to install, $109 for the window, $40 bucks to get put in. Decided not to go heated! Thanks for all the Advice.

Some observations re:driving without a wind shield for three days.

The truck ran a bit hotter!

A lot of shit hits wear the W/S should be.

Don't make observations about people in Parking Lots, sound travels when there is no windshield.

You can smell everything.
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Don't make observations about people in Parking Lots, sound travels when there is no windshield.

You can smell everything.
I also find that driving around with the top and door glass off my rig. Smelling something burning - I always start to stress that's it's my 90 but has turned out to be something completely different - so far.

You also notice how loud some tires are on other vehicles. Those stock Rubi's M/T's make some noise.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 09:09 PM
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You also notice how loud some tires are on other vehicles. Those stock Rubi's M/T's make some noise.
Very strange on the highway. haha. You never realize just how loud other cars actually are at highway speeds.
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