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Old 10-07-2013, 06:14 PM
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I might be interested in placing an order, but would like to have someone involved answer the questions that have already been asked by others:

1. "Does he have the contour in what he makes or are they flat?"

2. "I can't make the meeting Warren--could you post a pic please? Thanks buddy."

I hope someone who wants this to proceed will take the time to respond to those requests.

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Old 10-07-2013, 07:15 PM
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Ok, here is some information about that hardtop glass.

I was one of the four people that bought the glass a couple of months ago.
CAT Member Lee negotiated a discount with Glass Maker Lee so I took the plunge.

Using a bathroom scale I found out 2 things- one, I could stand to lose 5 pounds and two, the rear glass hardtop window weighs 11.5 pounds.

I don't know what the plexi window weighs, that's still in the hardtop. To me the glass top seems pretty light but that's subjective.

I've attached some shots of the glass window and my hardtop that still has what feels like the original plexi rear window. The last picture shows the glass window sitting on top of the plexi window and it seems to be a perfect match. There aren't any gaps and the compound shape looks the same. Please use your own judgement.

I haven't spoken to anyone that is using this glass window in their hardtop yet.

Glass Lee has a tiger and posts to the tiger autotox web email list, it would be a good idea if he registered on the CAT forum and answered some of these questions.


Bob
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:51 PM
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Great pics--thanks for posting. I have been on the fence with this, but since I really don't use my hardtop (all restored except for rear glass) I have been using my money for other items.
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:09 AM
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Great pics--thanks for posting. I have been on the fence with this, but since I really don't use my hardtop (all restored except for rear glass) I have been using my money for other items.

You have to drive down here for the Cobra Style roll bar. Please consider the swap meet. Mi Sofa es Su Sofa, well maybe I can find a better spot. Ask MRS. if you can come out to play at the coming swap meet.

Oh and a couple other questions were asked and came thru Lee Pearl from Lee Glass. The glass comes with no AS1 or AS2 marking between the laminate. Our mfg. also builds custom glass for other megabuck cars so one does not have to come from Modena Italia for several 1000 dollars. The windows are made in a commercial kiln over his custom made mold system.
I'd like to know if Lee glass can make a local windshield with a reproduced mfg stamping as original. I know they are available from S.S. but want to avoid shipping and deal locally whenever possible.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:16 PM
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Warren--I put the CAT swap meet on the calendar, hopefully my busy schedule opens up by then.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:32 AM
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I will post when the glass is ready. Lee glass has two rears made but is a bit slow so it should be about a month for pickup. Lee
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:19 PM
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The four rear glass have been made and Lee is working on the side pieces. I will be contacting the interested people soon to make sure they still want the glass since I am fronting the money and don't want to get stuck with an extra. The out of State people will deal directly with Lee the glass guy. Lee
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:00 PM
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Default Plastic Weight and reconfirming interest

For the purpose of this thread,

Weight of plastic v. glass:

plastic windscreen is 5.2lbs (2.36kg).

Looking forward to updates and still...no rush for me. But, today was maybe the last day of "taking s--t off" So, at some point, I'll have to put it back together.

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Old 11-29-2013, 11:31 AM
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Rear Glass is finished and I will contact the interested parties. 4 sets side and rear. $350 No delivery. I will take the glass for the So Calif folks to my place in Newport Beach and will connect any that will needed to be shipped with Lee the glass guy. Thanks Lee
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:58 AM
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Hi Lee, Sorry I did not get on the list, but if there are any sets not claimed I would be interested. I'm in San Diego and would have no problem picking them up. I have an older set of side glass I never installed and sure would like to have the rear window - but a set would work since I have 2 cars.
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