Auto Glass For Classic Cars
Despite what the kids might think, cars were around when their parents were young. Glass had been invented by then and was even around during their grandparent's time. Sometimes it comes as a shock that anything cool existed before video games and cell phones, but classic cars are definitely cool. When windows need to be replaced, lovers of classic vehicles cannot always turn to the regular auto body repair shop where they get their 2011 Ford windows fixed. The right pieces of glass are not typically in stock, and not all windows fit every make and model of car.
Patterns for auto glass were different forty, fifty, and sixty years ago. There are special patterns for each type of vehicle which specialist auto glass replacement and repair shops have access to. Although tools used to cut this glass are more technically advanced compared to those which cut glass 50 and more years ago, the glass is cut precisely to fit into the windshield of an old-fashioned Desoto, Hudson, Studebaker, or other pre-1960 model. A number of auto body shops specializing in repairing old automobiles possess a library of patterns. If the one a customer wants is not available on-site, they will order the pattern. These professionals appreciate the beauty of an older vehicle and the history around its creation.
Many auto enthusiasts take care of their own cars and trucks, replacing or repairing hardware, rubber, and glass with skill and care. There are sites where they can find glass replacements for specific vehicle types, models, and years which will arrive pre-cut. Certain windshield replacement shops are particular enough to offer various types of glass since one style does not fit every project. For instance, choose a thickness of glass or a tint. Select tempered or laminated glass. Opt to have edging added. These might sound like small points, but they are important to someone who wants every detail of his classic car to line up with its original appearance, or for an individual creating a custom car who wants to recreate his first vehicle; the one that disappeared with his hair some years before.
If you are still uncertain about which company to give your business to, websites often post pictures of cars they have helped to restore. Use these to find out if a company seems to know what it is doing. Although there are specialist auto body outfits all over the country, finding exactly the right professional for the job is worth a road trip if you needed an excuse for one.
by: Keith Puetz