What have you done to your Land Cruiser this week?

pb4ugo

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It looks like your original windshield was not tempered (safety glass) by the way it fractured.
And I believe windshields need to be made from tempered glass these days.
I had to design a custom piece of tempered glass at work and found out the hard way that tempered glass cannot be cut.
Your least expensive option is to find someone that stocks one for your vehicle like Safelite. Even cheaper if you had glass replacement in your insurance.
But if that is not the case, you will need to start with annealed temperable glass, cut it to size, and then have it tempered.
This is not that expensive but most glass shops do not have a tempering furnace.
But if you look around in your area, you should be able to find one that does and will cut it to size too.
I know of a place in Tucson but shipping may be an issue.
Im pretty sure fed regulations require windshields to be made out of laminated glass. It suppose to stay together when broken. The 1st layer also takes the initial impact. Tempered glass shatters into small bits, and would fly in the face of the driver while going down the highway.
 
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Alex Waddell

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Im pretty sure fed regulations require windshields to be made out of laminated glass. It suppose to stay together when broken. The 1st layer also takes the initial impact. Tempered glass shatters into small bits, and would fly in the face of the driver while going down the highway.
I stand corrected. I found this here "Also, like laminated glass tempered glass is found in vehicles. While laminated glass is used in the windshield, tempered glass is required for use in car rear windows and passenger seat windows. "
 
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I stand corrected. I found this here "Also, like laminated glass tempered glass is found in vehicles. While laminated glass is used in the windshield, tempered glass is required for use in car rear windows and passenger seat windows. "
Always laminated glass for the front windshield. With tempered glass, it doesn’t take much for a decent sized rock at 60mph to turn the windshield into a million glass fragments all headed towards your face.
 

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While driving down the freeway yesterday a rock hit the top edge of the windshield :mad:. It knocked top of the windshield out going 65mph. Just a loud bang and more ventilation, I just kept driving home. Now looking for a new windshield:(

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Cruiser Corps. Because Land Cruiser businesses go the extra mile and get you the parts that can't be found elsewhere.
I was looking at that today. Free shipping also.
 
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