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.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.
I stand corrected. I found this hereIm 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.
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.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. "Laminated glass and tempered glass are two safety glass options. Depending on your needs you'll want to know how these two products compare in relation to use and price. This article will review the differences so you can make a confident decision in the product you choose for your home windows.brennancorp.com
I was looking at that today. Free shipping also.Cruiser Corps. Because Land Cruiser businesses go the extra mile and get you the parts that can't be found elsewhere.Fits FJ40/45, BJ & HJ Series – 1965 – 12/1974 – DOT approved and stamped to pass inspection in all states - Made of high quality laminated safety glass – Manufactured exclusively for Cruiser Corps! From the middle, the windshield is approximately 50 in. x 15 1/2 in. Here are instructions for...cruisercorps.com