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Username Post: Windshield Thickness        (Topic#356884)
Liberty Valance 
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06-18-19 03:21 PM - Post#2768771    

Anyone know the thickness of the factory windshield? I have searched internet and only found one that listed as 6mm. Not sure if that is correct or correct for these trucks.

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gchemist 
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06-19-19 05:57 PM - Post#2768855    
    In response to Liberty Valance

Wow. You have a hard question to answer. You may want to call a windshield installation company. They would have info. Let me search for info.

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roger_27 
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Loc: Yo Mamaville, CA
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07-09-19 06:18 AM - Post#2770257    
    In response to gchemist

I'm pretty sure the windshield got thinner in '81 even if it remained the same shape. So i bet everyone goes by the 1981 spec.

I remember reading somewhere Chevrolet reduced the truck by like 300 lbs in the 1981 redesign by using thinner materials including glass.

1980 C20 -- If it fits in a compact parking space, IT AINT A TRUCK!
1959 4 door Impala -- "You bought your dad that car? it looks like the Batmobile"
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junkman104 
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07-11-19 04:08 AM - Post#2770438    
    In response to roger_27

Windshields 81 and newer are indeed thinner.



 
roger_27 
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07-14-19 12:28 PM - Post#2770679    
    In response to junkman104

I bet they are just all made that way now. I don't think the windshield thickness matters on the seal, not a small reduction. Or even if it did I bet the replacement seals are made to match the thinner windshield. I just doubt that anyone would make two types of seals and windshields when the truck is basically the same and one is cheaper to manufacture than the other

1980 C20 -- If it fits in a compact parking space, IT AINT A TRUCK!
1959 4 door Impala -- "You bought your dad that car? it looks like the Batmobile"
1977 Chrysler Cordoba -- It's a Mopar, but it's a nice looking Mopar!


 
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