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Unread 12-19-2001, 05:03 PM   #1
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fiberglass vs. oem steel windshield frames?

Does anyone have some good or bad stories that might help me to decide upon either buying a fiberglass windshield frame or an oem, Mopar one? The price difference doesnt matter that much since I think I can get them for about the same price... Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Unread 12-19-2001, 06:17 PM   #2
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Well the fiber one wont rust, and if it gets damaged all you have to do is a layup on it.
It should be less heavy than the metal one.
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Unread 12-19-2001, 09:11 PM   #3
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Might not be an issue in your case, but my windshield frame gets smacked by too many tree limbs and what not to use fiberglass. I also live in Socal so rust isn't an issue.
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Unread 12-19-2001, 09:43 PM   #4
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I just bought the steel windshield frame for $100 from quadratec. I wouldn't get the fiberglass becuase of the durability. If money wasn't a issue, I would buy a kevlar frame. BTW if you plan on a light bar, you cant use a fiberglass, this is why I bought the steel. The steel replacemen uses heavier guage steel, and I like the quality. Up here in michigan Rust is a huge issue, I wouldn't spend my money on something I wasn't confident in. Good luck
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Unread 12-20-2001, 07:30 AM   #5
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Excellent! I was wary of buying a replacement frame becuase I heard a horror story from a guy who bought one from JC Whitney. He said it was flimsy and thin and his wipers kept bending the frame when he turned them on. I usually shop at quadratec and your info is good news. Thanks.

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I just bought the steel windshield frame for $100 from quadratec... The steel replacemen uses heavier guage steel, and I like the quality.
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Unread 12-20-2001, 09:14 PM   #6
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I bought an excellent windshield frame out of a salvage yard. I prefer used OEM to new aftermarket for parts such as this. If you're lucky the glass might still be good. I painted it myself and clear coated it. It all looks good as new.
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