GS glass options

Discussion in 'The "Paper Trail"' started by Rob Swenton, Apr 16, 2020.

  1. Rob Swenton

    Rob Swenton Well-Known Member

    Hello everyone
    Another question about my 70 GS 455 restoration. When inspecting the glass I have on the car I noticed that I have a windshield with no manufacture codes, so I am sure this is an after market replacement from some time in this cars past. However upon inspection of the rest of the glass pieces I noticed that 3 of them are PPG glass and the other 2 are LOF glass.
    Reading several of the posts on this forum I learned that cars made in Framingham (which mine is one of) typically used PPG for logistical reasons.
    Using PPG and LOF date codes shows all of the pieces on my car date to July of 1969 which is correct for my car which has a build date of September of 1969.
    Is it possible that my car did indeed get made with both types? I am sure assembly lines needing to be kept going meant that parts were used from any location possible to keep things rolling. I just want confirmation from the group that this is possible and maybe any members can chime in with mixed glass of their own.
    I want to get a few of the pieces new and there is a place called Auto City Classic that has the rights to LOF and they say they can recreate the exact etchings but I do not want to do this if LOF glass is just not possible for my car.
    Thank you
  2. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    I think we've learned to never say never. If the date codes all match, pretty good chance it came that way.
  3. Duane

    Duane Member

    Personally I have never seen LOF glass on a Framingham car. All the cars I have seen from there and from Linden NJ all had PPG glass.

    If it was my car I would try to get PPG etched on the new repro glass, instead of making even more pieces LOF.

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