We understand the time and effort it takes to restore and maintain a classic or vintage car. It’s a fun and challenging project to restore a classic or vintage car. Whether you’re making additions or starting from scratch, it may be a good idea to replace the glass. Although the glass on your car may have been intact and well-maintained, changing technology and safety standards for glass have changed.
The safety glass of today is the result of cutting-edge technology that is designed to safeguard passengers in the event of an accident. Safety glass must be installed in every vehicle that needs a new window in order to maintain the highest level of safety. Using modern safety glass will not affect the value of your classic car in any way.
Classic Car Glass
Even though safety glass has been around for decades, some of the glass that was made to replace the original did not always meet automotive safety standards, especially if the owner of the vehicle did the work himself. It is essential to know what kind of glass is already present in your classic car before replacing any of it. Look for the tiny symbol that says “safety glass.” This is usually in the corner, where it’s easy to find. We can also help you locate this and determine the type of glass that is on your car.
If you have been restoring your classic car yourself and are thinking about installing the glass, there are a few things you should think about. To properly repair the channels and remove the old adhesive, it’s important to have the right tools. If you have never worked with automotive glass before, you might want to give it to one of our professionals instead of doing it yourself. When we install your door and windshield glass we take measures to prevent breakage and ensure that each piece is installed correctly.
We also warranty our work in addition to the warranty that comes with the glass itself. If you purchase glass and install it yourself, you run the risk of voiding the warranty if it is installed incorrectly.
In order for a new piece of glass to fit snugly in place, the area and seals around the glass need to be removed and prepped properly. Additionally, we will be able to set the glass and replace any hardware or trim that was taken out.
Old Glass Removal
Getting rid of the old glass can be dangerous, especially if it isn’t traditional safety glass. If regular plate glass was used, it may break while you try to remove it. Sometimes you come across an old car body that already has all of the glass broken off. In that case, you can bring it to us so we can clean the channels and grooves to remove any dirt or debris that might prevent the new window from properly sealing.
It is essential to store the glass in a safe location once it has been moved. Auto glass must be properly disposed of, and some dump sites may prohibit it. If you replaced your windshield on your own, you should contact your local recycling center or landfill to find out how to dispose of this kind of glass.
We Provide Custom-Made Windshields and Window Glass
We can make a custom window for cars or other vehicles whose structural modifications may have made it impossible to use the original glass. Even if your car has not been modified, you may still require custom-cut replacement windows.
Custom glass may also include the tiny vent windows, which are no longer present in more recent automobiles. The majority of these vent windows were triangular, but a few were oddly shaped. Quarter windows were also present in some classic cars. The quarter window is actually the window in the roof pillar at the back, though it is sometimes mistaken for a vent.
Trust the Experts at Valley Glass
The skilled staff at Valley Glass in Utah has extensive experience dealing with a wide range of auto glass requirements. We can replace and repair windows and windshields. We also know how important it is to meet your classic car’s specifications. We are able to supply you with precisely what you require and install it correctly the first time. Whether you require a conventional window or one that is made specifically to fit a modified body, we have what you need.
Let Us Take Care of Your Specialty Glass Repair In Utah And Idaho
Afraid we won’t have the specialty glass you need? Think again. With decades of auto glass repair experience beneath our belts, the experts at Valley Glass have custom-fit pieces for all make and model of vehicle including your vintage cars. You won’t find another auto glass company that will treat your project with such careful consideration. To find out more about our services and receive a quote, call us today.