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  • Custom Windshields for 1990-91 Coupe Quattro/S2 ?

    Hi all,

    Apologies if this isn't the right forum for this, I wasn't entirely sure where to put it.

    I have been searching for source for new windshields in North America for my 1990 coupe quattro that I'm building, and have had 0 luck.

    As a summary:

    Safelite - can't find the windshield, stated that audi no longer manufactures it.
    Viracon - Once made the windshield, but it looks like they no longer do.
    Pilkington - No longer makes automotive replacement glass

    So at this point, I'm looking at going to a custom windshield company and asking them to make these windshields from scratch. The cost of a mold varies from company to company ($2500-$3000), but once the mold is made, the cost to manufacture windshields goes down quite a bit.

    I wanted to gauge interest if anyone else is currently in need of a coupe quattro windshield and would be interested in sharing the cost of the mold? If there is, I want to do this the right way and get a small group together and either work with the manufacturer to get a group rate, or at least document an agreement and proceed from there.


    If there is any interest feel free to message me here,

    Ian

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    If you are in the US it's not going to be viable for us in the UK/EU due to shipping/import duties, etc. A forum member from the UK has had a few batches made previously, these had heated elements embedded too. Try contacting Terrybullwon on here as I'm sure he will advise you on any challenges/costs he had to get these made. Good luck
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    • #3
      Are you sure pilkington have stopped making them? I got a new screen no problems 3 years ago, yes they could have stopped since but it was not even the slightest struggle. Uk again...

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      • #4
        I’ve just had a new screen fitted during a bare metal respray , will see if I can find any manufactures markings on it

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        • #5
          rs2 coupe/anton on here imported loads of windscreens to america a while ago.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by steve briance View Post
            Are you sure pilkington have stopped making them? I got a new screen no problems 3 years ago, yes they could have stopped since but it was not even the slightest struggle. Uk again...
            I emailed and called them and the effectively told me that they can't help. It might be that in the UK they still do.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SteveH View Post
              If you are in the US it's not going to be viable for us in the UK/EU due to shipping/import duties, etc. A forum member from the UK has had a few batches made previously, these had heated elements embedded too. Try contacting Terrybullwon on here as I'm sure he will advise you on any challenges/costs he had to get these made. Good luck
              totally understandable haha. That's the same reason I haven't already sourced one from the UK. I will send him a message!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by david1980 View Post
                rs2 coupe/anton on here imported loads of windscreens to america a while ago.
                I will ask right now as that would be much simpler...

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