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Old 04-18-2008, 11:35 AM
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Default FJ40 windshield

I know there is a ton of info on MUD, but wondered what you local 40 owners have done to get new windshields. The guy who is taking the 68 will need one, I need one, Ricardo needs one, a guy who contacted me via Craigslist needs one. I bet there are a few more. What say you experts?

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Old 04-18-2008, 11:48 AM
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Toyota.. flat glass for 40's is cheap and it's the right thickness for the gaskets. It's pretty easy to install with some string too.
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OEM Toyota was 110 and still available for some years. Safelight Auto Glass was 150 if I remember correctly.
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Toyota.. flat glass for 40's is cheap and it's the right thickness for the gaskets. It's pretty easy to install with some string too.
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So straight to Stevinson?
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I vote for genuine Toyota.

I measured a genuine Toyota windshield and it was .015-.025 thicker than either a custom-cut Safelite or Elite windshield, too. Beware that some shops charge a fortune if you 'bring your own glass' - so it may be $75 to install it, not $35. Ask your Toyota dealer who they use and see if they cannot finagle a better deal on the installation. Obviously, the shop has little margin if you bring your own glass.
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I called Stevenson and they can get the gaskets, but no longer have the windshields. Elite want $170 to put one in. I have not had time to call around and see if it can be done for less. I've heard that others have been able to find a glass shop that will cut one from a panel of safety glass, but here again I've not had time to research the local area to see if that is a possibility.
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I'll dig up the part number and call derek. I need one for my 64 and I know the early ones are still good so the late model ones have to be too. I had a bj70 windshield send to stevinson. I have a hard time believing a 40 windscreen is discontinued.
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If you need a windshield frame, Mark Algazy has a boatload of them. In fact, he's got a boatload of everything. I visited his shop this past Monday. It's a nightmare , but he's got lots of stuff. www.marksoffroad.net
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I got one from Glenwood toyota a couple years ago for $75. Installed it myself under an hour. I too can't imagine toyota discontinue that winshield. Worst part is getting the old one out. I used a wire to install rather than string.
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