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Old 06-17-2021, 10:08 PM   #1
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Default 240 replacement windshield choices in 2021

I’m looking to get my windshield replaced on my ‘91 240. I stopped by a local glass shop today because I had some spare time. I was offered FYG and PGG as options for $145. Are these any good? Any insights would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-17-2021, 10:21 PM   #2
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The late rubber 'seal' is just a trim piece which isn't bonded to the glass.
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Old 06-17-2021, 11:14 PM   #3
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My FYG windshield is a little soft, and has a number of rock chips for being only 18 months old. Definitely not as good as the OE windshields.
I'm not sure how hard/tempered the PPG glass is.

That being said, I'd do it all over again with the FYG for the price.
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Old 06-18-2021, 02:36 AM   #4
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Pilkington PGW/Trival glass is still available. It's not $145 cheap, tho. Had one installed in my 242 for $320, plus tax. If the car is decent, body-wise, I would go with the Trival piece.
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Old 06-18-2021, 10:47 AM   #5
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Not a 240, but my 740 had its windshield replaced due to crack and GEICO picked the softest glass ever. I think a ladybug would scratch it by landing on it
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Old 06-23-2021, 05:55 PM   #6
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Curious how to front seals with chrome for 87 240? Thoughts ..dont want all black . Thx
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Old 06-23-2021, 06:15 PM   #7
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^You'll need to get the FW404 style windshield from someone who has it available, then use the clips to attach the older style trim to it. The other option is to find a good used piece of glass from a pre-1991 car and install that.
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Old 06-24-2021, 02:56 AM   #8
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I’m looking to get my windshield replaced on my ‘91 240. I stopped by a local glass shop today because I had some spare time. I was offered FYG and PGG as options for $145. Are these any good? Any insights would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Matt
I had a newer style quality windshield installed, and the only real complaint was the trim being too narrow leaving the lower sill corners partially exposed. You may want to specify or source one with a wider trim.

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Old 06-24-2021, 01:29 PM   #9
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I bought 75ft of GGG 1" trim for 50 bucks. T108B is the part number. Dow U-428 for the glue.
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