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Windscreens
« on: December 09, 2019, 09:21:17 AM »
Hi Where to get a windscreen in Melbourne

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Re: Windscreens
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2019, 03:56:02 PM »
Most windscreen places will either get one in or have one cut for you.
Tip: If you’ve not done it before, See if they can fit it into your frame for you, whatever it costs, it’s worth it  ;)
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2019, 04:13:53 PM »
Ditto,HP
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Re: Windscreens
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2019, 04:28:16 PM »
national windscreens are quoting $395 fitted seems pretty expensive?

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Re: Windscreens
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2019, 05:30:32 PM »
It does sound high, perhaps that’s the price if you drop off the Moke to them.
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Re: Windscreens
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2019, 07:46:01 PM »
Hi Drocelot
I worked in the windscreen game for 15 years until about 4 years ago the company you rang are renown for pretty dear pricing you should ring around the independent windscreen fitters in Melbourne who are normally cheaper try and stay away from the larger companies you will find a listing for windscreen fitters online in the yellow pages
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ps Halfpint is totally correct get the fitter to install into the frame
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Re: Windscreens
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2019, 11:48:19 AM »
In case it helps I used A1 Windscreens recently to fit a front and rear screen (that I supplied) to my Cooper S. I friendly knowledgeable guy who knew Minis and BMC cars in general came to me in Carnegie, even though they state Pakenham and Hallam as their business premises. They could've supplied the same screen but I already had it. Can recommend them.

https://www.a1windscreens.com.au/


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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2019, 01:31:42 PM »
cool how much was A1

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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2019, 03:18:36 PM »
Hi,

you could save yourself some money if you remove the windscreen from the Moke first and that will make it quicker for the installer to replace the glass and then you can refit the assembled windscreen yourself.

If the glass you have in there at the moment is still the right shape then you could take it to a glass supplier place and ask for them to cut you a matching piece and they might fit it for you. It is just windscreen grade laminated glass and some places may even stamp the little safety standard on it for you. I used to get three or four pieces cut at a time from my original template and then i have ones to fit when i needed it.

It is just a flat bit of laminated glass with a couple of round corners, non tinted. It is not like other vehicles with curves and shapes about them that really need a specialist supplier.

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Re: Windscreens
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2019, 05:33:28 PM »
Out of interest, I recently had a new (flat) windscreen cut and fitted to the OKA (in my avatar) in Adelaide.
They came across town, removed the broken one, cut a new one (4 rounded corners and stamped) and then came back and fitted it.
The crash repairer paid $180 for it. It would be about double the size of a Moke screen.
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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2019, 02:32:52 PM »
cool how much was A1
I think it was $150 to come to me and fit front, plus rear filler strip.