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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by jimmyr, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. TTR

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    #26 TTR, Jan 3, 2021
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    Daytona windshield (along with windshields for almost all road-use motor vehicles made anywhere in the world since WWII) and back/rear glass/window are both "laminated" glass, i.e. two layers of glass adhered (laminated) to each other with thin plastic film in between them, cured by heating all in autoclave. "Delamination" usually refers to separation of these layers, commonly evidenced by formation of visible air bubbles or - pockets in between two glass layers, usually around the edges of given windshield/window.

    Vent/wing, door/drop and quarter (side) glass were originally produced as single pane/thickness glass that was "tempered" (=heat treated), also at times referred as "toughened", which has a tendency to "shatter" (to countless small pieces of glass) on harsh impact, especially if that impact is created by some sharp object.

    P.S. While I might come across a bit too pedantic about the subject, I've been reproducing windshields and other glass for vintage cars for 25+ years.

    P.P.S. Yes, it apparently is quite common for Daytona vent glass/window latch bases break off by shearing some glass with it.
     
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    ... but all that can be alleviated/prevented by adequate re-alignment of surrounding frame work and/or support structures inside the doors, hence best (& easier) if done prior to any major (re-)paint work.
     
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    The top of the chrome vent frame on my Dino GTS really pinches the seal and flexes out on the passengers side. I tried to at least alleviate the pressure by adjusting the lower mount but it is still a bit too tight in my estimation. I think at the factory the fit was given a lot of latitude as to what was acceptable.
     
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    I guess that's one way of putting it, although I think the "credit"(?) should be given to Scagliettis workshop which constructed all the coachwork for Daytonas & Dinos. :rolleyes:
     
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    50mL Bottle Permabond® UV610 High Strength UV Curable Adhesive
    Fastenal Part No. (SKU)
    0619264
    Manufacturer Part No.
    UV006100050B0101
    UNSPSC
    31201600
    Manufacturer
    PERMABOND

    Worked perfect to glue vent window latch on Daytona
     
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