Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Paint, body preparation and modification, interior work and electrical
User avatar
zKars
Supporter
Posts: 424
Joined: 15 Aug 2013 14:19
Location: Calgary Alberta Canada

Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by zKars » 28 May 2018 05:52

Over on the Z forums someone pointed out that Pilkington has a new line of classic windshields that is coming to market soon. They spotted it on summit racing's website. The most astonishing thing was that for the S30 chassis, the price is set at $89 bucks! i checked and yes there is one for the 510 as well. It's $195USD

https://www.summitracing.com/int/search ... cation=int

Now the trick here is that they are not available yet. I was told August is the proposed availability date. I have ordered the Z one and will report back when I actually see them.

What I really don't understand is the delivery price. The Z one I ordered had a shipping cost of $40 bucks for Fedex ground to me in Calgary. I don't believe it yet. Will find out when it actually ships if its accurate. I see the 510 windshield is similar.

User avatar
andrew.lori
Supporter
Posts: 582
Joined: 27 Sep 2008 12:03
Location: Ottawa Canada

Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by andrew.lori » 28 May 2018 06:08

This is good news.... I may just order a 510 glass and see what happens.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger MK1A
1970 Datsun 510 CASC Road Racer Sold)
1972 Datsun 510 SR Monster Sold it
1977 Datsun 200SX Sold :(
1973 Toyota Celica
1972 Triumph GT6 SCCA Vintage Race Car / Money Pit

User avatar
bertvorgon
Supporter
Posts: 10220
Joined: 04 Aug 2003 20:45
Location: White Rock, B.C. Canada

Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by bertvorgon » 28 May 2018 06:11

That is really cool! The blue tint is just like what was factory in my 1973 windshield.

When we did our group buy on the Pilkington's, I think it was about 350.00 it cost us or so.

Keep us posted, that just might be worth grabbing another one for inventory.
"Racing makes heroin addiction look like a vague wish for something salty" - Peter Egan

Keith Law
1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

User avatar
Byron510
Moderator
Posts: 11912
Joined: 01 Jul 2003 23:06
Location: Maple Ridge, BC

Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by Byron510 » 28 May 2018 06:23

That’s great news, aside from the S30 Z and PL510, the 521!pick up is also listed - all for the same price!

I’ll place an order for the 510 one as well, see what happens. I have a Pilkington glass in my 68 4dr that I put in a couple years back, it fit perfectly.

Byron
Love people and use things,
because the opposite never works.

Three B's Racing
Supporter
Posts: 1138
Joined: 03 Mar 2009 11:58
Location: New Hampshire

Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by Three B's Racing » 29 May 2018 06:36

Though is says shipping is free, it also says does not exclude shipping freight cost and over sized cargo cost. Anyone know what those cost could be? because I'd hate to order one then get a $200 cargo/freight charge.
"Lastnight the wife said oh boy when your dead you can't take nothing with you but your soul oh "Think"
- John Lennon

User avatar
510wizard
Supporter
Posts: 1027
Joined: 12 Sep 2005 09:50
Location: Reno, Nevada

Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by 510wizard » 29 May 2018 06:41

This is really cool, since Summit's west coast warehouse is here in Reno/Sparks and they have 10% off in August.

qwik510
Supporter
Posts: 3170
Joined: 29 Oct 2006 18:51
Location: Maryland - East Coast USA

Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by qwik510 » 30 May 2018 18:19

I want one too. Time to spend more money.
Enjoy The Ride!
David
ImageImage

shurmack
Posts: 7
Joined: 22 Jun 2018 16:56
Location: San Diego, CA

Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by shurmack » 09 Jul 2018 16:03

FYI - i ordered one June 1st, and received it in about week and half. Had it installed with a new seal, good to go.

Three B's Racing
Supporter
Posts: 1138
Joined: 03 Mar 2009 11:58
Location: New Hampshire

Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by Three B's Racing » 10 Jul 2018 04:20

shurmack wrote:
09 Jul 2018 16:03
FYI - i ordered one June 1st, and received it in about week and half. Had it installed with a new seal, good to go.
What did they charge you for shipping/freight?
"Lastnight the wife said oh boy when your dead you can't take nothing with you but your soul oh "Think"
- John Lennon

qwik510
Supporter
Posts: 3170
Joined: 29 Oct 2006 18:51
Location: Maryland - East Coast USA

Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by qwik510 » 10 Jul 2018 05:07

I just ordered one. They charged $50 for shipping.

Total was $252.99

Price of the glass must have gone up. It is now listed at $202.99

I will post again once it arrives.
Enjoy The Ride!
David
ImageImage

shurmack
Posts: 7
Joined: 22 Jun 2018 16:56
Location: San Diego, CA

Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by shurmack » 10 Jul 2018 10:04

PKC-400046687, no tint - $195.99 shipped

Colbino
Posts: 519
Joined: 19 Sep 2007 12:58
Location: Bellevue, WA

Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by Colbino » 10 Jul 2018 10:54

This sucks!

...Because I paid waaaaay more for mine :(

Time to snag one of these as a backup.

Good find. Thanks!

shurmack
Posts: 7
Joined: 22 Jun 2018 16:56
Location: San Diego, CA

Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by shurmack » 10 Jul 2018 17:29

I have the original glass as backup, but will likely slang it. Not sure there is a high demand for really old glass?

qwik510
Supporter
Posts: 3170
Joined: 29 Oct 2006 18:51
Location: Maryland - East Coast USA

Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by qwik510 » 13 Jul 2018 12:57

qwik510 wrote:
10 Jul 2018 05:07
I just ordered one. They charged $50 for shipping.

Total was $252.99

Price of the glass must have gone up. It is now listed at $202.99

I will post again once it arrives.
The windshield arrived today. Ordered on 7/10 and arrives 7/13. Pretty fast via UPS Freight. Came home and it was on my porch.

I opened the box. Windshield
looks good. Decided to measure the thickness. 6.5mm

Measured the Chinese one I have too. 6mm

Not much difference.

Get them while you can. At $250 shipped, it's a bargain.
Enjoy The Ride!
David
ImageImage

User avatar
MikeY
Posts: 387
Joined: 26 Jun 2003 16:25
Location: Qualicum Van Isle

Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by MikeY » 13 Jul 2018 13:30

My son Justin has ordered one shipped to Calgary. It came to $342 usd including shipping. So not cheap by any means. And he has yet to get it, so no idea of brokerage and fees. I'm pretty sure FedEx was an option
So at least ups won't burn him. I hope is much better than Chinese. This will be over 2.5 time the cost. The group buy to Vancouver is starting to look like it was a deal.

Post Reply