Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

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Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by anguso » 20 Mar 2019 13:39

I ordered one when the news arrived that Summit Racing was going to have them. I got onto a backorder list, and sat on it until today.
Just got an email from Summit telling me they’re no longer available. Bollocks, I even went to the trouble of getting a new Datsport seal in anticipation...
How many people got theirs? (And does anyone have surplus?!)

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Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by Byron510 » 20 Mar 2019 18:31

Well that sort a sucks....

What's the next best supplier and price recently?

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Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by abisel » 20 Mar 2019 19:06

I got the same email from Summit saying NLA. So I sent an email to Pilkington directly to find out for sure.

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Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by Byron510 » 20 Mar 2019 19:34

Pilkington -> Made in Briton-> Brexit -> Problems.....

Because Brexit? Maybe??

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Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by zKars » 21 Mar 2019 05:51

Another sad puppy here. Same sad Summit news appeared yesterday. Boo hoo.

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Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by abisel » 21 Mar 2019 06:14

I got an email reply from Pilkington and they still show the 510 glass available. Although they are made when they receive an order with 10-12 weeks lead time.

HT - Classics Code Make Model Description Price
HT0331 BL - Blue NISSAN BLUEBIRD 1300,1400,1600,510 NISSAN BLUEBIRD 510 SAL+EST 68-72 297.71
HT0331 CL - Clear NISSAN BLUEBIRD 1300,1400,1600,510 NISSAN BLUEBIRD 510 SAL+EST 68-72 289.83
HT0331 CLH - Clear and heated NISSAN BLUEBIRD 1300,1400,1600,510 NISSAN BLUEBIRD 510 SAL+EST 68-72 407.71

Not sure if the price is British Pounds or US dollars.

I then asked for a US distributor and they said they would forward my info. Waiting to hear.

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Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by iceman510 » 17 May 2019 07:38

I spoke to Pilkington today. They said they cannot possibly give an ETA at this point for the next availability. They make the classic glass in a factory in Mexicali, Mexico, and they make thousands of part numbers there. If an order is put in to make a batch, it can take months before they get to that specific item.

They suggested I contact Glass Seekers in NY. They have a web request form to ask them to search for the part. I have not submitted that request yet.

So those of you wise ones who grabbed one when available, I may be seeking one of you to be gracious and sell me one if I cannot come up with one from another source. I have found a couple places supposedly showing them available, but I was hoping to get it from Summit to eliminate shipping costs.

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Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by JLsKA » 30 May 2019 01:20

Nuts! ...I guess I will continue to have the most pitted windshield on the planet! ...I dread driving toward the sun!

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Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Post by cartel » 30 May 2019 19:47

new glass is available without tint anyway- i got one that was local just for a spare and i was told there is one more in western canada so i already ordered it as well- not pilkington brand but at least its a crack free windshield
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