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Windshield For 1969 Elan Needed

PostPost by: seewin » Fri May 01, 2020 1:49 am

Would anyone have a source or possible lead on a new windshield in the U.S. for a 69 Elan? It is my understanding that Pro Source is now out of business. I have checked with RD and Bean with no luck. Ray at RD suggested Pilkington Classics, but was told you have to have a dealer account to purchase.
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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Fri May 01, 2020 2:09 am

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PostPost by: seewin » Fri May 01, 2020 2:17 am

Thanks for the link. I had already read that post, and was hoping there was perhaps another source other than Pilkington.
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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Fri May 01, 2020 2:25 am

Unless things have changed you don’t need a commercial account to order a windshield from Pilkington.

But, they do want to deliver to a commercial address. Do you have a friend that has a business (if not you) where it can be delivered?

That’s what I did.
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PostPost by: seewin » Fri May 01, 2020 4:18 am

Yes, I have a commercial address. The lady I spoke with told me they sold only to account holders. I will try again tomorrow. Thanks..........
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PostPost by: Bill » Fri May 01, 2020 6:08 pm

A few years back a few of us (about 10) ordered Type 26 windshields from Pilkington Classic glass - they shipped to those who did not have a commercial address to the nearest Pilkington warehouse for pickup. In my case that was in Tacoma WA. A pal located nearby picked it up for me and I later did a road trip off our rock to get it.

I had bought it as a "just in case" situation - finally replaced the original a year ago, after 55 years of sand blasting and stone chips.

I will sell it now tho - it has the advantage well established "patina" !!

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PostPost by: seewin » Sat May 02, 2020 1:41 am

Bill, thanks for the offer. Right now I'm hoping for a new one. If I cannot find one, may have to go the used route, and will contact you.
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PostPost by: Bill » Sat May 02, 2020 2:12 am

Seewin --- No you don't want it - selling it was a joke - too badly damaged and it is from an Elan 1600 (S1) and wont fit yours.

Good luck in your search

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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Sat May 02, 2020 4:41 am

seewin wrote:Bill, thanks for the offer. Right now I'm hoping for a new one. If I cannot find one, may have to go the used route, and will contact you.


Hello Seewin,

Where are you located? I bought one of those Pilkington classics windscreens several years ago. It is very lightly used. I may have it available soon.

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PostPost by: seewin » Sat May 02, 2020 1:58 pm

I'm in the Kansas City, MO area.
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PostPost by: My72Sprint » Sat May 02, 2020 2:22 pm

Current Pilkington Status caused by COVID-19.
See attached for pricing + PN.
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PostPost by: seewin » Sat May 02, 2020 2:34 pm

I contacted Pilkington again yesterday. I was informed that the "Classics" division had closed, and Mr McCool the contact that was referenced in another thread had retired when they closed. I was also told that the entire inventory of classic glass was moved to the warehouse in Ohio. She checked their inventory, and told me there were no Elan windshields. I have not been impressed with the company based on the 2 calls I have made over the past 2 weeks.
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PostPost by: jabingb » Sat May 02, 2020 4:11 pm

Seewin, I had a spare, it's now in the possession of Kampena Motors, contact Rich, shipping is probably the only issue as it is unboxed.
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PostPost by: seewin » Sat May 02, 2020 4:41 pm

Thanks for the lead. I just tried him, and apparently not open on Saturday. Will try again Monday.
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PostPost by: jabingb » Sat May 02, 2020 5:04 pm

He will be there later today, around 15:00 PDT.
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