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    Darn, just noticed a large crack in my front window.
    It started from underneath the windshield wiper when a small stone hit it.
    Crack is about 10 inch long now.

    Already called the dealer for repair.
    Hope they can ship an original to Holland soon.
    Last edited by FritsB; Aug 10, 2008, 12:11 PM.
    Sometimes Birds travel far...
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    tbirdregistry.com No. 27947

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    Sorry to hear that.
    Do they have "Windshield Repair" people in Europe who can stop a stone chip from spreading if they repair it in time?

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    • #3
      Re: Cracked windshield

      We do, but I did not get there in time to prevent this one
      Sometimes Birds travel far...
      Dutch T-Bird
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      • #4
        Re: Cracked windshield

        I'm not sure that crack can be "repaired". It looks more like a replacement. I'm not sure how the auto insurance works in the Netherlands, Fritz, but here in many States, glass coverage would fully pay for the windshield replacement.

        Good luck my friend!

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        • #5
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          I am not sure if my insurance will cover this. Have to check that. If not it will cost a lot (with shipment and all).
          Sometimes Birds travel far...
          Dutch T-Bird
          tbirdregistry.com No. 27947

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          • #6
            Re: Cracked windshield

            Dealer called that window arrived...finally.
            I will take the car to the dealer Thuesday and hope they got an original window. Otherwise I have to wait again...
            Sometimes Birds travel far...
            Dutch T-Bird
            tbirdregistry.com No. 27947

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            • #7
              Re: Cracked windshield

              Fritz,
              I had the exact same crack last month. I got passed by a tricked up Hummer and I heard a bang but the crack didn't appear for several minutes. I contacted my insurance company and they set up an appointment. Oddly the original equipment glass from Ford was cheaper than a generick one. So we waited for the one from Ford. The bill was for $650.00 of which I paid my $50.00.

              Red Bird Dave

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              • #8
                Re: Cracked windshield

                $650 is a lot of money. Hope mine is a bit cheaper
                Sometimes Birds travel far...
                Dutch T-Bird
                tbirdregistry.com No. 27947

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                • #9
                  Re: Cracked windshield

                  The first year I had mine (2002) a stone hit the window and chipped it with two very small cracks going out from it (each was about 1 mm. long). A guy came out and did some sort of repair on it and I haven't had a problem since. However, some day it could extend again and if it does, I'll need a replacement too.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Cracked windshield

                    Picked up the car this morning with a new windshield. Original Ford Thunderbird material. Dealer did a good job
                    They even filed a request to my insurance company to pay for it.
                    Cost of the windshield itself was 450 (about $500).

                    She is in good shape again now. Time to get cruisin'
                    Sometimes Birds travel far...
                    Dutch T-Bird
                    tbirdregistry.com No. 27947

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                    • #11
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                      Frits glad the Dutch Bird is back. Hope the only thing that's flying now is your Tbird & not those pesky stones.
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                      • #12
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                        I'm curious Frits, here in South Carolina you just drive into a glass repair shop and they contact your insurance company, install the windshield, and you drive out. No money changes hands as there is no deductible on windshield glass replacement. Does it work that way in the Netherlands?
                        Cal
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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by EllisonCal View Post
                          I'm curious Frits, here in South Carolina you just drive into a glass repair shop and they contact your insurance company, install the windshield, and you drive out. No money changes hands as there is no deductible on windshield glass replacement. Does it work that way in the Netherlands?
                          Cal

                          Guess not Cal. The repair of a chip or small crack is free of charge. When the window needs replacement it is matter of insurance company policy. I hope mine does
                          Sometimes Birds travel far...
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                          • #14
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                            Did they replace the glass with the Thunderbird logo (logo is located in bottom centerof glass) windshield Frits? $500 sounds pretty cheap for that windshield, and wasn't there shipping on top of that?

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                            • #15
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                              Yes they did Julie, and it surprised me too. The windshield came from the US and is an original with the T-Bird logo. This dealer imports a lot of Fords and Lincolns from the US and they just put parts in those cars as they told me. That way shipping cost is no issue.
                              Sometimes Birds travel far...
                              Dutch T-Bird
                              tbirdregistry.com No. 27947

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