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Gen 1 New Windshields

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by Biff Brown, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. Biff Brown

    Biff Brown Enthusiast

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    Dear Dodge, we Gen 1 owners have been vital to the success of the Viper. Please give us our due respect by releasing another batch of Gen 1 windshields, Please!!... I'm an original 94 owner and have 70k on my car, other than the small crack in my windshield my car has been phenomenal!!... please help me and others enjoy another 25 years!!... Thank you!!.... Biff
     
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  2. Frank Parise

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    Well done Biff.
     
  3. ViperJeff

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    Have you tried winshieldstogo, they can be pretty pricey on some models, especially Viper
     
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    I've checked everywhere via various contacts, no luck.... I'd buy 2 if they were available. I just got new tires and another interior, the thought of not being able to drive due to no windshield is very disheartening.... I believe Dodge will make it happen though!!
     
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    I've talked with a few people and we need to make a list of those in need of windshields for gen 1s.... ASAP!!... Thx
     
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    I have a Gen 2 so this doesn't affect me but I'd like to point out that for cars that are 20+ years old, there will always be something that breaks. Today it is the windshield, then the headlight, then the tail light, etc. I don't see Dodge ponying up for a run of parts as it brings all the inventory headaches with it.

    Depressing as it is, I think an aftermarket group buy is the way to go. And getting partsrack, safelite and other parts shops to participate would increase the probability of a new manufacturing run. Dodge can help us with manufacturer information, specs, etc.
     
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    Great idea and thanks for the input!!.. having a list of 50 -100 potential purchasers would surely help!... im sure Jon B would be willing to help in anyway possible. Do we know who made the gen 1 windshields?
     
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    Currently, I only have Gen II so not effected right now. You say that one of your contacts would sell you two. If you give me the details (who, how much, etc) I would consider buying the second. Or if you post the details maybe someone else on the board here would buy it that has a GenI. With windshields it is not a question of if, it is a question of when.
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    KyViper, I don't have a source for Gen 1 windshields, I was stating that I'd be willing to purchase 2 if we could get find a source. I currently need one..
     
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    OK. sorry I miss understood. Still, seems like a group buy to entice a supplier to have some windshields produced might work. A cracked windshield can stop a car from being driven, eventually will start hurting sales on Gen 1.
    Wish you luck on finding one.
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    Safelite put one in my 96 RT/10 a couple months ago. Try them. I had found one one EBay as well a while back.
     
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    Safelite was my first choice about 2 months ago as well and they couldn't locate any. You may have gotten the last one available, congrats!!... Thanks for trying to help.
     
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    Bump..... still need a windshield and sure there are others... Help!!
     
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    same here need a windshield with the frame if possible
     
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    I am in the same boat. I have a smashed 98 GTS windshield and need a new one. I went to dodge and paid for a new one and they called me a few days later and said they were wrong and there are none available. i contacted safelite and they dont make them either.

    The only place I have found for aftermarket is from racingshields.com. Does ANYONE have any experience with them? I have all winter to solve this issue but I do need to have some ideas and this is the only one I have seen
     

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