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 Post subject: Pilkington windsceen
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:39 pm 
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:roll: In my 1973 Mk3 there is a:

Pilkington
Laminated
AS1M168DOT473
E1 43R-01515

Frond windscreen, is this something special ?
It have to come out to replace the rubber for
an original Mk3 one, now there is a Mpi one on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Pilkington windsceen
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:09 pm 
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Pilkington made screens for just about everything back in the day

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 Post subject: Re: Pilkington windsceen
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:00 pm 
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AS1 M168 DOT473
This is the American Standard for glass. AS1 means that it can be used on any part of the vehicle. M168 is for the vehicle make and model and type of construction, DOT473 in the glass manufacturer.

E1 43R-01515
This is the European code. E1 means it was tested and certified in Germany. 43R is the European standard for vehicle glass.


As your car is a 1973 I would guess that your screen is a replacement.


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 Post subject: Re: Pilkington windsceen
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:09 am 
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:o Well SurfBleu :!: :arrow: THANKS :!:

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 Post subject: Re: Pilkington windsceen
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I seem to recall that Pilkington were called on as OE and Unipart suppliers during the glass strike by Triplex? in the very early 70's. Major shortages and line stoppages so Leyland (was it Edwardes then?) got to grips with Triplex and brought in Tyne-Glass and Pilkington (at St Helens?). Alas, quite naturally and commercially, they would only come on board if they got substantial contracts. Back against the wall, they got them and it solved the problem. But not for Triplex though as their contracts were cut to the bone.

Pilkington were a good quality glass and so-said by the newly emerging windscreen fitting specialists, to be very forgiving to fit


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 Post subject: Re: Pilkington windsceen
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:o Oké, I will keep it. Thanks for your story :P

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 Post subject: Re: Pilkington windsceen
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Pilkintons still make glass for classic cars ,Wait for it , Over 600 models , Just google Pilkingtons glass for classic cars, They even list one for the Mini Jem which is a one off , Based at Queenborough , Isle of Sheppy Kent , Take a look , Very interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: Pilkington windsceen
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How close a match to the original glass is the Pilkington 'classic' glass, they state that it has the 'Triplex' logo on the glass but is it the same as the original logo with the date dots etc. on to match the production date of the car?
Just wondering if this is a viable option instead of refitting a 50 year old set of tired looking glass to a restored car with an immaculate newly painted shell.
Any thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: Pilkington windsceen
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I placed an order for two Pilkington " Heated" Screens at the November NEC Classic show, its a good time to order because of their show discount and the Screens were delivered about 6 weeks later by the Pilkington Glass HGV. :roll:

I drove my 997 to the Bicester event a couple of weeks ago & the screen misted over ( you have to hate Fug Heaters & reostate switch) .. Time to action the Heated Screen .. What a fantastic result I could see in an instant the screen was clearing.
With No Tax & Mot my cars can now be used all year and i think the Laminated Heated Screen without visible elements is the sensible & safe alternative to a 50 year old OE Windscreen :o


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 Post subject: Re: Pilkington windsceen
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:22 am 
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:roll: The Pilkington windscreen did not fit in my new Mk3 seal.
It was to thick so after three attempts we did put it back in the Mpi
seal again.

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