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There has been general talk about polycarbonate for windows other than the front windscreen.<p>Has anybody found a US supplier for Volvos? Rumors?<p>Mike ( A newbie who learned to drive in a 1969 142, and just purchased a 1988 245GL)
 

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Re: Source for polycarbonate windows - NOT front windscreen (beleg)

Welcome to Swedespeed, Mike.<p>How about some pics of your 245 on the RWD Forum!?<p>As to plastic side/rear windows on Volvos...<p>Back in '76 I cut out vent windows (from plastic stock bought at a sign company) for my '68 142S while waiting for the tinted glass versions to arrive from Sweden - worked just fine.<p>On the 240 the side glass is near flat and properly cut plastic of the correct thickness would function OK with manual windows but may cause high wear of the seals and guides on a power windows car.<p>The rear windshield in plastic on either a 240 sedan or wagon would probably vibrate severely at speed and may even be illegal in some locals.<p>George Dill<p>
 

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Re: Source for polycarbonate windows - NOT front windscreen (gdill2)

Thanks for your kind reply!<p>>pics of your 245<p>Great, join the growing list of requests. I am currently in a love/HATE relationship with our antiquated digital camera. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I've been holding off commenting further, but I still haven't heard from these people:<p><A HREF="http://www.exatec.de" TARGET="_blank">http://www.exatec.de</A>/<p>It's a Bayer AG and GE consortium that's designed and certified <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> a polycarbonate formulation for automotive windscreens.<p>Since this stuff dates back to 2005, I naively wondered about the availability of polycarbonate windows in general. <p>As you mentioned, I figured that even a flat plat would do for my 245GL side windows. They are mostly flat and they're fixed. Since I don't use the jump seats and I don't plan to deal with the rear window, the safety issue is pretty minimal....<p>Well, there 'tis <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Mike
 
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