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Old 03-07-2018, 02:49 AM
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Does anyone have pictures of a 1969/1970s era Cadillac Commercial Chassis direct from the factory? Before anything was done to them by Superior, Miller, etc.? I just learned that even the windshield isn't stock caddy from searching these forums and that it's basically from the A-pilar forward. I found a few 1972 pics on google but nothing really good.
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John, do you need a windshield? If you do, try Pilkington Glass, they are still manufacturing commercial-glass windshields in Brazil, as far as I know. I bought a commercial-glass windshield for a 67 Miller Meteor ambulance about ten years ago.
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John, do you need a windshield? If you do, try Pilkington Glass, they are still manufacturing commercial-glass windshields in Brazil, as far as I know. I bought a commercial-glass windshield for a 67 Miller Meteor ambulance about ten years ago.
Yes sir...there are 3 locations in our area and I sent them a message the other day. Still waiting to hear back.
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Does anyone have pictures of a 1969/1970s era Cadillac Commercial Chassis direct from the factory? Before anything was done to them by Superior, Miller, etc.? I just learned that even the windshield isn't stock caddy from searching these forums and that it's basically from the A-pilar forward. I found a few 1972 pics on google but nothing really good.
There is alot to learn, im still learning myself. Your in the right place to learn though. I have the part number for the 68 windshields but its probably not the same for 69

That number is DW-678 if needed
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Your windshield is a standard 70 Commercial car windshield I would have to consult my old Hollander Manuals for the interchange information I can if you wish. My memory says 69 & 70 interchange and perhaps earlier. If you are not dealing with a crack but stone chips there are commercial outfits that will come to you and repair them do not try to repair stone chips yourself with kits you can buy. You can ruin an otherwise repairable windshield.
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If you are not dealing with a crack but stone chips there are commercial outfits that will come to you and repair them do not try to repair stone chips yourself with kits you can buy. You can ruin an otherwise repairable windshield.
Unfortunately, The windshield has several cracks going all the way across it.
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Why would Accubuilt have ever had a windshield for a '69 commercial chassis? Don't waste your time calling them.
I guess that's that then lol. Thank you for the heads up. I'm sure I'll come across one eventually. It's not an "I need it instantly" thing, but it will definitely need replacing.
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I will have to check the ones I have in the yard won't be soon after todays 14 inch snow.
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I will have to check the ones I have in the yard won't be soon after todays 14 inch snow.
We lucked out this time! We only ended up with about 4" in our area, but we're closer to the Shore area. I'm ready for winter to be over already!
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Unfortunately, The windshield has several cracks going all the way across it.

I guess that's that then lol. Thank you for the heads up. I'm sure I'll come across one eventually. It's not an "I need it instantly" thing, but it will definitely need replacing.
What # did you call? Was this it = 1-800-848-1351 or visit http://www.pilkingtonclassics.com/

I just talked with them last month and they had about 17 on hand for this year between the back east coast warehouse and the Phoenix warehouse. No way they sold that many of these. If that happens to fail a friend has about 6 new ones on hand , but they are in So Cal.
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