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Old 03-07-2018, 09:16 PM
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The commercial chassis in 1969 was delivered to the Miller Meteor factory, with all the dash, heat & air conditioning parts, in a box. The cowl was shipped to them separately by truck, and stored in a building on the premises, but not in the manufacturing facility. When Tom McPherson introduced the Miller Meteor book at a program at the Piqua library, there were a number of former Miller Meteor employees there, and I learned a lot about how the cars were built. It would be great to have another Miller Meteor reunion in Piqua, however, I would have to wonder how many of these employees are still alive today, considering that many were older the last time a reunion was held.
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I think it would be fantastic to show a flawless restored Cadillac commercial chassis as it was delivered to the coach builder at an AACA meet. That would be a bizarre and mind blowing entry. Do any “unbuilt” commercial chassis exist? I don’t know why one would. It is amazing how many very knowledgeable car people think hearses and ambulances were modified from sedans back in the day.

Kent, I know what you mean and I hate to confuse you, but some were.
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:28 PM
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Unfortunately, Pilkington sent me a message today that they no longer carry the windshield for our car. He said to try a company called Accubuilt @ 888-324-7895. I'll give that a shot tomorrow.
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Accubuilt?? I don't think so!
Why would Accubuilt have ever had a windshield for a '69 commercial chassis? Don't waste your time calling them.
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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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Accubuilt?? I don't think so!
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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Old 03-07-2018, 11:47 PM
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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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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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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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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.
This is his contact info- He said they don't have them...

Richard.Wendland@nsg.com
Pilkington Classics-Phoenix
7375 W Buckeye Rd Bldg. 2 Ste 120
Phoenix, AZ 85043
ph. 800-848-1351
Fax 623-474-4160

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Drop down to your locale glass shop and ask them to order one,you will save the freight. Your going to have them put it in anyway.
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