This is a special kind of glass replacement that involves laminated glass. Laminated glass consists of two flat glass pieces that are fit together using a polymer bond. Once bonded, the glass is cut to the proper shape and size to fit a particular application. This includes heavy equipment, box trucks, antique car door, and flat windshields, or any other vehicles that use flat automotive glass.
After replacing and restoring auto glass on various classic cars, hot rods, and specialty vehicles, we recognize how different the needs of each vehicle truly are. This is why we offer custom auto glass fabrication for vehicle owners who need something out of the ordinary. Whether for a classic car, a hot rod, or a completely custom project, we have all the tools and skills necessary to restore or replace your auto glass.
You may have seen films or pictures of the first Ford ever made, of cars that required cranks to start, or of the classic Ferraris from the 1960s. Some collectors love to find older models, restore and then maintain them. And who can blame them? A Cadillac or Ferrari forty years ago still has a gorgeous structure. Even the amateur car hobbyist can admire beauty.
With that said, styles have changed over the years, with how companies have adapted with the times. Many classic cars have different needs when it comes to glass restoration or replacement. This is because their shape, structure, and thickness often differ from more contemporary vehicles. You won’t find a 2020 Ford that’s the same as one that rolled off the 1920s assembly line, and that’s just one example. Our custom glass fabrication allows you to modify your car the way you’ve envisioned.
Each fabrication and installation is done on a case by case basis and we handle each project with the utmost care, consideration, and respect for your classic. Our team will spend time with you to discuss any ideas or specifications you may have to ensure that our work perfectly matches the look and period of your car.
We fabricate both flat and curved auto glass of the highest quality. Available in various thicknesses, our replacements are tailor-made to fit your hot rod like a glove. With all of our processes done in house, we’ll work with you to achieve the look and feel you want your hot rod to have.
In addition, we ensure that the glass is safe for driving. You can combine the aesthetics of vintage cars with the practicalities of twenty-first-century road safety. When we go over the details with you, we will make sure that the custom auto glass will meet the appropriate standards on the road.
Although cutting down a vehicle makes it illegal for road use, we can cut down the most glass to match the body of a show or off-road vehicle as long as the chop geometry and alignment of all glass in question is correct.
No warranty is given on chop top applications. The job can be tricky if the glass’s curves change from the top to the bottom. We always will go into the details on size preference so that you will enjoy the final result. Fitment issues and leaks are prevalent due to the modification of the vehicle.
Our experts go through the following steps to replace and design the glass on your vehicle.
We remove the old window following manufacturer specifications.
Using the old window as a template, car experts outline glass onto a new sheet of glass and begin cutting down to proper size and shape.
After the design and cutting are done, our experts smooth all edges with proper sanding techniques.
Finally, we install the new glass following the manufacturers’ specifications.
Laminated glass colors: standard Solex green, clear, and smoked.
Tempered is also available in the same colors when the size exceeds 12″. This is only useable for side and back window applications.
The custom windshield warranty is consistent with our windshield replacement warranty. Due to the customization of old vehicles, its age, and the tracks that hold many of the windows in place, the warranty will depend on the condition of the vehicle and the area where the laminated glass is installed. The better condition your vehicle is in, the better estimate we can give on potential repairs in the future.
No official warranty can be written for this type of application that the manufacturer will offer. You can only use it at the Team Acme shop, for necessary repairs and replacement. Applicable warranties become non-transferable if the vehicle is sold.
Team Acme is one of the most experienced glass auto and window tinting shops. We assist customers all over Henderson and Las Vegas within the state of Nevada. In addition, we also do custom car body and window wraps to protect your ride from the sun and to give you exactly the design that you want.
Learn more about our ability to custom cut glass for these and other applications. Drop us a line or fill out our online form to get a quote. Team Acme is ready to upgrade your sweet ride with the right window tint or glass.