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    Yea, Last time I checked there was some tinted windshields out there still but I haven`t checked recently. I had bought a NOS clear windshield a few years back and it got broke during shipping so that was why I checked with that place. They may be fine but I didn`t want to take a chance on ordering one without feed back from someone that has bought from them. Thanks

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    My windshield and back glass were replaced in the very early '90's, about a year apart. At that time all you had to do was call the glass place and it was a done deal. Think it was Auto Glass Specialists (The guys in the little red trucks) which I believe became Safelite at some point way back when. Around 2009 or so, I wanted to get new door glass to replace the badly scratched originals in the Aspen. They were clear anyways and the front/rear glass are tinted so it had to be tinted door glass and NO SCRATCHES. At that time, it was unobtainium from the glass companies. There was a one man auto glass outfit that I had replace the windshield in my Dakota in '09 and asked if he could locate come. It was about 3 months later when I figured he either didn't find any or forgot. Anyways, not long after, I got a call he had the glass in hand and brought it to where I worked at the time (the miserable Audi dealer). $110 each and all set. I guess you'd call it NOS glass. Not NOS Mopar but NOS PPG, judging by the old shipping label on the packaging. One was 1981, the other 1986. Tinted 1/4 window glass was used and came from an online F-body buddy, since those were elusive to find new. They're not perfect but with the louvers, you can't really tell.
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    Yea, I called it NOS but I should have said NORS new old replacement stock. The problem I have with the new or newer windshields out there is the tinted band at the top is really dark and I think it looks odd. At least is does to me as others may not mind or care.
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    The one in the Aspen is tinted but it's all the same, no darker band at the top. My Dakota is tinted also but has a dark band, and the replacement was noticeably darker than the original was. On the mustang, there's a darker band at the top but the original was the same way. Something I never noticed before is the difference in tinting until just now. The Mustang windows are tinted at least twice as dark as the Aspen glass.

    Off topic a bit, I replaced the door glass on my Mustang last winter because the originals were all speckled from something. Either sand or some sort of acid fallout, who knows. Live and learn, I got some lower priced glass off Ebay (like $30 each) and it has small bubbles here and there and doesn't really fit that well, but the most irritating thing is the tinting is so uneven and blotchy. This winter, I'm going to pry my wallet open and buy some REAL glass from Tasca Ford, where I've gotten most of the other parts I've replaced since buying the car. What I'm getting at is, there's good glass out there and there's some real crap being sold also.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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