Ownership Verified: My 1990 Mitsubishi Sapporo

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Got a quote for a new windshield; 380 euro installed. It's not *that bad* for such a hard-to-come-by item, but I could try to get one cheaper still. Galant windshields do not fit as the glasshouses are different.
 

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It's split along the bottom; it probably doesn't cause anything more than a mention at inspection but I'd still like a new one.
 

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or if the inspector has a bad day, a fail in inspection..
 

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Got a quote for a new windshield; 380 euro installed. It's not *that bad* for such a hard-to-come-by item, but I could try to get one cheaper still. Galant windshields do not fit as the glasshouses are different.

Have you tried simply treating this as a run-of-the-mill broken windshield and call Carglass? Doing so halved the cost of the Kadett's windshield replacement (to 130 Euros).
 

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It's not in my field of vision, unless it's really important to look at one's wipers. :p

Edit: there's no Carglass near me or my hometown.
 
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Edit: there's no Carglass near me or my hometown.

Any other large "we replace your windshield cheap"-chain? Classic car/specialty dealers will charge you twice what a normal shop will charge for spares without even having a guilty conscience...
 

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well i think that the quote he got wasnt from a speciality dealer... i could be wrong, but..
 
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It's just a normal shop. Pilkington doesn't carry Sapporo windshields anymore, so the shop would have to have one made for it.
 

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It's just a normal shop. Pilkington doesn't carry Sapporo windshields anymore, so the shop would have to have one made for it.

Shall I try getting a quote in Germany? If its around 100 bucks that alone would pay half the fuel to get to the ringmeet :p
 

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Why do I get a Vietnam Challenge flashback? "Here, I bought you a present. It's a Sapporo windshield, hope you like it." Cue hilarity when I try to get it back to Finland in one piece :)

Anyway, I'm calling the old owner one of these days, I remember him saying he knew where to get a windshield for 150 euro or so. Hopefully this will not involve a BX windshield and duct tape (only finns will get this reference).
 

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I think Dr Grip intends to get a quote including mounting the windshield :)
 

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Car is booked for body shop a month from now, to get all the rust sandblasted to hell.
 

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Cock wheels might be replaced by Galant E55 turbine-blade originals.

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This might work. Someone needs to do a bit photoshopping.

You're keeping those waffle-wheels for the winter purposes?
 

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Yep, they have a certain amount of corrosion and surface damage, so they're good as winter wheels. Alternatively, I could swap the Michelin winter tires on the cock wheels and have the waffles refurbished at some point. The turbine blades should be relatively flawless and straight - and unlike the cock wheels, the rubber on them hasn't hardened due to age.

The innuendo is breathtaking here :p
 

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Pshopping by Blayde; those don't actually look bad.

Edit: A pic by MXM; when you see it...

 
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Some photos of yesterday's polishing effort. The roof is still matte as hell, and the bonnet could be better; so buffing is needed.









The dents on the rubber rocker trim show where the spots of rust are underneath; someone's tried to get through to them without removing the trim.
 
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