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Post by El Road Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:39 pm

Do all windshields swap for any 73-77 A body?

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Post by 74MonteCarlo Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:59 pm

I don't believe station wagon and sedan are swappable to a coupe.

As far as I know, beyond that, they should be.

I'm sure someone who knows more will pipe up.

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Post by 1973 454 MONTE Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:04 pm

I put a cutlass w~s in a Monte and lost the vin tag.
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Post by El Road Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:58 pm

Would an El Camino share windshields with coupes?

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Post by Malicruiser Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:13 am

Yeah it should.
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Post by Limey SE Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:46 am

El Road wrote:Would an El Camino share windshields with coupes?

NO SIR it will not the elcamino has more of an angle to it than the Coupe, I seem to remember talk about it here but cannot find link AAAAAAARRRRGGG

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Post by 77mali Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:30 am

According to OPGI
64-77 Elcamino & Chevelle are the same. Found this on the site w/ Antenna.
http://www.opgi.com/p/glass/13339/21/CH27913.html

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Post by jerry46765 Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:17 pm

OPGI is incorrect. There is no way 1st or 2nd gen glass will fit in a 3rd gen.

1973-77 wagon, 4-door sedan, & El Camino share the same dimensions.
Coupe (2-door) is different.

If unsure what you have, measure the winshield vertically and you will find the difference in windshields from a 2-door and 4-door models.
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Post by JB2wheeler Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:30 pm

I agree with Jerry.
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Post by Limey SE Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:07 pm

JB2wheeler wrote:I agree with Jerry.
Limey SE wrote:
El Road wrote:Would an El Camino share windshields with coupes?

NO SIR it will not the elcamino has more of an angle to it than the Coupe, I seem to remember talk about it here but cannot find link AAAAAAARRRRGGG

And the limester LOL

I still can not find the thread about it but it had pics and all showing it will not work ARRRRGGGGG man man o man ...........


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Post by 77mali Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:04 pm

Boy that's a misleading web page by a company that I thought would put more effort into it. Maybe they're Smoking

I think i remember the post
https://www.g3gm.com/t4445-front-windshield-molding
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Post by pila Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:47 pm

I just checked the part numbers for the Chevelle versus the El Camino windshields....they are different. And I wasn't aware of this until this thread showed up ! Very Happy

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Post by El Road Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:53 pm

Now that's a Chevelle coupe right?

Sounds like the sedan, station wagon, and El Camino share a windsheild. Anyone know if that is the same with all El Caminos even back to 59-60?

When did El Caminos start sharing the frame/wheelbase with the station wagons?


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Post by pila Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:43 pm

I couldn't find a source for sedan & wagon windshields, so it's a good question..... Question

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Post by ant7377 Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:43 pm

Dont trust that OPGI for stuff like this, they dont know what they are talking about .
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Post by JB2wheeler Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:18 pm

Any reputable auto glass shop can get just about any windshield for you because insurance companies are required to replace a windshield free of charge with no deductable if you haave full coverage. I know its true here and I assume it is a federal rule. JB
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Post by Mcarlo77 Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:52 pm

Out of curiosity today, I was pulling parts at the yard and remembered this debate about El Camino windshields fitting other "A" bodies. There is a '74 Elky sitting next to a '75 Laguna. Pulled the windshield moldings and measured them up...top to bottom...side to side in different spots. Lo and behold, they are exactly the same size. Even the moldings are interchangeable. There...that's my contribution to this debate! Thumbs up
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Post by texan01 Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:16 am

El Caminos shared sedan/wagon wheelbase until 1978. then they went from 116" to 117" while the rest of the A/G bodies went to 108"

78-87 El Caminos use the same windshield as the two door/Monte Carlos. Sedan and wagon ARE different/ taller.


I wondered if the 73-77 cars did that, but I have noticed my 4 door windshield seems higher than the 68-72 convertibles. I don't have to hunch down to see under the header on mine, where on my buddies, I have to.

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