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Old 07-14-2006, 11:07 PM   #1
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I went for a ride a couple weeks ago

I went for a ride to the left coast at Washington. Traveling down I-84 a gravel truck passed and gave me some gravel. Both my windshields were
nicked ans scratched by rocks. It was not possible to catch the truck with no name on the side of the truck. Oh well stuff happens. After a couple hours driving, the right side windshield began to crack in many directions. No big deal, right? After a while longer the cracks ran to therubber seal in every direction. No big deal right? While entering Portland the glass began to bulge into the driver's area. I became concerned the glass would blow onto me. It was early evening so I found a Walmart and parked. I got some fibred shipping tape and taped both sides of te glass. All the tape looked like many bandages. Next day I drove to my destination without any problems, just more cracks.
I drove around and came to my place without any difficulties. I decided to replace all the front glass. Local glass shop charged $230 for 2 small and 2 large pieces of green tint flat glass. The shop also wanted $210 to install the pieces. I shall install the new glass tomorrow.
I'm glad I have flat glass. Frank
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Old 07-16-2006, 12:56 AM   #2
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Glad to hear it didn't turn into a TOTAL disaster, Frank! Doesn't your insurance cover that sort of thing?
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Old 07-16-2006, 10:44 AM   #3
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A few years ago I was driving a company bus down a 2 lane back road. It was a 99 stub nose bluebird. A truck pulling a trailer had a rock bounce of a rim on the trailer and right up to the windsheild. it hit thedrivers side near the top by the center post. This hit hard enough that it chipped both the inner and outer sides of the glass. I was cursing it pretty good cause I just got the new window a few days earlier. And now I need to get another. It wasn't until the next day where I realized how lucky I was that I didn't get any flying particles of glass in to my eyes.
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