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Windshield Differences.

Discussion in 'Glass & Mirrors' started by Chamus, Mar 28, 2020.

  1. Chamus

    Chamus Junior Member

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    Hello, all.

    I am going to be replacing the windshield on my '89 Suburban, and I know that '87 and down trucks had the antenna in the windshield, while ''88 and up trucks had the fender antenna. While I've owned both, I've never had to change a windshield between them, and just want to confirm that there are no other differences. I know that Brothers Truck sells a windshield with the antenna in, and just wanted to be sure that it was otherwise compatible with my '89 Burb.

    https://www.brotherstrucks.com/1973...-WITH-ANTENNA/productinfo/WGR87WA/GREEN/BLUE/
     
  2. yevgenievich

    yevgenievich Full Access Member

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    Same other than an antenna
     
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    Yes you can use either one.
    Antenna on the fender has better reception.
     
  4. Chamus

    Chamus Junior Member

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    Thanks guys. And yeah, I'll be keeping my fender antenna. It's a guy height indicator for the roof rack when I have to park in low hanging garages in different cities.
     
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    How much is freight? I had Safelight come to my house and install a windshield for $200.

    Btw, my Blazer is a 91 but I told them it was an 85 to prevent any body style errors in their catalogue.
     
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    200? I need a windshield job done and I was expecting a lot more. Was this a long drive out? Or are they charging just installation? I need a windshield for a 96 f150 and they have a place near me, but that kind of tells me it shouldnt be too expensive if thats how much an old truck with at-home service cost
     
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    I’m in town so their place is about a 7 mi / 20 min drive. The price was total; glass, labor, etc.

    I gave the guy an extra $20 though, he was just over 5’ and my truck has 43’s so he was climbing during the whole job. lol
     
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    Last time needed a windshield picked up directly from local windshield place for $100. Relatively easy to install
     

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