Barracuda spare back glass storage

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  1. NitrofumesTF

    NitrofumesTF Well-Known Member

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    Every time I go to a car show with my 66 Barracuda, I invariably have someone come up to make a comment about the back glass. Just this weekend, I heard "I bet you hope that back window doesn't ever get broken because they are so hard to find" or "Wow, if you ever had to replaced that rear window it would be really expensive if you could even find one". When I inform them that the glass is not as rare as everyone thinks and that I have a spare in my garage that I paid $40 for, they look at me like I don't know what I am talking about or they think I am lying. When I bought the spare I could have bought a second one from the same guy for another $40, but I couldn't transport two at the same time and did not feel like making another 5 hour round trip to go back to get it. One guy even said i must have bought that spare a long time ago because you can't get them that cheap anymore (bought it 3 years ago). I said "oh, have you been looking for one"? He said "No, I don't have a Barracuda, I just know they are not that cheap". He apparently has a crystal ball. Also, the last time I looked, there were three available on Craigslist in the Baltimore area.
     
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    • rkjjeep

      rkjjeep Well-Known Member

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      The rarity and high cost is certainly a myth perpetuated by tv shows and magazines. Like others, everyone that sees my car comments about the high cost of the rear glass. I knew from the forum that most of that is not true but wanted a spare anyways. Thanks for the storage recommendations. I'll post a picture of how I store it later.
       
    • halifaxhops

      halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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      Last year at Carlisle A guy vending next to me had a tinted one with $50 on it Friday, Sunday it was free. I helped him load it back up. Hell I have three spares that came with my car. Now the front window is getting scarce!
       
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      • Treblig

        Treblig Well-Known Member

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        You guys don't have any idea what you are talking about........They are rare and I have one captured in the rafters of my garage. :rofl:It will probably be there until I die because nobody needs one. What's worse is that Mopars are really scarce around S. Texas so the chances of selling it are 1 in a million!!!.
         
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        • j par

          j par Well-hung Member

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          I don't mean to burst your bubble but I see absolutely no comparison between 1964 glass and 1984 glass...
          I bet the farm that the thicknesses are way different....
           
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          Wrapped mine in paper, split a foam pool noodle 1/2 way through and taped it over what would be the top edge when installed, stood up against the wall with that edge down, no worries
           
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          Great Idea!! Headed to dollar store now!!
           
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          adriver Blazing Apostle

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          I saw that show when I had cable.
          Do I remember it correctly?
          They made a big deal about not breaking the glass cause it so so rare.
          Then they had it on some saw horses.
          Yep, it got broken.
          Then they freak out cause the boss would find out but miraculously "found" a car in another junk yard.
          But they had to buy the whole car to get it.
          Trick was they were converting a slant car to a V8 car and the spare car just happened to be a 273.
          And of course, they didn't mention the K frame difference.
          Sneaky, that was.
           
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            j par Well-hung Member

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            Yep that's the one and again they never showed the exact scene of it breaking. It's funny you say that because it was back when I had cable as well...
            My thought was always able to have to fall way further than off a couple sawhorses for it to break...
             
          • zkx14

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            Yesterday I was doing some cleanup in my garage. Had a back door glass from a Neon that I was tired of looking at. Put it in a trash bag and held it closed by the top. One light tap on he concrete and poof it went to a little pile in the bottom of the bag. :thumbsup:
             
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            • GONEFISHIN'

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              over and over, same conversation - I bought my spare (NOS, never been on a car) for $50 Canadian (US$38) in October 2018 ;)
               
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