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An Exploration of Properly Maintained Automotive Suspension Components

Hi there, my name is Hedrick Simmons. Welcome to my website about automotive suspension components. My first vehicle purchase resulted in a crash course about the importance of excellent suspension components. The vehicle was bouncy and unwieldly while driving along rough roadways. At first, I thought this was normal, but as I learned more, I discovered that there was a way to fix this annoying problem. I decided to upgrade my suspension with helpful components and repair the items that exhibited wear and tear or damage. With this approach, I was able to restore my suspension components and enjoy a smooth ride in my vehicle. My site will explore these matters and much more. Come back again soon.


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An Exploration of Properly Maintained Automotive Suspension Components

Replacing The Glass In Your Classic Car Or Restoration Project

by Brandie Gordon

If you are restoring a classic car or maybe just trying to keep one in running condition, you know how tough it can be to find parts that are right for the car but if you need any of the glass for a lot of these cars, it can be a real challenge to find. Depending on the year of the car, the model, and the popularity of them, reproduction glass may be available if you talk to an auto glass replacement shop.

Finding Your Glass

The hardest part is finding the glass for your car. If it is really old, the only glass you are likely to find is used glass from a private seller. If you find the glass, it may be in great condition but don't count on that. In many cases, the older the glass, the more likely it is to have some marks or light chips on it. Inspect the glass carefully and make sure it will work for you before you put out any money for it.

Installing Classic Glass

Installation can be very difficult for some models. One problem with using original glass is that it may be brittle and easier to damage when you are installing it. The edges of the glass can chip or crack very easily and if your glass is rare, you might not want to chance breaking the glass when it is being installed. If you are concerned that you may damage the glass, give your local auto glass shop and see if they are able to install the glass for you. If they can come to you and make the repair at your home, you can avoid damaging the glass during transportation or having to move a partially restored car to their shop as well.

Sealing Your Glass

Once you find the glass for your car, you need to find the rubber seals used to seal the glass into the frame. On front and rear windows, the seal is part of the structural integrity of the body and using anything that does not meet the standards of the OEM seals is going to cause problems later on. If the seal does not fit properly, it can leak and that last thing you want is water inside a newly restored car. Aside from leaking, if the glass does not sit properly in the rubber seal, it can move around and eventually creak because it is not being supported properly. Try to avoid using a second-hand seal. There are many seals available in the aftermarket and as new old stock but you are going to have to put some time into the search for yours.