Windshield Breakage


LOVE CHP

GT Owner
May 30, 2007
309
Central Calif.
Do not let anyone lean on the top corners of the windshield! There is no support under them and they can break off. FYI from Bernardo, my delivery tech.
 

nota4re

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Feb 15, 2006
3,782
I'll be real careful and take my time for $30K if there are any takers...
 
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Fyr-FtrGT

GT Owner, BofD
Mark IV Lifetime
May 28, 2006
130
Walnut Creek, California
Just learned of a NFGT that is in the shop with a broken windshield. Had an item on the dash, hit the brakes, the item hit the windshield and broke it. Minimum of 20 hours to fix, plus windshield. Be careful out there.
 

GTJack

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Oct 1, 2006
1,687
Saddlebrooke, MO
Ouch in more ways than one!
 

B.M.F.

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jan 29, 2009
1,396
Minnesota
I heard its 30k to replace it from another owner that had to replace one.
 

Kayvan

GT Owner
Jul 13, 2006
4,782
Not related; but Letting your windshield wiper snap hard against windshield is a risk too.

Buddy’s Ferrari’s had garage attendant slip monthly bill under his wiper and let it snap hard / cracking it (twice). Denied it of course.
 

Xcentric

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 9, 2012
5,213
Myakka City, Florida
Some wild numbers posted here.

Stormcat has one in his shop to use as a Clearplex mold. IDK what it cost, but let's say a totally outrageous $5k for argument.

That means $25k labor. $25k/20 hours = $1,250/hr. Not bad!

Except that 20 hours labor is also crazy.

Anybody know anything factual? If any of these numbers are true, this is mind bending.

Florida has zero deductible windshield replacement. Can't wait to read about GT claims.
 

Kayvan

GT Owner
Jul 13, 2006
4,782
Galpin had a yellow one having windshield replaced on Sat

Said fenders/hood had to come off to complete.
 

maxemus

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Apr 25, 2007
882
Miami, Florida
I mentioned earlier how Steve explicitly warned me not to put any weight on the windshield. I know several that have placed radar detectors and cameras on theirs. These folks are playing Russian roulette.
 

B.M.F.

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jan 29, 2009
1,396
Minnesota
Some wild numbers posted here.

Stormcat has one in his shop to use as a Clearplex mold. IDK what it cost, but let's say a totally outrageous $5k for argument.

That means $25k labor. $25k/20 hours = $1,250/hr. Not bad!

Except that 20 hours labor is also crazy.

Anybody know anything factual? If any of these numbers are true, this is mind bending.

Florida has zero deductible windshield replacement. Can't wait to read about GT claims.
Its more than 20 hours labor i hear....
 

Xcentric

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 9, 2012
5,213
Myakka City, Florida
I mentioned earlier how Steve explicitly warned me not to put any weight on the windshield. I know several that have placed radar detectors and cameras on theirs. These folks are playing Russian roulette.
I think he meant don't let bikini babes sit on it.
 

Kingman

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Aug 11, 2006
4,072
Surf City, USA
Lightweight booties. Heritage booties. Competition booties. Longtail booties.

Speaking of lightweight booties.......Gary, why haven't we seen ANY recent photos of your friends - The Twins????
 

Kayvan

GT Owner
Jul 13, 2006
4,782
“Bikini babes” is not a unit of measure

Based on booties I’ve seen posted here; range is +/- 100lbs.
 
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Xcentric

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 9, 2012
5,213
Myakka City, Florida
Lightweight booties. Heritage booties. Competition booties. Longtail booties.
 

CanadaGT

GT Owner
Sep 28, 2006
177
Edmonton Alberta
windshield retails for $2531 cad. So $1900 USD. Not really too bad. No part number yet for clamshell window, which is plastic.
 

maxemus

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Apr 25, 2007
882
Miami, Florida
windshield retails for $2531 cad. So $1900 USD. Not really too bad. No part number yet for clamshell window, which is plastic.
Thought clamshell was also gorilla?
 

Ed Sims

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Apr 7, 2006
7,533
NorCal
I'm not sure if rear glass is Gorilla or regular glass. Maybe only windshield is Gorilla glass. Side & rear glass regular? LW & CE models are plastic rear.

Ed
 

Ed Sims

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Apr 7, 2006
7,533
NorCal
Just learned of a NFGT that is in the shop with a broken windshield. Had an item on the dash, hit the brakes, the item hit the windshield and broke it. Minimum of 20 hours to fix, plus windshield. Be careful out there.
Is this fake news? Kind of hard to believe.

Ed
 

STORMCAT

GT
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
May 25, 2006
7,436
Ft. Lauderdale
Lots of labor to get the front clip off and back on. Not including the labor to get the Windshield out and cleaned up.
On Standard Gt's the Front Windshield and rear hatch have Gorilla Glass on the inside layer only. It's very ridged and Brittle.. As stated in post #1 It was struck from the inside. More vulnerable than being struck from the outside. My GT wouldn't leave the garage until I had a Clearplex film on it..
The front and rear glass is very thin. many a rear hatch have been broken for many reasons mostly slamming..
 
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B.M.F.

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jan 29, 2009
1,396
Minnesota
Is this fake news? Kind of hard to believe.

Ed
Clear bra installer dropped a tool on another windshield and it broke. I was told the bill was 30k to replace with labor straight from the owner..