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Hello,
I just got a 1962 impala sport sedan with no post, but then someone threw a brick through the windshield. So now in addition to a few other parts I need a windshield. I have been looking online, but am curious if people can recommend some specific companies to get parts from.
The specific parts I am looking for to get it drivable for the summer are
Windshield
Driver side front window
Front grille (center section only)
Passenger side quarter panel
Heater core
 

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Windshield

Look in your local phone booke for glass installers. If you have never installed one before I would suggest letting them do it. Curved glass and hard to reinstall chrome can be a pain.

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Yeah Man Thos Old Winshileds Have To Be Slapped In And I Have Cracked A Couple Myself Trying To Install Them. Also The Side Windos Have The Chrome Trim Around Them Which Can Also Be A Pain. As For The Other Stuff The Heater Core Should Be Attainable @ The Local Parts Store. As For The Quarters And Grill Try Year One, Classic Chevy International Or Impala Bobs.
 

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Be careful!

Many of your local glass installers are used to newer cars and quickie insurance jobs. Try to find one who knows (and loves!) the older classics. I had a "reputable" (came with recommendations from friends) glass company put in the front and back glass in my '62 when I was doing a frame off. I handed them the new rubber and the glass (I had carefully removed). They did the assembly. Looked OK when I picked it up, but first rain proved otherwise :(. I ended up taking out the glass only to find they did not use any "black goo" and just put the glass in dry and popped the trim back on. I consulted with some other shops, most of whom did not want to touch the project, but offered advise and two tubes of the black sealant. I ended up doing it right myself with the help of friends. It's not that difficult when you realize they had maybe a few minutes on the production line (back in 1962) and you have all evening!

Good luck!
Tom Kochtanek
 
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