Want to know if the Chevrolet Biscayne 1961 4 door sedan windshields are the same as for the Pontiac Laurentain 1961 4 door sedan?
Can't source the windshield for my Laurentain project here in South Africa.
If there is anyone that can put me in the right direction to source them in Canada for exporting to South Africa?
63 Pariesienne sport coupe (The Big GTO), black, maroon interior, 409 4 speed; former owner of a 59 El Camino, 63 Corvette SWC, 62 Chev Bel Air SC.
Mahone Bay, NS Still not old enough to need an automatic
all 61-62 GM full size ( except the convertible ) used the same windshield gasket. Treat the Canadian Pontiac as a Chevrolet when ordering mechanical or rubber parts. A good site to cross check weather strip parts is www. steelerubberproducts.com Try to deal with the manufacturer if possible
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I just talked to my brother who has the exact same car as you, a 1961 Laurentian 4 dr sedan. He also worked for years at a Glass shop in Vancouver as a windshield technician. He's almost 100 % sure that the glass is interchangeable with a 1961 Chevrolet BelAir or Biscayne. No other year will fit.
My brother, nephew, and the 61.
DonSSDD wrote:The Impala for 62 was different, it was the same as the 61-62 convertible. Don
The Impala for 62 was different, it was the same as the 61-62 convertible. Don
There would definitely be a difference between Hardtop/convertible glass and sedan ("post") glass. In fact I think there is a difference in roof height as well.
Probably the most definitive way would be if somebody had access to a 1961 Canadian version of a Hollander's interchange manual, the one that junk yards used to know what parts fit on what vehicles.
Maybe if somebody worked at a glass shop they could look up to see if the Chevy and Canadian Pontiac glass are the same?
I did some quick searching and didn't come up with anything concrete, only an assertion on the HAMB that all GM glass for 1961 interchanges among the divisions (American). http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/1961-olds-question-gm-interchange.104994/
I also found some trim part numbers for 1961 Chevys, with the thought that if the trim is the same then the glass must be the same in order for the trim to fit. If anybody has a 1961 Canadian Pontiac parts manual perhaps they could cross-reference the trim part numbers?
Another clue might be to check the exterior dimensions of the 1961 Chevrolet compared to the Pontiac. If the dimensions are the same then the glass should be the same. Check out page 35 of the 1961 Chevrolet Vehicle Information Kit at the link:
That's the best I can do for now... anybody else?
DonSSDD wrote:Found it, part number for a 61 or 62 Canadian Pontiac, all models except vert and 62 2 door hardtop, was 4802392 and 4802393, one is tinted and one is not. Maybe MC has that number in his book for the Chevy? Don
Found it, part number for a 61 or 62 Canadian Pontiac, all models except vert and 62 2 door hardtop, was 4802392 and 4802393, one is tinted and one is not. Maybe MC has that number in his book for the Chevy? Don
Hey Don, unfortunately I don't have a parts book, just what I could find online at the link above, but it wasn't complete - only the page I displayed. I've been searching online for a pdf of a 61 Chevy parts catalogue but haven't found a complete one yet.
If anybody here has access to such a thing, feel free to jump in!
By the way, Marius, are you looking for just the front windshield or are you looking for the rear wraparound glass as well?
From 1958-61 Pontiac Parts Catalogue (printed october 1960)...........The asterix means: new part october 1960......