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1961 Pontiac Laurentain 4 door Sedan Windshields.


Good day,

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?

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MG



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I would be 99% sure they are the same. US based Auto City Classics list the 61-62 Chev etc front 4 door glass as being the same for GM's, but they would be looking at the glass in a US Pontiac.

www.autocityclassic.com/1961-1962-chevrolet-4-dr-sedan/

I have a 62 Chev front windshield, its cracked, but if you would like any measurements from it (if you have your original glass) before ordering glass, let me know.

I think most glass we could order here in Canada would come via a US supplier. Auto City Classics have a good name, I'd order from them, unless someone else has a suggestion.

Your car built in Canada? Cool rig in South Africa I bet.

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Have had good luck with Auto City Classics out of Minnesota.

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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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The Impala for 62 was different, it was the same as the 61-62 convertible.
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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.

Glenn's 61 Pontiac.jpg



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61 and 62 Chev 4 doors are interchangeable (need to relocate the trim only), which means the vent window area is the same, which I'd bet the windshield is the same too. The glass in my 62 Chev measures 29 7/8 inches, edge to edge.

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Hi all,

Thank you kindly for the reply to my request.
Keep them wheels turning.

Kind regards from South Africa
MG

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DonSSDD wrote:

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.



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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?

http://www.oldcarmanualproject.com/manuals/Chevy/58-68parts/1-117/pages/Image59_jpg.htm

Image59_jpg.jpg

 

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:

https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm-heritage-archive/vehicle-information-kits/Chevrolet/1961-Chevrolet.pdf

That's the best I can do for now... anybody else?



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Hi MC,

Thank you for the valuable info, appreciate your valuable input.

Kind regards
MG

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Marius, so you still have your old glass? Can you measure it top to bottom in the middle?

My books show the 61 and 62 Cdn Pontiac with a 2 piece lower molding, so the numbers above won't help. The lower 2 piece molding is the same for all 61 & 62's, including convertible and 2 door hardtop. The one piece upper is the same for 61's and 62's, except for the 62 2 door HT and vert.

The molding on a Pontiac may be the same size as a Chevy, but have a little different shape/style.

Now if we knew the part number for the windshield rubber was the same for a 61 Pontiac and 61 Chev, that would "seal" it. Pun intended.

Don

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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



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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


 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!

-Mark

 

By the way, Marius, are you looking for just the front windshield or are you looking for the rear wraparound glass as well?



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The part # for the '61 4 dr. sedan Chev or Pontiac is NAGS # DW00607CL (Clear) or DW00607GBN (tinted with dark blue shade band across the top). This is the # to use when ordering your glass from your preferred supplier.
Jeff Corey


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348-409 lists the part number as 4802392 for a 61 Chev.

www.348-409.com/1958-65partnumbers.html

Don

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Hi Don,

Unfortunately i bought the car without the glass.

MC, i am looking for the rear glass as well.

Jeff,thank you for sending those part no's

You guys are great,thank you all for your help and input

MG

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I need to spend more time on here, I just saw this now. I'm Striper SS' brother and that's me and my Poncho in that pic he posted. I used to be in the glass industry and the part numbers that buickjef listed are what I will be using for my car. It's been awhile since I looked into it but the last time I checked the clear is almost impossible to find so you'll have to use the shaded windshield. I hope to be stripping my car down for bodywork in the next few months and a new windshield will be going in when she goes back together.
Unfortunately if you need a backglass you'll have to search for one out of a parts car. These will also be the same as the other 1961 gm sedans so I'm sure someone out there has one. Good luck and post some pictures of your car.

Glenn

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From 1958-61 Pontiac Parts Catalogue (printed october 1960)...........

The asterix means: new part october 1960......


 

1962 Laurentian Windshield-02.jpg

1962 Laurentian Windshield-03.jpg



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Thank you so much for this response.

Regards
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