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Ad glass question #687428
Thu May 25 2017 12:01 PM
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This may be answered somewhere but my question is this... I am replacing my ad glass in my Wayne 505 with reproduction "PREMIUM" and taking out the original "FIRESTONE". Well I snapped both "premium" ones trying to install. I noticed that my originals are much thicker .125 or 1/8" vs. new .088 or 11/125". Does someone remake these with thicker glass like originals or is it an industry standard? It seems like the originals fit into the groove on the rubber fine just a little snugger. Any help appreciated before I order again.Thank you

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Re: Ad glass question [Re: chevy350] #687430
Thu May 25 2017 12:21 PM
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11/125

metric ????


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Re: Ad glass question [Re: Mr.Wadhams] #687437
Thu May 25 2017 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted By Mr.Wadhams
11/125

metric ????

The glass may have started at 3/32" but probably after sandblasting or??? ended up a tinge thinner, hence the approx. 11/125" measurement or .088. smile or that I just forgot to add the " (double prime).

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Re: Ad glass question [Re: chevy350] #687438
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I was trying to be funny....seldom (never) works.

No such length measurement in the inch system....has to go 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64, then 1/128th.....and that is not possible to see that fine of measurement on a ruler....so really 1/64" is the smallest you can read. .088 is very close to 3/32"

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Re: Ad glass question [Re: chevy350] #687440
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Not sure why you're having trouble. The last one I did was a Wayne 500 (and it uses the same glass) and I needed special glass for it. I just had my local glass shop cut me two pieces of single strength 1/8" glass for them and added the graphics. They went in fine without cracking. If the repro glass you got is that much thinner it would definitely be easier to break but should work. You must be putting them in a bind when installing them, they can be a bit tricky if you don't take your time. Don't know where you got them but I bought a set recently from T-Way's and I'm pretty sure they are 1/8" ....GB

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Re: Ad glass question [Re: Mr.Wadhams] #687441
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Originally Posted By Mr.Wadhams
I was trying to be funny....seldom (never) works.

No such length measurement in the inch system....has to go 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64, then 1/128th.....and that is not possible to see that fine of measurement on a ruler....so really 1/64" is the smallest you can read. .088 is very close to 3/32"

Jim


Hahaha, I am using a vernier caliper so I guess it is too precise. smile I am terrible at picking up on sarcasm but enjoy it when I get it. (not often)


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Re: Ad glass question [Re: Rabbitman] #687442
Thu May 25 2017 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted By Rabbitman
Not sure why you're having trouble. The last one I did was a Wayne 500 (and it uses the same glass) and I needed special glass for it. I just had my local glass shop cut me two pieces of single strength 1/8" glass for them and added the graphics. They went in fine without cracking. If the repro glass you got is that much thinner it would definitely be easier to break but should work. You must be putting them in a bind when installing them, they can be a bit tricky if you don't take your time. Don't know where you got them but I bought a set recently from T-Way's and I'm pretty sure they are 1/8" ....GB

Good to know.I got them from Vic's. I called them and they said that they all come from the same supplier and therefor all the same thickness(thin). Not sure if that's true. Kind of hoping to find out here. I just assume the thicker the better to help with my clumsiness. frown I will look into T-Way's but site must be down.


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Re: Ad glass question [Re: chevy350] #687445
Thu May 25 2017 04:25 PM
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Called A nice guy @ T-Ways and I learned that they do theirs with Double Strength glass but use decal unlike the ones I got that I am guessing are single strength and fired? Sooo my ultimate find would be repo double strength fired (non decal) I dont ask for much. HEHEHE.

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Re: Ad glass question [Re: chevy350] #687490
Fri May 26 2017 12:43 PM
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Found what I was looking for!! Found some great guys that have what I wanted. @Pergl


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