Is that the consensus then...? before I go and have the glass etched. Anyone else have a 67 windshield they can check? The ones I have access to all have had the glass replaced, except for a 66 with air which had tinted glass and no etching.
I probably got the explantion for those windshield codes off of this and other forums, but I don't remember for sure where I picked up that information. Besides, when I ordered my new OEM windshield from Pilkington Classics about four years ago, I didn't have the choice of choosing exactly which characters to have etched into it. Pilkington, and probably the others, have a contract outfit etch the CarLite logo into the glass, and they use a standard etching format based on the year of the car, and probably a few other factors. So I don't believe you can choose your exact etching format. I took a picture of the etching on my original windshield before replacing it, but it was so faded that I can't interpret it from the picture, and could barely read it from close up. But if I remember correctly the etching on my repro windshield was slightly different than the original. But not enough to affect any judging, IMO, if you may be worried about that. A concours judge should be able to better comment on this. Before you order your new windshield tell them that you would like to see an exact representation of what they will be etching into it. They may be willing to send you that info if it means a sale or not.