How to fix a rear window 2000 Mustang convertable Cheap
A guy I work with is looking to sell an cherry 00 mustang convertable but the top has a bum back window. Any of you guys know a way to get the price down. A couple glass shops round here quoted him $750 and 1300 bucks. Thats a lot of do ray me for something to sell. He doesn't care about the heated electric window ect. Can it be done with uv retarded plexiglass or just get a piece of auto glass cut at the local home glass shop and bonded in. I keep tellin him I will give em $500 for it like it is but that I wouldn't want to cheat him. Hell its got all of 50K miles and spent all of its rustbelt life in a garage.
Are you being serious about trying to buy the car for $500? How much is he asking for the car? Henry
Originally Posted by drizler
Henry, those are the cars that hurt you. Anyone trying to buy a $500.00 car will nit pick it to death. I just sold a nice Ford Contour for $1k and I got a complaint the dash lights didn't work. They wanted to bring the car back and get a refund!! All it needed was the knob turned up..
Originally Posted by Henry
No, He wants 10K since its cherry
I just have to bust on him because he used to be a suit for Pepsi and they gave it to him for a company car then he got dumped back to working driving a truck due to hard times and he wound up quitting and working with me at the border. He bought a house by accident across the street from our bigshot who runs the entire region. I just have to bust on him about sneakin across the street to rat us out while he buys the beer, mows the guys lawn, shovels his drive,shines the guys shoes and whatever other brown nose perversions your imaginations can dream up. He was sellin it for 10K last spring while I was lookin for a car for my daughter. He kept tellin me how cherry it was and wanting 10K for its rustbelt avoidance therapy while I kept talking it down for the hugeass v6 and rear wheel drive and on and on. Every time he brings it up I offer him a couple hundred less so now we are down to $500 because its sat so long and been abused by the one time pollution of his "once was a suit ass". The last time we talked I told him hell he's 42 or so now he might as well mothball it for his soon to be mid life crisis and call it a day.
Originally Posted by Henry
Anyways he can't quite figture out how to fix it, can't do it himself and wants to sell the thing somehow. Truthfully all I know about it is that he has to get a window into an otherwise nice top that hasn't seen hardly any sun ever. I do know a boat canvas repair guy vaguely who does much of that stuff if you can catch the guy. So how do you fix one of the glass window convertibles anyways? I figured he can get a piece of safety glass cut at a local glass shop or UV stabilized plexi and get it bonded in. I once had that guy fix a shitty Amigo I had with a rollup plastic window and whatever process he used held up like gangbusters. Some sort of crimp heat and pressure process. So whats the options out there for something like this he just wants to sell it. I keep tellin him to get off his ass as Graduation season is the time to put it on Craigs list and peddle it and at the rate he is going I will be retired and it will be an antique.
Drizler, check this out http://boburl.com/984. Might be the way to go, or check with your local wrecking yard.
I'm assuming the window is broken?
All of those glass shops are trying to rip this guy off because they can clearly see he doesn't know any better.
Try this place.
This place has been around forever and they use Robbins tops and windows which are high quality.
The window with heater/defrost is $259. He needs to seek out an upholstery shop for this job not a glass shop. To replace the window they'll probably have to remove and reinstall the top. At 7 years old, it might be worthwhile to spend the extra money and replace the top. A new top is great marketing tool on a convertible.
So the bottom line is tell him to go to an upholstery shop and he can discuss his options with them.
Thanx, Thats What I thought
Thats the trouble with cars like that. All these outfits think everyone who owns one has money to burn. I keep tellin him if he doesn't do something with it he can keep it for his mid life crises or just sell it to me for $500 when all his kids go to college. He has 5 so I figure he is gonna have a melt down sooner or later. No more Mustang its gonna be Fischer Price ( they did sell a hell of a lot of those things.) More like a Geo really. That isn't a bad price for the window glass on that site at all. Should do the trick if he ever gets off his keyster.