Had a mishap today.. :(

naughtika

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Brisbane, QLD
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Christian
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'96 Galant VR4, '17 MB A180, '25 Macan GTS
this morning the whole family went to Caloundra and ended up at Golden Beach.. knowing that the drive was around 1.5 hours, so when I parked my car I left the bonnet open so that the engine would cool down nicely... and since it was at the beach and wind was quite strong I didnt realized that it would've lift the bonnet all the way towards the windsreen..

now I've got a f!%^ed windscreen.. car's still drivable no other dents or anything just the glass is cracked on the sides.. I think it was the 2 hinges pushing down on the glass which made it crack...

will post pics later..
 
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jeez not good to hear!

If i remember correctly, someone else had an issue with their windscreen and it wasn't too much of a hassle getting a replacement (i could be wrong though).

Still, such an inconvenience though!
 
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bugger, my battery light came on last night , probably gone alternator
 
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That's a bugger Christian but I'm sure someone on here got a replacement from one of the regular windscreen places that had it in stock. Price might be another matter though.
 

NickTee

Crunching Gears
Location
Qld
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Nick
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dirty silvia
Im on the sunshine coast and today was pretty damn windy, it blew my bucket over when I washed the legnum (rained an hour later lol)
 

frozen

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Queensland
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Josh
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1990 Mitsubishi GTO
Formerly: 1996 Galant VR-4
damn that would have sucked.. sorry to hear :( I heard someone got a windscreen in the NZ but costed a small fortune? not sure.. talk to AllJap or something? surely a place local could get one in. how bad is it?
 

naughtika

OzVR4 Stalker
Location
Brisbane, QLD
First Name
Christian
Drive
'96 Galant VR4, '17 MB A180, '25 Macan GTS
cracks aren't across the glass.. they're mostly on the sides.. but definitely i need to replace it.. so mods for the car is on hold until i replace it.. :(
 

naughtika

OzVR4 Stalker
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Brisbane, QLD
First Name
Christian
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'96 Galant VR4, '17 MB A180, '25 Macan GTS
here's the pic

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:(

had a quote from O'Brien though, they can get the screen by overnight.. also it does come with the wipre defroster thingy.. $481 fitted.. but.. BUT.. I have to get a rubber mould.. which sucks..
 

VR4Rocket

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
Queensland
First Name
Kevin
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Was a Ralliart Colt, was a 1997 Toyota Aristo was a 1996 Legnum..Now an XR5 Turbo
Ahhh bugga mate! Least you can pick up another...
 

Dr_Josh001

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
Driver, NT
First Name
Josh
Drive
96 Galant VR-4 Auto
Sorry to hear that dude!:( It sucks even more when your trying to do the right thing for your car and it ends up going really wrong.:mad: As they say "no good deed goes unpunished".
 

gilly

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
SA
First Name
Simon
Drive
2000 Legnum VR4 Type S
so there was no scratches or dents on the actual bonnet?

And where an you get the rubber mould from?
 

SiliconAngel

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Perth, WA
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SA, Trevor
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'99 Legnum VR4 Black MT
Rubber mold? That's odd - Ian (VR4Pilot) got his replaced by a local windscreen place with absolutely no issues. Maybe send him a PM to ask about it Chris?
 

frozen

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Queensland
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Josh
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1990 Mitsubishi GTO
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what is a rubber mould? is that what goes around the windscreen? surely they can re-use your current one if so... if not thats rediculous :p
 

naughtika

OzVR4 Stalker
Location
Brisbane, QLD
First Name
Christian
Drive
'96 Galant VR4, '17 MB A180, '25 Macan GTS
so there was no scratches or dents on the actual bonnet?

And where an you get the rubber mould from?

O'Brien has to order it from a different company..

Rubber mold? That's odd - Ian (VR4Pilot) got his replaced by a local windscreen place with absolutely no issues. Maybe send him a PM to ask about it Chris?

i'll contact him soon.. i gotta go to work..
 

king_panther

Gettin' tanked
Location
New South Wales
First Name
Brad
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2012 VW Caddy 1.6TDI 7-Speed DSG. Still crappy DSG.....
Windscreens O'Brien did my whole front windscreen no problem at all.

They had 3 in stock when I got it done. Don't know WHY they got them when at the time there were only 3 of us VR4s in the state but oh well....

Cost me $200, but normally $430 I think..
 

naughtika

OzVR4 Stalker
Location
Brisbane, QLD
First Name
Christian
Drive
'96 Galant VR4, '17 MB A180, '25 Macan GTS
thanks everyone to their replies..

Brad (King_panther) - did they replace the rubber mould on the side and top?! or used the old one as well?

what's the workmanship like?
 
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