[ROVERNET - UK] P6 windshield differences?

Vern Klukas vern at inkspotco.com
Sat Mar 8 04:40:43 GMT 2008

Well, certainly in the early days laminated windows were not 
necessarily a safety improvement over a toughened window. In fact, 
given a small enough impact area, say the top of your head (extreme) 
or your hand, it was possible to puncture a laminated window and 
suffer very nasty lacerations or near amputation. Another nasty 
feature was that laminated windows tended to release short, small 
slivers of glass. OTOH, the big dangers of the toughened window was 
the cloud of small rectangular glass pieces that flew about, and, 
with the window gone completely, the danger of outside things getting 
in or you being ejected from the car.

I have suffered injuries from both styles over the years.


>These are all windshields?  That is, they go on the front of the car?
>Fact remains, they are all the same shape, tinted or not. 
>Aftermarket windshields could be square or purple, but they will 
>only fit the car if they conform to the factory dimensions.
>I'm surprised that Rover would have installed an unlaminated 
>windshield on a car they were selling as a safely designed vehicle. 
>I can see the back window being non-laminated, but not the front 
>Does your book also show the heated rear window with the defroster 
>wires built in?
>Vern Klukas wrote:
>>>Folks I have found the answer in the rover bibles.
>>>I have factory parts manuals for 2000's (1966) 2200 (1975) & 3500 (1973)
>>>There are FOUR windscreens listed They apply to all years of production
>>>2 are heat treated #367195 clear  & #371796 tinted
>>>2 are laminated    #371793 clear  & #371794 tinted
>>>There is an additional pr in the 2200 manual for Norway
>>>I would suggest the laminated screens which were not compulsory 
>>>in Britain and were primarily for the American market where I 
>>>think they were required.
>>Exactlly right, though laminated screens were also promoted for the 
>>home market as a safety upgrade.
>>I wonder if Peter may of gotten his impression of different screens 
>>because the rear and front screens are close in size and shape, 
>>unlike most cars where the rear is markedly different from the 
>>>Michael Pellow
>>>Rover nut
>>>2 46 10 hp
>>>1 49 6light 75;
>>>1 60,80,95,110
>>>1 3ltr MkII  manual Coupe
>>>1 3ltr MkII auto saloon
>>>1 68 2000 TC with wires
>>>3 3500 manuals
>>>1 5spd 2000 SD1
>>>1 5spd 3500 SD1
>>>1 1999 2.5 connoisseur 75
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