Q: Glass Differences Between Years
Can I use 1969 or 1967 glass in my 1968?
A: Remember the basics, gentlemen – all three years had different glass. Although the 1968 and 1969 appeared the same when installed, the concealed bottom was different. The 1968 was straight across, while the 1969 glass has a curve across the bottom. I have only seen etched bird glass with the straight (68 style) bottom.
A: Not true ole buddy… I have 1968 Birdglass thats curved like the 69s. So may we say that its could be that 1968 and 1969 share a same glass, in certain cases. Use the date code if in doubt as to what it is. Also they changed manufacturers between 1968 to 69. PPG to LOF. I think some 69s had PPG.
A: One thing I know for sure, the July 1969 parts book gives a replacement glass listing for 1968 and 1969 as the same, eliminating the earlier design 68 glass. Do you ever remember seeing the etchings on curved glass (later) style?
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