Tinted Glass

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Tinted Glass

Post by theboysmiffy » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:36 pm

I have factory bronze tints on my mk1. I know the USA got green tints but did any UK cars get them too?



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Re: Tinted Glass

Post by duggers » Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:26 am

I think on the Mk2 it was somewhat dependent on the body colour. They used Green, Bronze and Blue tints. Not sure on the Mk1.

I used to order new stock when I worked for a VW dealer in the early 80's and one of the few things that wasn't a choice was the tint, although IIRC it was only fitted to Storm, GTL and GTX the years i was involved 83-85


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Re: Tinted Glass

Post by mr.brown » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:09 am

According to the brochures, pretty much every mk1 from around 1977 had bronze tinted glass. The exception was the GTI.



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Re: Tinted Glass

Post by accyimp » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:15 pm

mr.brown wrote:According to the brochures, pretty much every mk1 from around 1977 had bronze tinted glass. The exception was the GTI.
Clear glass for the GTI ?



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Re: Tinted Glass

Post by mr.brown » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:23 pm

accyimp wrote: Clear glass for the GTI ?
According to the 1981 brochure, yes. (Check on driversfound.com)



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Re: Tinted Glass

Post by the edmundator » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:07 am

Yes, Mk2 GTI also had clear glass for some reason.


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Re: Tinted Glass

Post by mark83 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:50 am

Green glass was a optional extra on the early cars which came with clear glass. My 76 has it and it was listed as a factory option.
My guess clear and green were dropped when the gls came out and bronze was standard fit.

My car had a couple of bits missing and it has proved difficult to get, I have had to source it from the states.


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Re: Tinted Glass

Post by accyimp » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:44 pm

mr.brown wrote:
accyimp wrote: Clear glass for the GTI ?
According to the 1981 brochure, yes. (Check on driversfound.com)
Brilliant - thanks for the link
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Re: Tinted Glass

Post by mickeymarrows » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:16 am

I remember seeing a black TS with green tint glass here in the UK.. so that was pre 77


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