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    BIVA glass question - another

    I have had a laminated screen and toughned side screens made for the coupe by an automotive glass supplier, I specified that they needed to be marked E 43R and gave him a copy of the relevent spec from the manual and he delivered them today with a paper sticker with just 43R stencilled out through which I use an etching pencil to mark the glass when in position.

    This does not seem right to me the regs say 'must display the following relevent permanent marking applied by the glass manufacturer'

    While I do not doubt they are toughned correctly, they inform me this is how they do coach windows will it be acceptable for BIVA.

    Is it a simple circled E and 43R that they are looking for?

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    P.S I have not paid for them yet

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    OK, just got off the phone re this. The mark that should be put on there DURING the manufacturing process so a sticker or etching will NOT pass BIVA .The type of marking used on normal cars is what they want ie IN the glass .

    The mark they are looking for is E (in a circle) followed by a number which denotes the country where the glass was manufactured and then 43R.

    Obviously front screens can be cut from somethig liek Fiat Panda or Land Rover.


    Coach windows currently carry an expemption and have been allowed to do their own marking however this will not meet BIVA regulations.

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    So back to the original question. Who can supply this spec?

    I spoke to the original suggestion Agriglass in Norwich and they gave me this local contact who appears to not understand the question.

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    You could try speaking the guys down here in Portsmouth, think they may also have a place at Bristol ? Solaglas, they did the windows for my last A pick up in toughened with correct BS marks so may be able to do this ?

    Also try Windsor Glass as I'm told they can do this as well.

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    Are side windows a requirement for the test? If not you could leave them out

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    You used to be able to leave them out but now you can't as it would be an 'incomplete vehicle'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    You used to be able to leave them out but now you can't as it would be an 'incomplete vehicle'.
    So how does a Caterham or Cobra style vehicle fare?

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    They don't have apertures /frames for windows or even doors on most of them. Likewise the 7 style kits don't fit screens but wind deflectors which is acceptable for the style of car. However if you have a saloon style car then it obvious it should have windows .
    They wouldn't even allow us to blank the quarterlights on one recently.

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    Thanks Kev I will get on the phone today.

    Rich

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