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Does Anyone Know Where To Get Good Prices On Db7 Front Windshields I Just Cracked Mine.
 

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If 2nd Hand is OK, try eBay. Look for DB7 parts or Wrecking DB7 listings. There is one in the UK which appears to have the windscreen still. Sometimes the screen breaks when it is removed from wreck though. Good Luck
 

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When refitting a DB7 front Windshield it is ESSENTIAL that the plastic scuttle panel (black piece below the windshield wipers) is replaced correctly, otherwise you will get water into the heater box, the double skinned bulk head and will rot out the carpets and the bulkhead if not rectified quickly.

It is not as simple as popping it back on, it requires cleaning, and new adhesive tape applying to ensure a good bond.
 

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Was the defrost grid an option on the DB7? Does it defrost significantly faster than with the defroster vents on the dash, and is there a separate control?

Oops, just noticed I've brought quite an old thread to life!
 

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Was the defrost grid an option on the DB7? Does it defrost significantly faster than with the defroster vents on the dash, and is there a separate control?

Oops, just noticed I've brought quite an old thread to life!
Heated front windscreen was an optional extra on this car and yes it will clear the frosted up screen quite quickly if its left out in the frosty weather and if it works ok too.

I sat in my garage last night and tested all my extras on my car including the heated seats and mirrors and they all work lovely.

My car lives in a garage all its life so has never really needed to use them but I thought I woud try them all anyway seeing as my UK annual M.O.T test is coming up next weekend.

I have only done 700 miles in it since I bought the car last Xmas.

Regards,:D
 

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Mine doesn't have the heated windscreen option, has the heated seats though (never use them), the heater works well , but have never used defrost.

Please tell me you are not thinking of winter driving one, rust is a problem with the ones that have been subjected to the salt/slush/snow.

The underneath of these cars does not have much body colour paint on it from the factory, particulary in the inner rear wheel arch area and under the plastic shields in the front fender area.

I saw some bloke in Toronto driving a new Vantage in the snow last year , what the salt must have been doing to that beautiful aluminium frame structure /suspension /brakes etc made me cringe.
 

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Mine doesn't have the heated windscreen option, has the heated seats though (never use them), the heater works well , but have never used defrost.

Please tell me you are not thinking of winter driving one, rust is a problem with the ones that have been subjected to the salt/slush/snow.

The underneath of these cars does not have much body colour paint on it from the factory, particulary in the inner rear wheel arch area and under the plastic shields in the front fender area.

I saw some bloke in Toronto driving a new Vantage in the snow last year , what the salt must have been doing to that beautiful aluminium frame structure /suspension /brakes etc made me cringe.
+1 Wayne, these cars are toys for nice days unless your stinking filthy rich of course and don't care about them!!!:eek:
 

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Please tell me you are not thinking of winter driving one, rust is a problem with the ones that have been subjected to the salt/slush/snow.

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I have a tough time using any car in salty slush, let alone an Aston. I was asking about the defrost grid as the car I tried had one. I cant' recall seeing that feature on a car before and am curious how effective it is.

As an aside, in Victoria our winter precipitation is in the form of rain. On the rare occasion we get snow it's short lived, so year round use of sports cars is common.
 

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Heated front windscreen was an optional extra on this car and yes it will clear the frosted up screen quite quickly if its left out in the frosty weather..
Regards,:D
That's very good to hear. Early this morning I was out in an old air cooled 911. The defroster was marginal at best.
 

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That's very good to hear. Early this morning I was out in an old air cooled 911. The defroster was marginal at best.
If the cars are garaged then they should not need defrosting and a good 5 min warm up prior to driving them will get the heaters and blowing fired up enough to keep the screen fog free.

Heated windscreens have been around in many differing makes of cars for amny many years now so are not uncommon sight these days but were optional back in the day or came part of a " Pack " on the cars options list when ordered new.

Most cars today have aircon and heated screens, seats and mirrors as standard now along with park assist and reversing cameras.

Regards,:p
 

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3 of our vehicles have the heated grid for defrosting windsheilds (2 Jags and a Range Rover)

They all work well in the winter, especially under -25 degrees C.

The old air cooled VW's and Porsches had diabolic heaters when the shrouding around the exhaust manifolds got holed through rust.
 
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