DOOR MIRROR: Describes the exterior, door mounted, rear-view mirror that on many cars they are adjusted either by a cable inside the cab or by an electric motor with the switch inside the cab.
ELECTRIC MIRROR: Describes an external door mirror controlled by an electric motor and operated by a switch inside the car.
ELECTRIC WINDOWS: Describes the side windows in a car that are raised and lowered by an electric motor operated by a switch.
GLASS: Describes the material that goes to make up the transparent windows in a vehicle.
GLASS AREA: Describes the window surface area of a vehicle body.
GLAZING: Describes windscreen glass about to be fitted in a window.
BODY GLASS: Describes the windshield, backlight (rear window), and side windows of a vehicle
GLAZING STRIP: Describes moulded rubber strips used to mount windshields and other fixed glass.
GRADUATED TINT: Describes the tinted stripe at the upper edge of a windshield.
REAR SIDE WINDOW: Describes the side window situated between the B-posts and C-posts of two-door sedans and coupes, as well as the third side window found on some four-door sedans behind the rear side doors.
HINGED QUARTER WINDOW: Describes the rear side window situated between the B-post and the C-post or, in the case of estate cars, between the C-post and the D-post.
LAMINATED GLASS: Describes the sandwich-type construction of two or more panes of glass that have been laminated together with an extremely tough, crystal-clear plastic film to create form laminated glass that will not shatter but crack upon impact.
LAMINATED WINDSHIELD: Describes windshields produced with two sheets of glass with a thin layer of rubbery plastic in between, which is virtually shatterproof.
PANORAMIC WINDSHIELD: Describes a style of windshield style very much in vogue during the Fifties and early Sixties, featuring recessed screen pillars that provided the driver and front-seat passenger with a broad, unobstructed view of the road.
REAR WINDOW: Describes the main window at the rear of a vehicle.
RUN CHANNEL: Describes a U-section rubber used to hold glass parts and other body features in place or protect the panel edges.
SLIDING SIDE WINDOW: Describes a window style used in classic roadsters that consisted of aluminium frames with two tracks to accommodate sliding Plexiglas window panels.
SPLIT SCREEN: Describes a divided windshield popular during the Fifties.
RUN CHANNEL: Describes a U-section rubber that is used to hold glass parts and other body
TOUGHENED WINDSHIELD: Describes a car windshield in widespread use up to the late Seventies produced with toughened glass designed not to shatter like ordinary glass in the event of an accident but will instead fracture into very small pieces.
WINDOW CHANNEL: Describes a U-shaped draft excluder, and often fitted with a steel core, that sits in a wind-up door window edges inside the door frame.
WINDOW ETCHING: Describes a security measure worth investing for rare and/or expensive vehicles where the vehicle’s registration number is permanently marked by etching, sometimes in several places, into the glass surface of the windows.
WINDOW LIFT: Describes the simple mechanism used to raise or lower a side window manually.
WINDOW REGULATOR: Describes the mechanism, either manual or electric, used to raise and lower window glass.
WINDOW WEATHERSTRIP: Describes a strip of rubber that is fitted into the gap on either side of a sliding door window that will seal the door gutter, preventing water from getting into the interior of the door frame
WINDOW WINDER: Describes the handle on the inside of a door panel used to wind a car window up and down manually.
WINDSCREEN: Describes the primary sheet of glass situated in front of the driver and front-seat passenger.
WINDSHIELD APERTURE: Describes the open area into which the windshield fits, determined by the windshield panel
WINDSHIELD PANEL: Describes the panel around the windshield that links the roof panel above the windscreen to the scuttle below the screen.
WINDSHIELD PILLARS: Describes the front posts of the body shell, which together with the hatchway and header panel form the windshield aperture.
WINDSHIELD SURROUND: Describes the moulded rubber strip around the windshield that provides insulation.
WINDSHIELD WIPER: Describes a type of squeegee attached to an arm in front of the windshield. It sweeps across the windshield to remove any moisture such as rain or windshield washer fluid when activated.
WIND-UP WINDOW: Describes a side window that is manually operated using a winder.
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