Standards & Rules – Windscreens & Body Glass

The Standards & rules for windscreens & body glass, are outlined below. All material used for external and internal vehicle glazing must have properties at least equivalent, to the requirements of one or more of several Australian and International Standards.

When purchasing glass / glazing, for your car in Australia, whether it’s for the family buggy,  the elite show car, hand crafted hot rod, classic car or daily driver, it’s important to get it right.

All glass must comply with Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 8/01 – Safety Glazing Material) 2005. The interpretation of how those rules apply, are to be found in VSB 14 Section – LZ Appendices  which essentially provides all the technical requirements that need to be met when modifying or constructing a vehicle. Appendix G specifically relates to how ADR  8/01 – Safety Glazing Material apply.  

Those with original pre-1949 vehicles that are modified as a Street Rod or those with vehicles constructed as a replica of the original and modified as Street Rod, can find their guidelines in the Street Rod Manual. 


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