Standards & rules – windscreens & body glass

The Standards & rules – windscreens & body glass, are outlined below. As mentioned in a previous article, 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 or the classic car, 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. 

Links to the Australian Design Rules, Vehicle Safety Bulletin 14 and the Street Rod Manual can be found by clicking on the associated standards and rules in the previous paragraph. 

Lastly, car clubs and the Australian Street Rod Federation are good places to start when looking for information regarding your vehicle.  Most if not all clubs will have a technical officer who can assist you and the ASRF. have their Technical Advisory Committee.

Other sections of the Vehicle Safety Bulletin V.2 Sect LH Body. Chassis are listed below as an assistance for those who may be modifying a vehicle and wish to ensure they know what is allowed.