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72 Roof Reskin
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Tomahawk715



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    72 Roof Reskin

    Anyone here ever reskin a roof on a 71-73. My 72 Grandé had a vinyl top which I've got no interest in replacing. The front edge of the roof is well pretty much gone--the part that faces in to the windshield. I've got a 71 with a good roof thats my parts car. I see I'd have to drill out a billion spot welds--I see them in the windshield area--in the rear window area and on the drip rail and the sailpanel. Other than the ones on the driprail--are threre any more on the side above the doors?? I can see any but I dont want to miss any. I'm going to attempt removal of the donor before I mess with the actual car I'm working on.

    Thoughts?? Pictures anyone has??
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      RE: 72 Roof Reskin

      My roof is bad on the 72...but I decided against reskin. I'm going to use POR-15's floor and roof restoration kit to salvage the existing roof and then vinyl over it. I just need it to be smooth and even!
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        RE: 72 Roof Reskin

        [Yeah if I was going to redo the vinyl it wouldnt be a big issue--I'd weld in a lip piece and vinyl away. May still try and patch in welded section and see how it turns out--but regardless going to grab the roof off the other before it goes to scrapyard (long way down the road)
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          RE: 72 Roof Reskin

          So whoever was welding on the drivers side musta been getting paid per weld---Dodgy

          So I've got both sides free--drip rails/a pillars and the sail panels.

          Just have to drill out all the spotwelds over the windshield and over the back window-----ohhh and then start over on the car I'm actually working on lol

          And before anyone says it---I've been taking photos the whole time and just need to get them downloaded and then I'll post some--or just do a writeup on the whole process. As one can guess I've learned a thing or two in the process already.
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            RE: 72 Roof Reskin

            (12-11-2011 09:52 PM)Tomahawk715 Wrote:  So whoever was welding on the drivers side musta been getting paid per weld---Dodgy

            So I've got both sides free--drip rails/a pillars and the sail panels.

            Just have to drill out all the spotwelds over the windshield and over the back window-----ohhh and then start over on the car I'm actually working on lol

            And before anyone says it---I've been taking photos the whole time and just need to get them downloaded and then I'll post some--or just do a writeup on the whole process. As one can guess I've learned a thing or two in the process already.
            Yes sir! You could do a how to in our Wiki section! That would be great! Keep us posted!
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              RE: 72 Roof Reskin

              The donor roof is off Big Grin

              Now to do it all over again


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                RE: 72 Roof Reskin

                goodjob
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                  RE: 72 Roof Reskin

                  (08-12-2010 07:32 PM)rocketfoot Wrote:  I'm going to use POR-15's floor and roof restoration kit
                  A total waste of your time & money B..Go look at the independent testing done on por 15
                  http://www.rustbullet.com/testing.asp?id=25
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                    RE: 72 Roof Reskin

                    Question. Would it have been easier to cut the posts and replace in 1 piece? or does that create other problems. I've never seen it done. But the job you did looks great!
                    Offline 12-18-2011 07:58 AM
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                      RE: 72 Roof Reskin

                      I'd like to know as well. Excellent picture... I'm sure that took awhile. I have a better windshield and firewall section from a junker that I'm considering grafting into mine, but was wondering what to do with the roof section.

                      I'm guessing the roof skin should be one piece to avoid "issues" when getting ready for paint?
                      Offline 12-18-2011 11:34 AM
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