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Mustang roof
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Quick questions and thanks in advance for any guidance or replies saying dont worry that is normal. The question is about the roof on my 72 Mach. It seems to me to be a little flimsy. I can lightly press on it and gives, kind of like when you sit on an old hood and it gives followed by the popping sound when the sheet metal retracts back to orginal form. Their is no rust present and no structural damage to this car. All original never been wrecked. Is this normal and is there a way I can make this better. Again thanks for all comments and guidance.
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hey Sonny!!... Well... i know what you mean and even if i´m not an expert on any subjet I can tell you my experience...
My sportsroof roof is in fact, a little flimsy too... As you say, if you press it in some spots you can easily pop it up and down like if it was loose brom the structural brackets or something...

I too was a little worried when i realise that because i couldn´t even sand it comfortable, it kept moving as y pressed it... Well.. in my case, i did some structural investigation and noticed the roof was perfect from every angle... My car also has never been involved in any accident, no rust there either and the roof skin was perfectly attached to its structure.. I realice that if there is a problem there, is a factory one... The skin has no structural support from the middle (where the dome light goes) to the rear end of the roof... It is to long for such a plain skin and yes... for common sence, it should move a little...

I did nothing... Just treated it with care and it come out ok just fine...

I had a similar experience in another mustang i owned in the past.. a very mistreated car... when i restored it i add it another structural bracket to make the roof harder and later, the bondo i had to use in the roof/rear panel joint kept cracking... I didn´t know what was the problem but maybe, the roof is not supposed to be that hard.. dont know...

Well... hope it helps!




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#3
Thank you. I feel so much better now. I was thinking about adding more support but I will just make sure no one touches or sit anything on my roof. Thansk again.
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#4
You could always get a convertible and not have to worry about it! Tongue



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OLE PONY;24565 Wrote:You could always get a convertible and not have to worry about it! Tongue

Yeah... your roof is REAAAAAALY soft, isn´t it? Tongue



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URUGUAYAN_FASTBACK;24568 Wrote:Yeah... your roof is REAAAAAALY soft, isn´t it? Tongue

Yup, but we don´t need to worry about it! Tongue

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I did a SEARCH (top right) came up with this.
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-roof-...=weak+roof

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My roof on the 71 and the 72 is the same way..

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luxstang;24575 Wrote:
URUGUAYAN_FASTBACK;24568 Wrote:Yeah... your roof is REAAAAAALY soft, isn´t it? Tongue

Yup, but we don´t need to worry about it! Tongue

maybe but rag rips easier than steel Big Grin

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sonnyman30;24550 Wrote:Quick questions and thanks in advance for any guidance or replies saying dont worry that is normal. The question is about the roof on my 72 Mach. It seems to me to be a little flimsy. I can lightly press on it and gives, kind of like when you sit on an old hood and it gives followed by the popping sound when the sheet metal retracts back to orginal form. Their is no rust present and no structural damage to this car. All original never been wrecked. Is this normal and is there a way I can make this better. Again thanks for all comments and guidance.

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