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roof compatibility?
#1
My 71 fastback had an after market sunroof installed, and at some point I will
have to repair it.
Will any part of a coupe roof work on a fastback?


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#2
Much easier just to re-skin the entire panel with another roof from a donor Sportsroof body.

Should be at least one car getting parted out here with bad sheetmetal throughout - except for the roof. Try putting a Wanted ad on your local Craigslist too; might work.

-Kurt

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#3
I would think the sports roof line more expensive than a coupe? I know shipping will be a bitch. I'm not ready to buy, still in the research phase of the project.
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woodsnake;195795 Wrote:I would think the sports roof line more expensive than a coupe? I know shipping will be a bitch. I'm not ready to buy, still in the research phase of the project.

Both would cost a fortune in shipping. Snoop around for something local. Check the online databases for wreckers yards that may have one of these cars rotting away with a good roof.

So long as you can Sawzall the donor off below the lead lines, you'll be good. That'll give you enough to remove the skin from the superstructure with spot weld cutters.

-Kurt

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#5
I've got a moonroof to eliminate and patch, too. I haven't started yet, other than to remove it. Maybe we can exchange ideas and compare notes, as we progress.

Ron
Rusty, a 1973 Mach 1, needs a lot of work.
Billy, a 1976 Ford Bronco, also needs a lot of work.
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#6
I would love to see the project through, but as I am in NY, with no room at all, and now that the mustang is in a secured storage unit in Colorado, I just don't know how long it will be until I can even get started. I had to get the roof replaced on my 69 Cougar, after a failed vinyl top. That cost me almost a grand to get done.
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#7
This may not necessarily be the most recommended method, but how about gluing (with 8115) a flange to the inside, cutting a donor patch to match the existing hole, and gluing that patch with 8115 to the flange?

It may not be the best way, but it'll help keep warpage down.

-Kurt

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