Re: Roof Skin Install?
No pics, but I can tell you what to look for.
A. Melt all the lead out of the front and rear roof seams with a propane torch. This will exspose all the welds you need to drill and cut.
B. Dig all the old seam sealer out of the drip rails. There's a ton of spot welds along here. Be careful cutting them, as It's easy to go through the bottom of the drip rail. I use a cutoff wheel and grind the weld off.
C. Drill all the spot welds out from the front and rear window openings.
D. Seperate the roof from the shell of the car.
E. The sides of the roof panel is usually about 1/8 too wide on the lip where it goes along the drip rail. Compare the new panel to the old and trim as required.
F. When you put the roof on, put the front on first, then work the sides into the drip rails, you'll need a couple guys and some flat screwdrivers to work it in place.
G. To make sure you have the roof panel far enough to the rear, hold your rear window trim up to the roof/ quarter and see how it fits.
H. Remove the panel, grind the weld areas clean of ecoat and galvanizing, punch or drill your holes to plugweld, and grind the shell areas clean where you're going to weld.
I. I prefer to glue the sides, and weld the front and back. It's hard to mig weld the sides.
J. If you're putting on quarters, don't weld the roof to the old ones.
I'll see if I have any pics I can post..
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