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Old 08-20-2011, 11:34 PM   #1
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I bought a 66 Mustang to rebuild for a daily driver and the previous owner was apparently was at the top of his class at Bondo University. I have done minor sheet metal repairs and decent welding skills. I have however never tackled anything such as a roof replacement. This car was originally a softop. The roof and rear pillars are Swiss cheese on the car and have found and purchased a whole roof and pillars off a factory hardtop from a scrap yard as Dynacorn has not produced the coupe roof that they show on their site. I plan on only using the skin, none of the structure, and I won't have to jack with the window height any, I hope.
I plan on shaving the drip rails which will take care of the sides and cutting the front pillars at the seams. The rear pillars are where I have the problem. I would rather have just one weld line to mess with on each side and don't want to patch it together if it can be helped.
Anyone got any pointers or have any experience in doing this before I start drilling spot welds and cutting metal?

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My plan to duplicate the cuts on both was to mark the centerline of the roof and measure down both sides of the pillars. Then make a perpendicular line across the whole pillar and measure down to the edges of the replacement. Then do the same to the original roof.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:36 PM   #2
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First things first weld in a temp support structer in side the car so when u start cuttin the body wont fold up on ya and ur doors will still line up when ur done! As for up welding seams id have to see some pics to know what ur up against
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Even just doing the skin? I'm not removing the side rails or any supports across. But I don't want to jack the car up either. Not sure how to post pictures from my phone but got plenty of them. Its basically at the bottom of the rear pillars where it curves upward before the bodyline at the quarter panel. Across all the way from the rear side glass around to the rear filler panel behind the back glass.
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Pics. If this works.
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Wow!
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Not quite what I said, but yea.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:03 AM   #7
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Honestly i dont know id be checkin the rest of it over though for sure. Is the roof the only problem area? Ether way id still do the frame in side prolly because id be worried the rust is inthe roofs frame as well better safe then sorry
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:09 AM   #8
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I am going to brace it up, better to spend a few bucks on materials than trash the car. The roof is the only problem. I've gutted the interior already and even the floor pans are solid, undercarriage is good, inner fenders, wheel wells, firewall are good.
the doors, fenders, hood, valances, and bumpers are being replaced as I don't feel like stripping those down through 5 layers of paint and can get those easily through Dallas Mustang.
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:22 AM   #9
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Cool a game plan! While u have it braced up u should decide how narly u want to make her and think about how u want ur exhaust run because u can make modifacations easy to keep a very clean look and still clear speed bumps and stuff if ur thinking about lowering or really anything skys the limit now. Just let ur creativity go and have some fun

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As gor the roof good luck but a drop top might be nice to lol!
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