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Old 10-30-2019, 07:50 PM   #1
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WTB Suburban or Panel Roof

I'm in need of a new roof skin- 60-66 Suburban Carryall or C10 Panel. Let me know condition, location, & price. Can pick up within 700 miles of Detroit. Further will probably need to be shipped by truck.
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:16 PM   #2
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Re: WTB Suburban or Panel Roof

I have one need to look and see how good is is will look Friday
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Old 11-01-2019, 05:48 PM   #3
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The roof is no good
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Old 11-01-2019, 11:03 PM   #4
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Re: WTB Suburban or Panel Roof

Thanks for checking
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:46 AM   #5
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Re: WTB Suburban or Panel Roof

I found one on an otherwise rusty Suburban !
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:20 AM   #6
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Re: WTB Suburban or Panel Roof

i have a 4x4 gmc suburban for sale in Mt Pleasant Mi.
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:41 AM   #7
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How much do you want for it?
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:45 AM   #8
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$1500, also comes with this black body with no frame.

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Old 01-22-2020, 02:58 PM   #9
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Re: WTB Suburban or Panel Roof

I can come up with one, but I'm 770 miles from Detroit
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Re: WTB Suburban or Panel Roof

Did you ever find one VictoriaHardware?
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Old 01-23-2020, 08:14 AM   #11
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Re: WTB Suburban or Panel Roof

Found one. Hauled the whole truck home. Cut the skin off the rusty truck. Cut the skin off the good truck. Installed the good roof on the good truck. Primed, hammered, blocked, sealed. Done.
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Great. Congrats. Had a lead on one if hadn't.
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Old 02-16-2020, 09:42 PM   #13
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Found one. Hauled the whole truck home. Cut the skin off the rusty truck. Cut the skin off the good truck. Installed the good roof on the good truck. Primed, hammered, blocked, sealed. Done.
Did you take any photos? I set out to do this several years ago but I just cut off the whole roof at the pillars and swapped it. Mine had the typical 70's rain roof.
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Old 02-17-2020, 02:31 PM   #14
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Did you take any photos? I set out to do this several years ago but I just cut off the whole roof at the pillars and swapped it. Mine had the typical 70's rain roof.
I do have pictures. I cut it off at the pillars but only to use the pillar/roof structure during transportation to the Body Shop. The Body Shop removed the spot welds around the edge (350 of them) and moved the good skin onto my truck. It was glued on; not re-welded in 350 places. That is a gross over-simplification but not nearly as daunting as it sounds. The shop was very experienced and it went surprisingly smooth.

As opposed to replacing the roof from the pillars-up, replacing the skin avoided all possibility of compromising the structure or having alignment issues with the windshield, four doors, or four windows.

The donor roof was not perfect due the fact that it was 50+ years old. It needed minor body work. To do that it had to have all the paint and headliner removed. I chose to use paint stripper because I did not want to introduce ANY new body repairs to the metal from blasting or sanding. It took a couple gallons of stripper and LOTS of steel wool and gloves. The headliner came out with a paint scraper and heat gun, followed by steel wool and mineral spirits. The headliner removal was done over head. In hind sight, the paint & headliner removal were the biggest part of the job and the nastiest phase. Once it was bare steel on both sides, I loaded in on a trailer and delivered it to the Body Shop.

I was nervous about the whole idea of replacing the roof, but it turned out to be the right thing to do. The old roof had rust, hole, and wrinkle issues. That is one BIG piece of sheet metal. Bigger than any quarter panel and bigger than any floor panel. I would like to see the stamping dies that made it.
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