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Old 02-07-2024, 11:16 AM   #26
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Re: Roof Cutting

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Old 02-13-2024, 06:38 PM   #27
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Re: Roof Cutting

little progress
found a donor roof, bonus was it had a good windshield


got inner roof out and set aside, not a bad job, just alot of spotweld cutting

of course, mouse nest in there

62C30 Thank's for spot weld cutters link, they work alot better and faster than the other ones
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Old 02-13-2024, 06:50 PM   #28
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On my 61 it sat in a field for 35 years when the windshield was pulled out the roof was so rusted it looked like a "waterfall" of mice turds falling out.
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Old 02-13-2024, 10:37 PM   #29
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lol, no mice in this one when i took it apart, truck was outside, we just had a real cold weekend on Martin Luther King Day Weekend, so im guessing they relocated, did'nt smell like mice piss either
this one , the outer roof is usable except for a weird crease in the corner, the rust is surface, ill probably get a new outer roof plus the outer windshield piece is good also

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i ordered another 6 of the cutters tonite
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Old 02-18-2024, 02:46 PM   #30
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Re: Roof Cutting

More progress got the inner roof off the good cab and got the outer roof front panel off the donor

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Old 02-19-2024, 03:58 PM   #31
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Re: Roof Cutting

Ok.
Has anyone replaced their inner roof.
Where it slides into the a pillar at the front is a pain
Thinking about bracing side to side and cutting the front windshield panel out
Then
Might be able to flex panel to fit in the pillars

Any suggestions

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Old 02-19-2024, 04:47 PM   #32
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I haven't done an inner, but am currently doing my outer skin. Have you tried installing it from inside the cab, going up.

If you haven't done it yet, prep it for paint, before you install it. Much easier now, than once it's in the vehicle. And, you have to work above your head.

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Old 02-19-2024, 07:58 PM   #33
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I’ve tried it but I’ll try again
Just got the outer part of the inner roof cleaned up and sprayed some rust converter on it. Probably spray some color on it before I try

Thank You

Was in Colorado a couple years ago. Told the wife. I could stay in Frisco if we ever relocate. Lol
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Old 02-20-2024, 11:32 AM   #34
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I would have replaced my inner roof if there was a 60-63 offered. I had to buy a 64-66 front patch to cut up to fix mine
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Old 02-26-2024, 08:20 AM   #35
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Re: Roof Cutting

Ok
to anyone replacing their inner roof, a couple tips

get your panel inside the cab, slide it up and in at the back first, then with a little cussing and some beverages, slide into the a pillars
the A Pillars are the hard part, but it will work, lots of shifting to get it to slide into grooves and match the outer front roof panel line

Good Luck

The outer roof and front panel should be easier from here, probably use panel bond on the outer roof , definately weld the outer front panel and inner roof
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Old 02-27-2024, 01:04 AM   #36
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Glad to hear you got it in !
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Old 02-28-2024, 08:18 AM   #37
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Re: Roof Cutting

Thank's to all the responses

Everything helped, the spot weld cutters were a great tool

i decided to not use the front outer roof panel, after cutting it out and some hammer and dolly work, there is alot of holes to fill or close

bought a new piece, saved quite a bit of money buying the donor roof to make a new panel more worth it

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Old 02-29-2024, 11:22 AM   #38
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I bought a new panel for above the windshield and it was actually too narrow by 3/8" or so. I've heard other say the same thing. I cut it in half and added a strip. Great quality sheet metal parts....
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