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Old 12-02-2013, 10:45 PM   #1
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Roof swap on my panel begins

Final (completed rig) Photo AT THE BOTTOM Page 3, of the thread from Sunday March 17...don't know how to edit the title.

Over a month early from the original appointment, the body shop prepped the donor roof on Dec 2nd.
I know you guys like photos, so I will post progress shots.



Maybe you saw the donor rig:

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Old 12-02-2013, 11:33 PM   #2
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Looking good, I take it no trees were sacrificed for this roof change? Your posts keep reminding me how much fun I had with my old green 57 panel with the killer 327 in it.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:31 PM   #3
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You usually see this kind of picture on Craigslist saying

"It ran when I parked it. $6500 Cash, You remove the tree."
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:04 PM   #5
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And you can see the panel is a small displacement.

Here is a big block, sitting nearby.

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Old 12-04-2013, 12:18 AM   #6
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big bark, not block
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:42 AM   #7
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Looks like they are making good progress and you will be back together in no time.
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Yesterday, I ordered Steele Rubber for all the rubber, like rear door windows, front doors and windows, windshield. I did the rear doors recently, so I am good , there.

Today, I call LMC and order the hood and L/H fender and a bunch of body gaskets and packing.
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Looks like they are making good progress and you will be back together in no time.
They said the roof will be done today. It went so easily and quickly, they said they have more quoted labor hours to spend on the rest.
I thought that sounded strange, but the boss now wants to really pimp out the rest.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:50 PM   #10
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big bark, not block
I thought that the trunk up front, where the engine was supposed to be was a British thing ?
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:58 PM   #11
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They said the roof will be done today. It went so easily and quickly, they said they have more quoted labor hours to spend on the rest.
I thought that sounded strange, but the boss now wants to really pimp out the rest.
They probably never did one before. The way they were put together from the factory (mostly bolts) really makes it easier than most would think.
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They probably never did one before. The way they were put together from the factory (mostly bolts) really makes it easier than most would think.
Yep. They called a bit ago and said the new roof was on.
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:56 PM   #13
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i would like to see more pics- i need to do a roof on my carryall -i thought id just do the skin & repair some ripples in the inner skin ? how are they doing it ? keep up the pics ! thanks mike carryallman
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i would like to see more pics- i need to do a roof on my carryall -i thought id just do the skin & repair some ripples in the inner skin ? how are they doing it ? keep up the pics ! thanks mike carryallman
It is Roberts Auto in Mt Ayr. You could drive down and visit them. I would meet you there, if my scheduled naps don't interfere.
Otherwise, the owner is putting the progress photos on a cd for me. These photos are what I took with my iPhone.

Does this give you an idea how is started?



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New photos showing the new roof in place.




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what tail lites are you using? definitely not stock
can't remember seeing pics of those
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what tail lites are you using? definitely not stock
can't remember seeing pics of those
They are out of a 78-80 C10, I think.
Hey, some nice guy taught me how to post my "build" thread. You can see the lights, there!
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Roof came out real nice.
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roof looks good !
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Lookin Good!!
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roof looks like it came out really good. Way better than trying to work that old roof.
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They are out of a 78-80 C10, I think.
Hey, some nice guy taught me how to post my "build" thread. You can see the lights, there!
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:00 PM   #23
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Adding a few progress photos. This panel was built in Los Angeles and first used as a Helms Bakery home delivery truck. My Grandma lived in Tustin, CA, and had milk home delivered twice a week and the Helms truck stopped weekly with cakes, pies, cookies, donuts and breads. They blew a distinctive whistle when they wheeled in and I could hear it two houses away, where we lived.

Four paint jobs were revealed during sanding 1. original darker mustard 2. Helms Bakery shade of yellow 3-4. were two different reds.


My body shop was amazed how rust-free the truck is. They were about as surprised at how much Bondo was used. This welded patch was then covered with putty. I bought inner and outer door patches for both front doors. Back doors showed little or no deterioration.


Donor roof was installed without disturbing my original w/s frame, for which I was very happy. Steele Rubber products cost about three-times as much as I could have paid from LMC, but I felt it would be worth it. All doors and windows get new Steele gaskets, felts and channels.



Body shop was pleased with parts shipped from LMC. The hood and fender will come back off after fitting. You can see the door patch in this shot. Passenger door got the same inner/outer patch treatment.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:24 AM   #24
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Good grief, I may have had donuts from that panel IF its route was on my street when I was a kid.

In '57 Helms Bakery bought a bunch of Panels and GM stipulated they get rid of all there Twins.

I had donuts off those also. Here's a Twin.
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dat der helms bakery truck ? v v cool !!!
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