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Old 09-10-2005, 09:40 AM
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1935 Ford coupe filling the roof

What makes a good donor car for the 35/36 roof insert thanks AL

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filling the roof 35 ford

i used a chevel station wagon for my 32 2dr it has ribs which made it ideal for me. cliff
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I would like to fill the roof on my 36 ford five window coupe also. Any info regarding donors for 35/36's would be greatly appreciated!
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Some of the newer cars sure have a lot of crown to the roofs. I usually make two cardboard templates that can be used for checking contour when I hit the yards. One template for the contour lengthwise and the other to check the width contour. Finding a filler for a coupe shouldn't be a problem, sedans can be tough if they have a lot of curve. Make sure that the reinforcement bows that stretch across the roof opening are the right height and put some self adhesive type sound deadener pads on the skin bottomside before you attach it to the car.Q-Pads It's better to let the skin float and move slightly on the reinforcement bows as it heats and expands than to try and glue it down solid. If any adhesives are used make sure they are the foam or urethane type that will let the skin move, I used windshield urethane once and that was a big mistake. Bob
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re: insert

Sounds like a plan.I was going to eyeball it but a template makes more sense. I was going to install it without ribs, my 39 coupe does't have any support it depend on the crown to stay rigid.Also when you install it make sure you butt weld it so it can expand and contract with the car
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re 35 roof fill

I found a roof off a 39 Ford sedan and cut out a piece for the 35 Ford coupe , it fits perfect.
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Don't know if this would work on my 30 coupe I used a Vega station wagon top fit great also has some ribs that gave it a nice look.

Some thoughts S-10 top, Taurus station wagon, or perhaps any small station wagon ?
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