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I have a 1929 Ford fiberglass roadster. The car has no deck lid. body. I believe could cut out a the area , use the cut out piece for the lid, Add a set of hinges and latch, but what do I do for a rain gutter and lid stop

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You can lay some new fiberglass to make the rain gutters by forming them into the proper shape or you can bend some aluminum in the shape of your rain gutter and then mold it in under the raw edges of the quarter panels. You are going to have to stiffen the trunk lid panel that you cut out with an inner liner that you will have to make that you will attach your latches and hinges to.
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You can buy repro rain gutters for the trunk area. As a suggestion, make darn sure that's what you want to do though as cutting that 'glass will weaken the rest of the body. Make sure you can cut that hole straight with no or at least minimal gel coat chipping and with a tool like a cut off wheel - a saw blade - jig/Sawzall, etc will damage the surrounding area. As far as hinges, this vintage Ford 'A' used nothing but a couple of pins into a reinforced area of gutter and the lid inner flange and panel as was the trunk latch - something you will be missing. That removed piece of 'glass may also try to lose its curve as well, so you need to glass in the existing shape BEFORE you cut.

Or if you have significant previous 'glass experience, go to it!! .
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