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Old 03-19-2006, 08:11 AM
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fill 34 ford sedan roof

As with a lot of you I have a 1934 fordor sedan.

I want to fill my roof.

What works best for this car?

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55-57 Chevy roofs are a near perfect fit, but it is criminal to cut one of those up as a donor these days. Unless of course if you found a wrecked one with a good top skin.

We used a late 80's / early 90s Chevy Caprice top on ours. It worked out good, but is not as stiff as I would like. If you want ribs, just about any van top would work. As for flats, station wagon tops seem to work well. Since the '34 top has only a small crown in it, your options are really open. You might just have to english wheel the donor skin a little to achieve the desired product.

Steves Auto restoration also builds new steel inserts for 32-34 coupes. You might give them a call and see if they can roll you one for your sedan. http://www.stevesautorestorations.com/

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A lot of people use a ribbed roof from late 50's to mid 60's station wagons. Really looks cool.
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You could build one.
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You know, you can buy 18 gauge CRS fairly reasonable these days (I buy a 4' X 10' for under $90.00 (I've heard of cheaper). I'll bet if you went on Metalmeet.com that someone there is in MN. and could E-Wheel it out pretty quick (I'm o.k. on my wheel, probably would take me 3-4 hours-I'll bet some guys there are a lot quicker), and then you would have all new, custom fit Sheet Metal for under $300.00(maybe cheaper if you buy the Beer )-just a thought.
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I used a 40 dollar piece of sheet metal ( about a sixteenth of an inch thick) for my coupe. inch thick. To get the slight crown I layed the metal on the floor with a two by four under each side, then placed a oxygen bottle flat on its side in the center and rolled it back and forth a little. Poor boys have poor boys ways, Lmao.
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You know, you can buy 18 gauge CRS fairly reasonable these days (I buy a 4' X 10' for under $90.00 (I've heard of cheaper). I'll bet if you went on Metalmeet.com that someone there is in MN. and could E-Wheel it out pretty quick (I'm o.k. on my wheel, probably would take me 3-4 hours-I'll bet some guys there are a lot quicker), and then you would have all new, custom fit Sheet Metal for under $300.00(maybe cheaper if you buy the Beer )-just a thought.
I helped Randy do a roof for a 30 Model A sedan with his big e-wheel. Took about four or five hours with three - four other guys helping. The roof looked awesome when it was done. Very smooth and metal finished.
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