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08-22-2007 09:01 PM
Chevrolet4x4s Hyundai Elantra is too small ........Might try a buick lacross(would have measured but didnt want to have to unlock garage.) roof those have a similar countor to the old coupe....the opening is 43x43 correct?
Shane
08-22-2007 08:54 PM
Chevrolet4x4s just had an idea heading outside
Shane
08-22-2007 07:34 PM
1930u Gang,

Did some research on the Plymouth roof opening today. It's a really big opening 43"X43", so a Cavelier roof won't work, but a late model Crown Victoria looks like it may work out. I'm going to leave the roof open as long as I can to sand blast and the extra light is nice for fab work inside. Once I'm back on the chassis and everything is shimmed and adjusted, I'll try to weld the roof in. I'll close this post for now and let you know how it works out in a few weeks.

Thanks for the good words.
08-21-2007 08:51 PM
baddbob You can use it either way-before the skin goes on or after. Testfit the skin and check your gaps to see what thickness of bead needs to be applied. have a helper ready to install the skin and clamp it asap.

From the factory these cars had a tar paper like sound deadener up there and the bracing wasn't glued to the skin. Evercoat makes some slick self adhesive sound deadening pads that work well for this-simply stick them to the bottom side of the skin before you install it. I've used them a few times now and they work well. Clean the skin with a 50/50 mix of isopropyl alcohol and water before you apply the pads. Helps tone down the drum effect you get with only a cloth headliner. Bob
08-21-2007 08:19 PM
esahlin Hey badbob-

I dont mean to hijack 1930u's thread...... but i had a question about using the anti-flutter foam....I'm replacing a roof skin on a 68 camaro and wondered if I could apply the anti-flutter foam on the roof bracing before I lay the new roof skin on? If a lay a small bead, about 1/8 " thick, along the bracing will that suffice or does the foam need to be injected in the brace-to-skin gap after the roof skin is installed?

I'm thinking if I lay the bead on the bracing then install the roof skin before the flutter foam dries I will be OK. Is this correct?

Thanks for your help.
08-21-2007 08:09 PM
1930u
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Originally Posted by 31chevy
hah that seems to be so common. I did the same. I founnd a beat up 32 chevy body for 800 . Good find
Hey I've got a couple of really nice early chevy rear wheel houses if you know anyone that needs them. They're super solid. I was going to adapt them over and use on the plymouth but I got it squared away.
08-21-2007 07:55 PM
31chevy hah that seems to be so common. I did the same. I founnd a beat up 32 chevy body for 800 . Good find
08-21-2007 07:43 PM
1930u
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Originally Posted by 31chevy
hey how much did ya purchase tthat body for and how far from your home??
Well 31 I'm ashamed to say. I looked the world over and couldn't find one I could afford...so lets just say I had a vision that I cuold fix this one. Am I stupid or what???? Its cost a one way plane ticket, a shuttle fee to a Ryder truck agency, 1000 miles on the road.
08-21-2007 07:25 PM
1930u
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Originally Posted by Chevrolet4x4s
I bet a later model Caviler/Sunfire would work for this
Shane
Thanks Shane I have a Cavalier I will check it.
08-21-2007 06:56 PM
Chevrolet4x4s
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Originally Posted by 75gmck25
Does anyone ever use a sunroof-type panel to fill in the opening in the roof? I think I'd like a pop-up or partial slide-back panel instead of a solid roof.

Bruce
I bet a later model Caviler/Sunfire would work for this
Shane
08-21-2007 05:54 PM
31chevy hey how much did ya purchase tthat body for and how far from your home??
08-21-2007 04:59 PM
1930u
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Originally Posted by baddbob
Cool coupe! I see you must be a PAW customer You should be able to find a donor roof easily for that one IMO.
to badbob

yes i have bought a few parts from PAW mostly shiny bell and whistle kind of stuff. I'm using a blown 392 Hemi. Most of the engine stuff I bought from Hot Heads and the rest I made.

heres a link for more PICS

http://s97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...ect/?start=all
08-21-2007 04:54 PM
1930u
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Originally Posted by 31chevy
1930u realy would like to follow your build. Could u start a journal?
to 31chevy

I'm not sure my computer skills or time support me having a journal. I will look into it though. For now here's a link with more pics of my old Plymouth. I hope to blast the body in a couple of weekends. My goal is to get epoxy primer laid down before the snow flys.

http://s97.photobucket.com/albums/l2...ect/?start=all
08-19-2007 07:28 PM
baddbob
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Originally Posted by 75gmck25
Does anyone ever use a sunroof-type panel to fill in the opening in the roof? I think I'd like a pop-up or partial slide-back panel instead of a solid roof.

Bruce
Sure you could do a sunroof manual or power, heck you could even do T-tops (ick) if wanted. Just plan on spending lots of time on any conversion like that.
08-19-2007 07:25 PM
baddbob Cool coupe! I see you must be a PAW customer You should be able to find a donor roof easily for that one IMO.
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