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04-02-2013 05:43 AM
JOHNSHENOUDA I purchased my roof panel from Howell's sheet metal. They might have the dimensions on their site. Unfortunately i can not recommend them. They are expensive and their service is horrible. They always tell you they have it in stock and then it is weeks before you get it. When you do get it the freight charges which they do not give you when you buy them is ridiculous. I would go to a junk yard and cut the roof off of a mini van. Then bring it back and trim to fit. The roof I purchased had to be trimmed anyways so it was the same amount of work. Just use a jig saw and it goes fast.
04-01-2013 10:17 PM
roof dimensions

I nee to find out the roof opening dimensions on my 32 ford 5 window coupe but the car isn't here for me to take measurements its at the powder coaters any answer would help I need to order some stuff be fore the car gets back to me
03-19-2013 09:23 AM
JOHNSHENOUDA ok this time I will actually upload the pics. sorry
03-19-2013 09:21 AM
JOHNSHENOUDA I used a two part body adhesive. Very expensive but works amazingly. I then tact in the top very carefully so that nothing warped. Then I glassed the seam. The key to this is installing the wood frame so that everything fits nice. the wood frame came from Snyder's Antiques. Again really expensive, I think $600, but a must IMO.
03-18-2013 05:38 PM
Handy dandy

Don't have any at this time but I'll see if I can get some
03-18-2013 05:26 PM
model-a Got any pictures my friend
03-18-2013 05:10 PM
Handy dandy I have a 28 model "A" 2 door sedan. I welded 3/4 square tubing with 12" spacing across the roof leaving aprox 1/4" clearance to the top of the side roof panel then installed 1/4" plywood cut to size then I used bondo to fill in the transition. It looks pretty good, initially I was going to use sheet metal but to weld it to the old body I was afraid lots of distortion and that's hard to repair.
02-19-2013 09:55 AM

I would like to see some pictures of model-a sedans and the different ways ya'll have done tops,metal,fadric, or whatever.Thanks

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