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Old 08-28-2008, 08:29 AM
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Now that ive secured a roof for my car, the roof i have has some problems. I have oil canning in a very large area of the roof. I think a tree fell on the car at some point. The oil canning is about a foot and a half in diameter. It isnt a deep dent. I might push it up from the bottom 1/8 of an inch. How do I get this dent out without using filler
Read this and it may get you started......"Basics of Basics" Large flat panel repair.

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Replacing a roof panel on a 2005 car is a totally different situation than replacing a roof skin on a 40 year old ancient designed unibody.

Those old cars are FLEXIBLE.
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this particular older car has cross beams below the roof skin. it looks very sturdy
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Replacing a roof panel on a 2005 car is a totally different situation than replacing a roof skin on a 40 year old ancient designed unibody.

Those old cars are FLEXIBLE.
I have done them too! The SKIN is hardly more than a "paint holder". Now a roof rail, that is another story. If you cut the roof off the car at the posts, don't open the doors! But just the roof skin isn't going to do squat.

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i agree with you. Im just going to replace the skin without reinforcing the rest.
I appreciate all your patience and knowledge
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