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Old 04-23-2003, 04:51 PM
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I'm thinking about filling the roof on my 31 ford 5w coupe.What would work as a donor car? I seem to remember that there was a particular van that had the same crown. Any help would be great!!

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Old 04-25-2003, 03:27 AM
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I have found a early 70s, maverick or nova works well for 32 Ford Coupe. Your 31 is close to same shape, cut more than you need and trim to fit.
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Old 04-25-2003, 03:41 AM
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Early vega and pinto wagons are also good plus they are ribbed for strength.
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The Pinto station wagon is a great filler for 28-32 Ford coupes and maybe even 33-34. Just remember to do your layout sideways on the roof. In other words, the FRONT of your Model A insert pattern should be laid to the rain gutter side of the donor roof.
The Pinto/Bobcat roofs from 1972-80 are not ribbed. Perhaps the Vega is but I haven't seen one in so long I can't remember. Heck, even the Pintos are getting scarce.
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I used a 1966 dodge dart roof turned backwards on my model A coupe. It worked out good. But they are also getting hard to find.
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Thanks to all that replied,but i have another question.Do you put the new roof over whats there,or remove whats there say up to the gutters?
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last one i did, replaced all the wood and used a chevy M van roof panel from drip rail to drip rail, from visor to soft top attachment at the rear then blended the rear upright "T" strips into the roof.
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Old 04-28-2003, 01:43 AM
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I used a the ribs off a vega station wagon top fit almost perfect where the old vinyl was with minor filling on the sides
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