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62galaxiguy 12-06-2005 07:43 PM

Want to swap roofs
 
I want to put a bubbletop roof on my 62 galaxie(hate the boxtop).My friend owns a kustom car resto shop and will be doing must of the work with my help.The only problem is finding a bbt roof that will interchange.I have the 62 body manual so i know my dimensions but how would i find what dimensions the 61-62 gm bubbletops have? Is their a manual i can check? thanks mike

baddbob 12-06-2005 11:05 PM

That's going to be a lot of work. Post some progress pics as you go, it'll surely open some eyes. Bob

rohran 12-07-2005 02:19 AM

I've got a 61 Bonnie bubble top. How do you want it measured?

KULTULZ 12-07-2005 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by 62galaxiguy

I want to put a bubbletop roof on my 62 galaxie(hate the boxtop).

:eek: SURELY...(I know...don't call you Shirley)...

...you are not considering a GM Bubbletop but a 60/61 STARLINER roof say it's so...

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My friend owns a kustom car resto shop and will be doing must of the work with my help.The only problem is finding a bbt roof that will interchange.I have the 62 body manual so i know my dimensions but how would i find what dimensions the 61-62 gm bubbletops have? Is their a manual i can check? thanks mike
...sigh...

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KULTULZ 12-07-2005 11:41 AM

OK...I think I am over the intial shock... :pain:

I went to see your photo album and it would be a shame to sacrifice a GALAXY 500 XL to mount a GM top. Please reconsider the STARLINER roof. All you would need is a 61 STARLINER donor. It would not have to be perfect. The roof and upper belt sheet metal (along with quarter glass and regulators) is most likely all you would need. The 61/62 upper sheet metal is almost identical.

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red65mustang 12-07-2005 01:24 PM

have you figured out how your going to get GM bubble top side glass to work in a Ford?

I'd solve that first, (ain't gona be easy)

enough money and time you can do anything!


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