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1934 ford sedan roof fill "what to use"??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ether, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. I just sold my 34 ford tudor sedan deluxe to a customer of mine. I just have to many projecs of my own to do. Part of the deal is that Im the one to do some sheetmetal work on it for him. We are going to fill the roof and I was wondering what the best donor is for the fill. I used a 65 mustang top skin for the 31 Model A and need a couple options for the 34. Pics would be great also. I think he would like to go smooth but ribbed options would be considered. Anybody??
     
  2. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
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    pimpin paint
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    from so cal

    Hey,

    For years full sized station wagon roof panels were all the rage for
    filling in A-Bomb & '32-'33 sedan roofs. Given that they are gettin'
    on the "endangered list" maybe early 80's mid sized wagons w/o
    the ribs. Some of the ugly-assed GM full sized sedans had roofs
    with a pleasing crown, the ones from the early 90s.
    Beware! some of the late model roof panels have a shit-load of
    mastic/glue sticking them to their frames.

    Swankey Devils C.C.

    Happy Xmas!
    Happy Whatever!
     
  3. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598

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    My top was filled with a '63 Chevy station wagon roof.
    I'll try to dig up some photos of the process...
     

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  4. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
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    A 67-72 suburban works good. Smooth top. A little hard to come by now though.
    Jeff
     

  5. Man I love pics!!!!!!!! Dig them up if ya can. Thanks

    ETHER
     
  6. Pewsplace
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Walden Speed Shop in Pomona has a ready made insert for your car. Pricey, but right on the money and would probably save money in the long run. Just a thought!
     
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  7. btbowtie
    Joined: Mar 26, 2006
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    from KY

    My neighbor has a 33 Chevy 4 door. He used a mid 80s dodge caravan roof.
     
  8. I was gonna say...... didnt the early Dodge mini vans have ribbed roofs? The 1st gen. boxy ones? I think they did.
     
  9. rooman
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
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    rooman
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    I used an early 60's Mopar wagon roof on the one that I did about 10 years back. Nice fine rib pattern.

    Roo
     
  10. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
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    Well I found two, not very helpful, sorry.
    The rest of the photos must be in Jimmy Hoffas wallet somewhere.
     

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  11. Dirk35
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
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    Kenny in Elmer Missouri Filled and Chopped the Roof on my 34. He will probably help some, But I doubt he would share all his Secrets since that is his livelyhood and all. PM him. Choprods is his screen name.
     

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  12. jackandeuces
    Joined: Feb 20, 2006
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    I have used 57 -58 ford , 57 being , 58 4door smooth,58 2door have down ribs, all fit like a glove...
     
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  13. superjunkman
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
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    from Austin, TX

    Volvo station wagon. PERIOD.
     
  14. Outlaw Bender
    Joined: Sep 6, 2007
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    Outlaw Bender
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    Yes! works great.
    Take it from the 245/145 series and turn it backwards.
     
  15. captainflight
    Joined: Jul 7, 2007
    Posts: 196

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    I've been considering a Dodge mini van roof to fill my '30 sedan roof. The ribbing looks like it would be strong and the contour looks about right. Those early station wagon roofs are getting quite rare.
     
  16. JamesG
    Joined: Nov 5, 2003
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    A giant Pabts Blue Ribbon sign.
     
  17. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
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    I haven't got it installed yet, but I'm going to use a 55 Chevy wagon roof in my '33. It has a good side to side curve and should lay fine front to back.
     
  18. I used an 88' Cherokee roof to fill in my Hup. The Hup 417 body is identical to a 33-34 Ford sedan. 4 ribs on top sort of gives it a serious, focused look.
     
  19. Any one else??? we are about to get into this one????
     
  20. scruff
    Joined: Apr 11, 2004
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    scruff
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    62-63 ford wagon
     
  21. Retrorod
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
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    I used a panel from Bobby Walden on my '35 Tudor..........less work and a better fit than anything you could get out of a donor car.
     
  22. Ask for Bobby. His filler piece is really nice.
     
  23. The Zoomer
    Joined: May 2, 2007
    Posts: 93

    The Zoomer
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    from So-Cal

    Here is my chopped 34 with a mid 90's mini van top, with the ribbs on it, which is what I wanted. Sorry have the pics on another computer, but you get the drift.
     
  24. dwrfab
    Joined: May 21, 2006
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    dwrfab
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    from Dallas TX.

    I used a 1976 Seville Cad. roof in my 33 tudor. Tex Smith did an artical on it and an other one in September 87 Hot Rod Mechanics page 38-39.
    The top fits so good you could only slide a buisness card under it at any point.
    dwrfab Don Ross
     
  25. 7"Chop
    Joined: May 8, 2008
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    7"Chop
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    from Denver

    Been using van tops for years.
     
  26. timmy t
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
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    timmy t
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    just got my rod and custom today. they have an tech piece about filling roofs with a walden insert. there project is a 33 34 two door sedan check it out.
     

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