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Technical Can I see some 30 - 31 Model A sedan roofs; filled and unfilled?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by atch, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. atch
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    And if filled please tell us what material was used to fill it. i.e., sheet metal, station wagon roof, van roof, etc. And what year/model wagon/van/etc. roof?
     
  2. Shadow Creek
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    Ironic..I was talking about this exact subject last night with my wife about her A sedan project and if she wants it filled or with a original style insert.. I’m sub’d to see what people post up
     
  3. Shadow Creek
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  4. lostone
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    Add me to the list, I'm looking for options on my 31 Tudor.
     
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  5. Gray Ford
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    Me Too....
     
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  8. atch
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  9. I am playing
     
  10. atch
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    It looks like there are a lot more folks wanting to see these than there are folks willing to post pix.
     
  11. Rick & Jan
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    If I remember right it was a Chevy Van or full size Blazer with no roof rack!
     
  12. atch
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    Thanx.

    Anyone else care to chime in?
     
  13. 03GMCSonoma
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    I found this address on the Ford Barn that was posted in 2011. This company manufactures an insert for the top. You need to check to see if they are still in business.

    Walden Speed Shop
    1040 Price Ave
    Pomona, CA 91766

    Shop: 909-623-3747

    Good luck.
     
  14. Cliff Ramsdell
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    Well, you asked for 30/31 but here’s my 28 Tudor.

    All wood made by me, stained and cleared. I have two top materials, a canvas for nice weather and vinyl for damp weather.

    Still working on the tops and retainer systems.

    Cliff Ramsdell
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  15. atch
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    That's pretty cool to have dry/wet weather tops. How do you switch them? How long does it take?
     
  16. wish I had pictures of it but I had 30 sedan that I filled the top with 70's dodge van roof. It had a neat stamping in it that was not just ribs stamped, and fit the curve very nicely.
     
  17. Cliff Ramsdell
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    I’m finishing the top stuff now and when it’s done I’ll post up in my build.

    I’m using a piece of black RV awning channel across the front for the material to slide into and then snaps down the sides and back.

    I had snaps across the front on the first build but found it could work it’s way loose while driving extended periods on the highway.

    Cliff Ramsdell
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  18. Stan Back
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    Here are a couple pictures of my 28 Mercury Torpedo Salon (the roof is similar to a 30-31 Ford). I did it myself (with a little help from Ron Mangus) over 30 years ago. The cover is boat upholstery fabric which gives you a choice of colors. I guess I'm partial, but I think it resulted in a nice contrast.
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  19. atch
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  20. atch
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    Surely there are more out there...
     
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  22. atch
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    Do you recall what was used to fill this roof?
     
  23. desotot
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    It was already done when I acquired the car but when I replaced the headliner it looked to me to have been made with 2 pieces of 18 ga mild steel.
     
  24. stubbsrodandcustom
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    I got some conv. top material, bought a wood top kit, and put Velcro on front and rear, snaps down the sides, Velcro on the mid bow at the b pillar.. could open it half way on nice days, close it in rain... Never Leaked a DROP!!!!! Driving 80 mph down the freeway in the rain etc... IMG_0656.JPG
     
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