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For those who needs a roof skin for model A sedan...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by clockwork31, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. clockwork31
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
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    Early 90's Jeep Cherokee roof fits really good!
     

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  2. I like it, Nice car!
     
  3. Atwater Mike
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    Wow! Corrugated roof! Just like the Hi-dollar 'glass ones you see at Goodguise!
     
  4. clockwork31
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    YEAH!!! My main goal was to reproduce a fiberglass style body! Sorry dude if you don't like it. I should have ask you first... :rolleyes:
     
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  5. clockwork31
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    thanks!
     
  6. second_floor_loft
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    Clock...that is very cool. Another great solution "as seen on the H.A.M.B."

    Good work!
    Paul T
     
  7. That is absolutely awesome ... I need a roof for my Jeep too, just gotta find me a Model A donor. Four-wheel-drive is the nutz.
     
  8. papajohn
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    Looks good. Wonder if the wood and vinyl from the A will fit the jeep that well.
     
  9. Gearhead Graphics
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    Really looks nice. I like the ribbing on it, smooth filled roofs are too plain and ugly in my book.
    I'll be scamming jeep roofs from now on for when I get a sedan.
     
  10. grf-x
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    Dude, great use of repurposing. How the hell did you figure that out?

    Don't let others get your goat. I needed a block-off plate (where my old mechanical fuel pump used to be) and a spacer to get my fuel pressure regulator out a touch from the firewall. I know how some purist frown on using not tradition materials or objects (not all of em). But I made them from aluminum. Aluminum from the stand of an Apple Imac computer that died. It works. saved myself 15-30 bucks.

    your tell me... I think i did okay.

    [​IMG]

    At any rate... I really dig your solution and you have some built in rigidity to the roof as well.
     
  11. Squatch
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    I love guys who posts negative comments and boost their post count so they think they look like they are in the know...

    I like the roof, but who am I? ...a newbie who drives a stationwagon...
     
  12. You like it?...I like it! fuck all the rest of the fuckin fuckers!
     
  13. el caballo loco
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    from colorado

    You'll always have a few in the crowd.... But notice, the nay-sayers didn't provide an alternative idea.
     
  14. RainierHooker
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    I like it... and the rest of the car too.
     
  15. Rickybop
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    from Michigan

    I agree with Gearhead...plain roofs are just too...plain. The ribs add some character and strength too. Looks great. Good job.

    And those are the nicest spacers/block-off plates I've ever seen, grf-x.
     
  16. PonchoJohn
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    from Fresno, Ca

    I dig it!
    Another good source is the Chrysler mini-vans.
     
  17. early 60s dodge wagons have a nice ribbed roof, and its in the center, which adds to the look, IMHO, but I like the jeep roof
     
  18. Von Rigg Fink
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    from Garage

    staying dry is good.
     
  19. Hot Rod Jerry
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    I used a top off of a 65 Chevy 2 door hard top. It has the right contours both directions. No ribs, but I dont care for them on a coupe. Ribs are great on the sedan.Keep on building , neat car...........
     
  20. Hotrodbuilderny
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    Looks good to me. My brother use to rebuild salvage jeeps 15 yrs ago, a few times he bought new roof skins, if I remember correctly they weren't that expensive if you can't find a yard willing to cut one.
     
  21. tfeverfred
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    Great job at using something to accomplish your goal. Looks really good.
     
  22. tjmercury
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    I like it, hot rodding is all about improvising anyway.
     
  23. clockwork31
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    Hey thanks for all the positive comments, yep there is haters everwhere! grf-x, I dig the block off plate you did, awesome!
     
  24. Looks great, and a lot easier to find than the traditional 58 ford wagon top. thank you for sharing.
     
  25. grf-x
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    thanks Rickybop and clockwork31.
     
  26. angelbaby65
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  27. RopeSeals???
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    Great idea and looks good too!
     
  28. JEM
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    Like the roof, and with all that ribbing it won't be drumming on your ears...
     
  29. HomemadeHardtop57
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  30. cheveey57
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    Whatever works right? Isn't that what this place is about, hot-rodding and various ways to get it done.
     

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