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Model A sedan roof suggestions???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 59elky, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. 59elky
    Joined: Jun 2, 2006
    Posts: 115


    I am ready to put a steel roof in a 29 Model A sedan. I want a ribbed roof in it. Does anyone have any suggestions on what donor roof will fit the size and contour. That will give me something to look for before I go to the junk yard.
  2. 29 sedanman
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 2,282

    29 sedanman
    from Indy

    Mine here is off of an 80 olds station wagon. Probably the same as a Malibu, buick, or pontiac from the same years. To me the rib spacing is right on. Another thing I like is the center rib is the longest with the others just a tad shorter giving a nice V shape when looking at the car from the front.

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  3. hotrod51
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 91


    I have used a new roof skin fromm a 2000 S-10 Blazer 4 dr. The size is right and the are not expensive new, which saves cutting an old one off.
  4. man-a-fre
    Joined: Apr 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,311


    Astro van works easy.

  5. jackandeuces
    Joined: Feb 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,004


    your heap is not the same ,shorter , makes it much easier,57 ford works good but the edsel roof behind my shop work well..
  6. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,692

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    I would like to hear about smooth roof options for a Model A sedan.
  7. Kruzer63
    Joined: Dec 6, 2004
    Posts: 638


    I put a SMOOTH roof in mine using a 77 Volare station Wagon roof skin, it has chrome ribs but its smooth undernieth, and if you put it on the sedan body but backwards it fits sweet. I just finished welding mine in fully last night actually.
  8. 32chevysedan
    Joined: Jun 11, 2006
    Posts: 377

    from Texas

    I used a roof off of a '88 s-10 blazer, they are all the same from '83-'94 so they are a dime a dozen............
  9. pecker head
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
    Posts: 3,911

    pecker head

    The best ribs are 62 Chevy Wagon . That the first thing asked about my sedan , whats the roof off of ? The best smooth roof is new sheet metal .
  10. KIRK
    Joined: Nov 17, 2005
    Posts: 384


    I used a Jeep Cherokee 4 dr. It has ribs and it was a good fit.
  11. Volvo station wagon roofs are smooth, have a slight crown like a tudor and are common :rolleyes: here in the DC area...

    I'm planning to put one on my '28, then cover it with the stock material.
  12. monzadood
    Joined: Sep 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,033


    dodge caravan. there should be a billion of those in junkyards....
  13. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 9,418


    Roof on a early 80's Volvo 245 wagon is plain, no ribs, about 44" + 94" before it gets too much crown but is actually bigger than that.

    I haven't used one for a A but It works great so far for a lawnmower shed roof!
  14. paintslinger
    Joined: Apr 27, 2005
    Posts: 39

    from Kemah, Tx

    '85 s-10 blazer fits great i will try to post some pics.
  15. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,692

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Just got back from the yard where FlamedAbone and I just cut the roof on a mini van for his hotrod. Seen a volvo wagon there that had a smooth roof that I may go back for.
  16. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,976


    Here is about a 2000 or so Mazda Millenium or MPV roof.

    You cut it right where the outer most ribs start to hump up and it is just barely fucking wide enough. You end up with just the two humps that look like racing stripes.

    I won't know if it looks guy till its in there painted and flamed.

    Wish me luck, -Abone.

  17. Candy-Man
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,713


    As someone already stated, Dodge Caravan. I put one in my 30 tudor sedan. Try to find the extended Caravan as the ribs will then run from the visor to the rear of your sedan....

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  18. 31aBoy
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 640


    Can we get a couple more shots (also bigger) please... trynna see if i like the ribs or not.

  19. Tin Can
    Joined: Nov 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,096

    Tin Can

    I bought myself a tudor today and know where there is what is left of a 56 chevy wagon at. would the roof and rearend work off of this car for a 30-31 tudor?
  20. dragrcr50
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,865


    for what its worth i just did a 2 door 90 blacer roof on my 31 vicky it fit great.. and has ribs.
  21. bigrichpower
    Joined: Nov 1, 2010
    Posts: 12


    whast up with your roof

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