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Technical The proper way to fill in the roof seams?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Paul F, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. Paul F
    Joined: Dec 30, 2017
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    Paul F

    So, I have a functioning ragtop that is assembled within the wood frame. However, the ragtop will not cover all of the roof seams...(see pics). Does anyone know how to “fill in” the seams?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
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    ford used a lead trim that ran left front around to right front, and a strip across the front...
    don't know if they repop it ?
     
  3. What type of car is this? Is the top supposed to open or is it a Model A type roof?
     
  4. nochop
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    from norcal

    Looks like you came up a little short
     

  5. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
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    sheetmetal break + a shrinker/stretcher
     
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  6. Paul F
    Joined: Dec 30, 2017
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    Paul F

    1930 coupe


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  7. Wherever you got that from they did not know how a Model A roof was assembled. It is way too short on the front and sides. I suggest you Google "How to install a Model A roof" and then order the proper material and Hidem welt and start over.
     
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  8. synchro7
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
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    I bought a stock replacement kit, followed the instructions. It's tight, looks good and doesn't leak.
     
  9. Oops, some one didn't know what they were doing. Now that top is for a whatzit and you need another top kit for a 30 Coupe. I also think there are many holes there that don't belong.
    The Wizzard
     
  10. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    from California

  11. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Fill the gap and patch the extra holes, all in one smooth move. Yes!!
    The Wizzard
     
  12. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,510

    manyolcars

    I filled in all those holes with weld on my avatar, then filled the gutter/seam with black silicone sealer.It doesnt leak.
     
  13. Enough joking around and making fun of someone who is in deeper water than they thought. http://abarnyard.com/workshop/roofinstall-1.htm, Go there, step by step directions on your application. Send back what you have to whoever you got it from and get your money back.
     
  14. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
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    if they won't let you return the insert you have now maybe your upholsterer can use it for your behind the seat bulkhead and trunk inner panels... $0.02 ….
     
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  15. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
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    He wrote in post #1, "functioning ragtop"... Meaning like old VW bus and bus with the "sliding sunroof"

    "ragtop" is VW aircooled slang for a sliding canvas sunroof.

    I would be guessing that this was a generic fit repro, not meant to be a direct fit for Model A coupe?

    .
     
  16. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
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    That is what I was thinking when I read it. He just didn't know he had to do some metal fabrication and body work to the car to make it look finished.
     
  17. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
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    your going to have to fabricate a perimeter to mount that roof insert in
    a pullmax (stamping machine) or a shrinker/stretcher will have to be used
    looks up flush mount roof inserts for model As and 32s
    this should give you an idea of the work needed
     

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