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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Willywash, Jun 9, 2020.

  1. Willywash
    Joined: Sep 18, 2019
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    Can anyone recommend the very best filler for top of 31 A coupe ? I would like to buy one that a novice could tack down and fit correctly. Am I asking too much or is there one manufactured that is superior other others?
     
  2. sloppy jalopies
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    I used a dodge club cab roof... I did not want ribs... sat flat … tacked it down using a screwdriver...
    I used the original wood bows... DSCN0693 (1).JPG DSCN0774.JPG DSCN0787.JPG
     
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  3. Jalopy Joker
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  4. When i built my 30 coupe, i used a section from a 61 bubble top.
     

  5. oldschool59
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    Walden Speed Shop !
     
  6. sloppy jalopies
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    if new to this, be very careful when you want to separate the skin from the inner structure...
    if you use a chisel or putty knife the tool you use will score through the skin [shows]…
    to do it again I would get something that "ate" the adhesive... then separate them... HIH.
     
  7. stanlow69
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    from red oak

    As I read it. I got the impression he wanted a vinyl type top. But I interpret things different than most people.
     
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  8. clem
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    You are not alone, I also understood that he wanted a soft top. Let’s wait and see what he says....
     
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  9. sloppy jalopies
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    sorry, tunnel vison... I read tacked and figured it meant tack welded...
    but a cloth top also gets tacked on...
     
  10. clem
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