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#2619220 - 02/09/19 07:56 PM Re: Rotten roofs [Re: jcruse64]
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Originally Posted By jcruse64
Thanks for link. I'll be watching for the upcoming new stuff.
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#2619302 - 02/10/19 07:35 AM Re: Rotten roofs [Re: bbtrux]
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Originally Posted By bbtrux
I saved a clean 84 roof , and held onto it for a year. Noone would buy or trade for it, then couldnt give it away. Had to scrap it. made me sick.

I had a core support, same outcome. Florida and other coastline areas eat up roofs of everything.
Personally, I don't think there are many people who would take on a proper roof repair, but having a patch panel would help.
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#2619320 - 02/10/19 08:45 AM Re: Rotten roofs [Re: redraptor]
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Originally Posted By redraptor
Originally Posted By bbtrux
I saved a clean 84 roof , and held onto it for a year. Noone would buy or trade for it, then couldnt give it away. Had to scrap it. made me sick.

I had a core support, same outcome. Florida and other coastline areas eat up roofs of everything.
Personally, I don't think there are many people who would take on a proper roof repair, but having a patch panel would help.


Well really you need 4 pieces. The outer and inner panels, the header panel sandwiched between the two and the drip rail.
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#2619321 - 02/10/19 08:49 AM Re: Rotten roofs [Re: Guitar Jones]
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Originally Posted By Guitar Jones


Well really you need 4 pieces. The outer and inner panels, the header panel sandwiched between the two and the drip rail.


Exactly
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#2619325 - 02/10/19 09:16 AM Re: Rotten roofs [Re: modelmakerinc]
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Ive got a bit of rust in my top pass. window channel and am worried what Im going to find underneath.

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#2619369 - 02/10/19 11:37 AM Re: Rotten roofs [Re: redraptor]
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Originally Posted By redraptor
Originally Posted By Guitar Jones


Well really you need 4 pieces. The outer and inner panels, the header panel sandwiched between the two and the drip rail.


Exactly


But really even if you had just a new header panel it would make the job easier with a donor roof. When I did mine by the time I drilled out all the spot welds from the donor what I had left was basically four slices of swiss cheese. laugh2
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'92 D250 Club Cab CTD, 47RH conversion, pump tweaks, injectors, rear disc and hydroboost conversion.
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#2619392 - 02/10/19 12:11 PM Re: Rotten roofs [Re: modelmakerinc]
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I've got some dealer stuff Dad brought home from the local Dodge dealer in the early '70s. I remember one of the pics showing a bare cab on the assembly line, praising the rust preventive measures being taken.
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#2619466 - 02/10/19 02:49 PM Re: Rotten roofs [Re: modelmakerinc]
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Fords have the same rust problem over the windshield. At least there are enough of those around tho that finding a good cab or roof doesn't seem to be much of a problem.

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#2619503 - 02/10/19 03:58 PM Re: Rotten roofs [Re: basketcase]
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Originally Posted By basketcase
I've got some dealer stuff Dad brought home from the local Dodge dealer in the early '70s. I remember one of the pics showing a bare cab on the assembly line, praising the rust preventive measures being taken.


I think the early trucks were better treated. By the late 80's early 90's they didn't do much.
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The Scamp is sold, now just two old trucks and one new one.
'92 D250 Club Cab CTD, 47RH conversion, pump tweaks, injectors, rear disc and hydroboost conversion.
'74 W200 Crew Cab 360, NP435, D44, D60 and NP205 divorced transfer case. Magnum 5.2 MPI and NV4500 coming soon.
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#2619532 - 02/10/19 06:00 PM Re: Rotten roofs [Re: jcruse64]
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Originally Posted By jcruse64

I know Kenny he is a straight up guy, he has acquired the dies to punch many sheetmetal parts for our trucks 49-93

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#2619559 - 02/10/19 07:26 PM Re: Rotten roofs [Re: modelmakerinc]
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You guys that had donor roofs and rad supports that were stuck with them; you weren't willing to box and ship I'm sure, and I don't blame you. A company the does this will undoubtedly have better success, AND can do it a lower costs.
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#2619566 - 02/10/19 07:48 PM Re: Rotten roofs [Re: BulletBob]
Guitar Jones Offline
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Originally Posted By BulletBob
Originally Posted By jcruse64

I know Kenny he is a straight up guy, he has acquired the dies to punch many sheetmetal parts for our trucks 49-93


Well I hope he can start doing roof pieces because without that all the doors, fenders, cab corners and such in the world will be useless without them.
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The Scamp is sold, now just two old trucks and one new one.
'92 D250 Club Cab CTD, 47RH conversion, pump tweaks, injectors, rear disc and hydroboost conversion.
'74 W200 Crew Cab 360, NP435, D44, D60 and NP205 divorced transfer case. Magnum 5.2 MPI and NV4500 coming soon.
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#2620104 - 02/11/19 10:11 PM Re: Rotten roofs [Re: modelmakerinc]
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First post here, been on slantsix.org and FABO for a while. I came here looking for info on repairing rot on a D150 roof rail and this thread was right at the top of the forum! I see it's a common problem. I'm looking for an 80's D150 and I found an '81 with a low-mileage Super Six and a body that is great except for the roof rail. I see from previous posts that there are 3 panels that come together there. Does anyone have pictures or a good description of how they fit together? Also, how does water get in? Through the drip rail seam?

Here are the pics of the one I was looking at. The white on the passenger side is seam sealer.


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#2620122 - 02/11/19 10:55 PM Re: Rotten roofs [Re: Guitar Jones]
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"I think the early trucks were better treated. By the late 80's early 90's they didn't do much."

Never thought of that... All my 70's trucks I've owned never had rusty roofs. My 92' sure did have the rusty roof syndrome.


Edited by 440_Offroader (02/11/19 11:00 PM)

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#2620195 - 02/12/19 07:43 AM Re: Rotten roofs [Re: modelmakerinc]
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here are some pics of how I had to repair my 91 cab going on my 85 chassis/truck.

few yrs ago and wish I had went all the way across replacing the drip rail.

since I was spraying the whole cab in bed liner I just welded some metal across the roof edge after sanding/ospho


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#2620196 - 02/12/19 07:44 AM Re: Rotten roofs [Re: scratchnfotraction]
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getting after it


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#2620198 - 02/12/19 07:45 AM Re: Rotten roofs [Re: scratchnfotraction]
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getting there


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#2620199 - 02/12/19 07:46 AM Re: Rotten roofs [Re: scratchnfotraction]
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boy I had fun


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#2620201 - 02/12/19 07:57 AM Re: Rotten roofs [Re: scratchnfotraction]
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more fixin


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#2620202 - 02/12/19 07:58 AM Re: Rotten roofs [Re: scratchnfotraction]
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almost done


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