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Re: Rotten roofs [Re: bboogieart] #2653055
05/07/19 04:25 PM
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I see I am not the only one with this problem.... frown

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I was asked to contribute money to help solve the civil unrest in Egypt, but I suspect it's some sort of pyramid scheme.

Re: Rotten roofs [Re: modelmakerinc] #2653296
05/08/19 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by modelmakerinc
Guys, I am looking for a 4x4 short bed truck but so many of them have the rotten roof, I know it's some design flaw and there are very few that do not show the hidden damage.

Is any of the body panel companies reproducing the roof panels? I have looked a little but have yet to find them.

Do you think it would be a viable product for AMD to produce? Or am I having one cut off of an Arizona doner?


Same issues here. Fortunately there’s some options for me. Depending how far back the rot goes and it’s not into the inner frame you can get good clean patch panels here in Arizona. I have a club cab roof I can’t bring myself to cut.

Re: Rotten roofs [Re: dart4forte] #2654034
05/10/19 01:44 PM
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I've noticed the same thing about 72-80 not been as bad as the newer version, I've owned several over the years. I'm looking for another at the moment. love the D and W trucks.
I suppose that the 72-80 roof won't work for a 81-93 truck?

Re: Rotten roofs [Re: volaredon] #2654115
05/10/19 06:44 PM
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I would think the fitment would be the same, but the later trucks had a bodyline, where the older ones were more rounded.


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1981 Dodge D150 360 auto
Re: Rotten roofs [Re: basketcase] #2654581
05/12/19 12:33 PM
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My '79 W150 is from out west and APPEARS rust free, but from this thread, I'm concerned about what lurks beneath.

I wonder if I would put some rust converter in my pump sprayer (I realize it may ruin my sprayer), and after removing the visor mounts, spray the best I can all up in the inner roof panel to kill any rust that could be lurking under there? Maybe I can spray through the dome light too if I remove that.


Facts are stubborn things.
Re: Rotten roofs [Re: larrymopar360] #2654596
05/12/19 12:55 PM
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Here’s another repair made I took off the net

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Re: Rotten roofs [Re: larrymopar360] #2654598
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And the final pic

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Re: Rotten roofs [Re: dart4forte] #2654769
05/12/19 09:26 PM
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That's Scrathinfortraction's truck.


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Re: Rotten roofs [Re: Guitar Jones] #2654885
05/13/19 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Guitar Jones
Do I ever wish SOMEONE would reproduce those panels! Even if they were partial patch panels it would make life easier. I used a donor roof and cut out what I needed but even it wasn't perfect and man what a PITA it is.

Technically I don't think it's a design flaw as you find that once you get in there you see it's just bare metal, no treatment or paint to speak of.

But while we are at it can We wish for 87-93 wing window seals too?


Auto Metal Direct has a poll on their Facebook page, asking what we would like to see reproduced.
Everyone should go there, and ask for the parts these trucks need.
Here's what I would like to see.
Roof skins for 72-80 regular cabs.
Roof skins for 81-93 Cabs
Full one piece interior floors for 72-93 cabs. (There are several versions).
Bed sides for 73-80. Short and long.
Bed sides for 81-93 short and long.

Go to the AMD Facebook page, vote and add a comment.

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