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Old 03-08-2011, 04:50 AM
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Good luck. Here's a little tip for you. when you go to replace any part of the top with new sheet metal, attach a roll cage to that section so it will retain it's shape if you have to detach it to fix any problems with the doors, a pillars,etc. It will make it alot easier in the long run when you go to do any metal work later on.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:30 AM
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Yep, I found this out while helping a friend chop a 1949 Merc. It saved us alot of time and god knows how much money we saved.
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:32 PM
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Good luck. Here's a little tip for you. when you go to replace any part of the top with new sheet metal, attach a roll cage to that section so it will retain it's shape if you have to detach it to fix any problems with the doors, a pillars,etc. It will make it alot easier in the long run when you go to do any metal work later on.
hmm...please elaborate! Not sure exactly what you mean here

I will not be adding any "new" metal. I have the top half of an undamaged cab cut at the bottom of the front pillars and 12" below the back window.

are you saying I should build a substructure under the old cab so that when I cut it off I have a shape to fit the new one to? is it permanent?
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:25 AM
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hmm...please elaborate! Not sure exactly what you mean here

I will not be adding any "new" metal. I have the top half of an undamaged cab cut at the bottom of the front pillars and 12" below the back window.

are you saying I should build a substructure under the old cab so that when I cut it off I have a shape to fit the new one to? is it permanent?
That's what I was saying. Build a TEMPORARY structure so when you do any cutting or chopping,all of your parts fit. Think of building a full rollcage used TEMPORARILY for your task.
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