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Offline Mopar01

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replacing the roof on a 1989 dodge pickup
« on: July 16, 2006, 08:19:22 PM »
hey all i have a 1989 dodge pickup that has a decent amount of rust above the windsheild like from the rain gutter and up i want to replace the roof becaus im gonna paint the truck i dont think i could patch the rust holes properly so i was wondering if anyone has replaced the roof before  i have a 1990 ramcharger that has a good roof so i could cut that then weld it in im not shure what to do and how to seam it and stuff any sugestions. let me know thanks!

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Re: replacing the roof on a 1989 dodge pickup
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2006, 08:33:24 PM »
hey all i have a 1989 dodge pickup that has a decent amount of rust above the windsheild like from the rain gutter and up i want to replace the roof becaus im gonna paint the truck i dont think i could patch the rust holes properly so i was wondering if anyone has replaced the roof before i have a 1990 ramcharger that has a good roof so i could cut that then weld it in im not shure what to do and how to seam it and stuff any sugestions. let me know thanks!
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Re: replacing the roof on a 1989 dodge pickup
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2006, 08:55:45 PM »
If you really want to do this you will need to pull all of the glass. Then you will need to cut all of the spot welds in the pinch welds where the glass was mounted. About one to two inches down on the a and b pilliars there is a seam that you will need to find. It is filled with lead body filler and brazed together. So you will need to grind paint off until you find it. You may see where the seam is when you pull the glass. It is not too hard of a job if you have the correct tools if you have performed this type of work. I would not recomend doing this if it is your first time doing body work.

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Re: replacing the roof on a 1989 dodge pickup
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2006, 03:40:12 AM »
Replacing any body panel or skin requires locating the edges of the panel, and cutting the spot welds. In the case of the roof, there maybe several places where the panel is glued to a frame or other body members, which needs to be unbonded, also you will need to seperate the roof at the rain gutters, which means removing a bunch of body caulk.

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Re: replacing the roof on a 1989 dodge pickup
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2006, 10:49:27 AM »
if you check the classifides l have a perfect 1987 CAB for FREE
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Re: replacing the roof on a 1989 dodge pickup
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2006, 10:53:14 AM »
by the way l,m a hour ride from Hartford up rt 8 in MA
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