Bondora’s 71 Camaro Build

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    My roof has a few rust holes in the top. The edge channels are fine. Should I patch or replace? I have the roof skin. If I replace, Any tips I need? I will cut off the original around the edges leaving a small strip to remove later. Do I need adhesive to put back on or weld? Do I need to brace the car? What do I use to make the little adhesive discs between the layers?
    Any help would be great! I'll post pictures of my roof currently. Do I need a host for pictures?
     
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    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Pictures will definitely help assess the work needed.

    Just copy/paste pics into your post.
    No 3rd party host is needed.
     
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    Looks like a replace to me. That size of holes and how they are scattered usually means there are others not far behind.

    Assume the headliner is out. How does it look from that side?
     
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    Headliner is still in..
     
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    Replace.
    No need to brace if you're only replacing the skin.
    But you need to check out the structure to be sure a new skin is all it needs.

    Definitely brace it if you replace the entire roof.

    Adhesive was used between the skin and roof structure.
    The new roof skin can be welded or bonded with adhesive around the perimiter.
    Details will vary depending on the path you choose.

    It's probably an easier task to replace the entire roof when you consider the amount of seam you need to deal with in replacing just the skin.
     
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    Check with Revin. He's a member on here. 99% sure he replaced the roof on his 73. He's got a killer build going and I've seen his work. He knows what he's doing, so I'm sure he can give you tips regardless of which direction you go.
    Take the headliner out and take pics so you can post them here.
     
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    Thanks guys! I'll remove the headliner and get some pics..
    Should this thread be moved to body restoration?
     
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    BillyDean7173 Psychopathy Red

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    I would move your thread to body resto unless this is the start of your project thread.
     
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    I'll just start my project thread..
     
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