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Re: New roof

#1 Post by Tiffa67 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:20 am

Hi all I bought a cabby few months ago and one of the jobs is a new roof which I got of a member on this site.
I've been quoted roughly 300 to fit providing frame is fine was just wondering how hard is it to fit myself
Thanks chris

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Re: New roof

#2 Post by 1234dist » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:33 am

Very very very hard if you haven’t done it before
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Re: New roof

#3 Post by Tiffa67 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:43 am

Never done one before at moment I'm getting some metal work together

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Re: New roof

#4 Post by 961tat » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:24 pm

If you take your old one off that will give you a good idea of what's involved, then you can decide who's doing it .

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Re: New roof

#5 Post by Tiffa67 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:20 pm

I've started to slowly strip it away so I can check on the framework

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Re: New roof

#6 Post by 961tat » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:54 pm

Take lots of pictures :clapping

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Re: New roof

#7 Post by Tiffa67 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:04 pm

Will do

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Re: New roof

#8 Post by Kriss707 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:32 pm

I changed my hood last year, it took an afternoon. Mind you I was cleaning & repainting all the rear Retainers as I went.

Luckily whoever replaced the hood before had Copperslipped all the nut & bolts, which was nice. However I did replace all nuts, bolts & screws with Stainless Steel ones & Copperslipped them on reassembly.

Do it on a nice warm day as the hood will be more supple, I laid mine out on the floor in the sun while I stripped the old one off. Take the old one off carefully so you can assess how it all goes back together.

I had never done one before & was quite apprehensive about it, but it was relatively easy. I wouldn't shy away from doing it again.

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Re: New roof

#9 Post by Tiffa67 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:08 pm

What's the best glue to use

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Re: New roof

#10 Post by Kriss707 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:47 pm

I was lucky enough to be given a pot of Professional grade Contact Adhesive by a mate who restores E Types. To be honest it looks & smells like normal Evo-Stik Contact Adhesive to me.

You just coat both surfaces, wait for it to get nearly dry ( about 5min ) then a fix together. This is a bit awkward when doing the side retainer tuck-unders.

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Re: New roof

#11 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:22 pm

I used Evo-Stick to secure the loose edges of my mohair roof on my old Escort Cabriolet, it was recommended by
Prestige Hoods, remember to put glue on both surfaces, press down, peel back and then press down again.
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