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#1 Manx lee

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 09:18 AM

Has anyone on here replaced the roof either with a skin or a full donor roof and replace at the pillars I have one to do just wondering which is the best method

I currently leaning towards doing it at the pillars

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 10:29 AM

not done it but thinking about it i would say a skin. depends on your welding skills with all the pillars, 



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Posted 05 February 2020 - 10:50 AM

Welding isn’t a problem I have been welding for years

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 10:54 AM

drilled out the spot welds and replaced the roof.



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Posted 05 February 2020 - 11:56 AM

Roof isn’t spot welded I’m led to believe there roller welded

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 12:11 PM

Roof isn’t spot welded I’m led to believe there roller welded

done one then?  i had a whole pile of spotwelds to drill out.

 

also have a watch.

https://youtu.be/-dffSsz1Ys4

 



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Posted 05 February 2020 - 02:06 PM

Mine (1989) has what looks like 500 spot welds about 1 cm apart.I have been welding for years and would never consider cutting the pillars unless it had been squashed flat.Steve..



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Posted 05 February 2020 - 04:34 PM

I have watched all the videos possible cheers for the link tho

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 05:07 PM

I have done a couple of minis and a mk1 Escort and cut the pillars. No distortion and no need for body filler or seam sealer, massively quicker as well.



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Posted 05 February 2020 - 07:13 PM

I have done a couple of minis and a mk1 Escort and cut the pillars. No distortion and no need for body filler or seam sealer, massively quicker as well.



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Posted 05 February 2020 - 07:14 PM

Thanks did you cut the pillars with a step in or flush

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 07:26 AM

All dead flush with backing gas in the hollow sections, Argoshield.






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