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Old January 26th, 2011, 02:40 PM   #1
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Default Help doing roof insert!

Hey guys, I got an idea I don't know how to finish out... Well I need to start it actually before I finish it.

I love how the pre 40s cars had the option to open there tops via the roof inserts. I wanna do that on my bug. The top is chopped 4", still finishing B-pillars and small details.

The roof isn't turning out as expected with the Fernon chop I did. The edges are ok but the middle of the roof kinda went flat, not good In a factory dome roof.

So at this point the roof insert piece is the answer. How does it install? Can I make it removable and maybe even collapsible?

I know I need a piece inside to bolt it to. I know the bolts need to be hidden on the top side.

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Old January 26th, 2011, 02:55 PM   #2
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I love how the pre 40s cars had the option to open there tops via the roof inserts. I wanna do that on my bug. The top is chopped 4", still finishing B-pillars and small details.
First of all, with the pre 40's cars, the vinyl roof inserts were not operable. they were stapled to the wood inner frame work.

Second, post pics of your chop so we can see what is going on. If the center of the roof is just flattening out, you could always cut it out and fill in the opening with a roof clip from another bug.
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Check the mistress under intros. Should I do the build here instead so I can get feedback on stuff?
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Old February 11th, 2011, 02:59 PM   #4
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I decided I can fix the roof of the bug by cutting a weld I had made and re bubbling the roof up, but... I don't want to.

I have been looking at the older coupes and decided I would like to try and do a vinyl top like they did pre 40s. At this point I need help figuring it out.

I wanna cut a big hole and build a wood frame for the top. Only thing is I'm not sure how. Cutting the roof, no problem, Building a wood frame, eh... might be a bit of a hassle, but I can figure it out. Attaching the vinyl to the roof, I know I need some kind of tack strip or something, .
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