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Old 03-15-2010, 01:17 PM
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So i finally came across a roof top for my truck, i found a complete cab with both doors and front a rear windows for 100 bucks. My body shop made some room for my truck today. and will begin working on her asap. i cant wait till i have the roof on, many people have tried to discourage me from restoring this truck but what the heck i already have it why not finish it.

WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK? i have been reading this forum before buying my truck, and i have to say i love this site. ihave a guy offering a discount on a tranny just for being part of this forum. i added some pictures all critique will be appreciated....
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Click the image to open in full size. this is what the truck looked like when i got it. all i have done is paint the rims and now the roof
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:12 PM
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Looks good to me.
I have never seen a roof rust like that.
Is the rest of gthe truck pretty solid?
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hey look its a convertable...the rest of the truck look solid enough. did you cut the roof off or did someone else?
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Looks good to me.
I have never seen a roof rust like that.
Is the rest of gthe truck pretty solid?
yeah the rest looks pretty strong, i know i got my self into a project, cuz thats what i intended.
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hey look its a convertable...the rest of the truck look solid enough. did you cut the roof off or did someone else?
i got the truck as is from original owner. i think he wanted to fix it but did not have the time nor money to finish
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Heck I would rather swap roofs than try to replace cab mounts and floor pans any day. So what did happen to the roof any way that isn't normal.
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here's an idea for you. i guy around where i live has an older s10 low rider and something cool that he did might be interesting to you. he made it into a removable hardtop. i've never seen it up close but it looks like he made a channel on both parts covered it with weatherstripping and used some clip latches like old style trucks used for the hood, i think hummer h2's use em too. just a cool option you might wanna think about
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Looks like a good base other than the roof, good luck and update this thread!
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wow I have seen some rust in the roofs on these old trucks but never anything that bad,but its good to see its getting fixed and not crushed.good luck.
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Heck I would rather swap roofs than try to replace cab mounts and floor pans any day. So what did happen to the roof any way that isn't normal.
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I have no clue the guy i got it from said he tried replacing but could not/
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wow I have seen some rust in the roofs on these old trucks but never anything that bad,but its good to see its getting fixed and not crushed.good luck.
thanks i hope to get a new engine as well with all the smog things so i can pass smog.
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Totally not worth it. Don't resto that POS. Tell ya what. I'll do you a favor and take it off your hands for you. $100. Headaches gone.
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wow I have seen some rust in the roofs on these old trucks but never anything that bad,but its good to see its getting fixed and not crushed.good luck.
thanks i jsut hope all goes well
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Totally not worth it. Don't resto that POS. Tell ya what. I'll do you a favor and take it off your hands for you. $100. Headaches gone.

IF IT AINT ANOTHER NEGATIVE, AND absurd COMMENT FROM THIS GUY....YOU MUST BE HAREDBRAINED AND HAVE THE GUTS OF A WORM TO MAKE SUCH A FOOLISH COMMENT.
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IF IT AINT ANOTHER NEGATIVE, AND absurd COMMENT FROM THIS GUY....YOU MUST BE HAREDBRAINED AND HAVE THE GUTS OF A WORM TO MAKE SUCH A FOOLISH COMMENT.
Good lord. Heard of tounge in cheek? How many negative comments have I made? Note my not so subtle attempt to pick up a 79 F150 for $100. Geeze. It's sweet dude. I'd love to have it. Lighten up man. It's just the internet.
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