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'59 Roof Front/Inner Replacement Panel #1310297 Fri May 10 2019 08:39 PM
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Apache1 Offline OP
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See attachment item description. Who else in the competing aftermarket besides Bill's Truck parts in Ontario, Canada carries this item? Cost 144.95 advertised...not sure if that is adjusted for currency exchange. The shipping cost would be astronomical due to the high tariffs in place.

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Re: '59 Roof Front/Inner Replacement Panel [Re: Apache1] #1310344 Sat May 11 2019 11:41 AM
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Bump>fellows might I get some feedback...some help...thanks. What vendor/s here stateside might carry this panel? Surely Bill's isn't the only supplier. In my limited search I've turned up nothing positive.

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Re: '59 Roof Front/Inner Replacement Panel [Re: Apache1] #1310352 Sat May 11 2019 12:52 PM
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Found a few leads on a replacement panel.


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Re: '59 Roof Front/Inner Replacement Panel [Re: Apache1] #1310355 Sat May 11 2019 12:58 PM
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Re: '59 Roof Front/Inner Replacement Panel [Re: Apache1] #1310374 Sat May 11 2019 03:00 PM
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Thanks CASO...another vendor I happened upon before I found your post is Bowtie Bits, LLC antique Truck Parts. Unfortunately, I suppose all panels are produced off shore these days.


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Re: '59 Roof Front/Inner Replacement Panel [Re: Apache1] #1310529 Sun May 12 2019 10:00 PM
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Who has put a full inner front roof panel in the cab of a '59 TF...past or present? Any BIG concerns...advice from past mistakes in and around the "A" pillar area where the panels intersect? What I should be aware of before I start in with a cut-off wheel? I believe this particular panel is only tied in at the "A" pillar and adjacent inner roof panel. Truly wish I didn't have to cut into this area...but the full panel is rotten...pillar to pillar.
Am I correct in thinking the lip closest to the windshield is an integral part of the pinch weld?

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Re: '59 Roof Front/Inner Replacement Panel [Re: Apache1] #1310636 Mon May 13 2019 10:09 PM
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The only advise I have is.............ONLY use as much of the "panel" as necessary. Leave old metal that is not rusted. But I would have to see the entire inside to elaborate and confirm. I have patch repaired a lot of TF trucks, but not that piece.

Patch panel repair is pretty much all the same. All off shore parts. Need tweaking sometimes. Modified. Remove a little of the old at a time, bla bla bla.

Careful planning, measuring, template making, cutting, welding, are all the same. If you can't get behind it with a backer, you better know how to weld thin sheet metal.


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Re: '59 Roof Front/Inner Replacement Panel [Re: Apache1] #1310639 Mon May 13 2019 11:31 PM
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I read you loud and clear. To reiterate, do you recall whether or not the front portion is part of the overall windshield pinch weld? Thanks again.


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Re: '59 Roof Front/Inner Replacement Panel [Re: Apache1] #1310643 Tue May 14 2019 12:01 AM
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I believe it is but you should be able to tell when windshield removed?


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Re: '59 Roof Front/Inner Replacement Panel [Re: Apache1] #1310679 Tue May 14 2019 11:38 AM
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Just so happens my windshield is a bit rough...a chip here and there could be original...but the rubber is shot, dry rot, split in multiple places and someone tried to keep water out by using good old silicon chalk...no go. No choice it must come out. I'm trying to approach this project cautiously...I want to get experienced input/opinions before I dive into this with both feet. I've stitched panels in place before on other hotrods with relatively good results...but I'm an amateur at best.
The GM assembly manual gives an artist view with decent orientation but I dealing with a partial panel not the full stamping.

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