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Re: Roof panel and cowl panel R&R 1951 3100
vettecrazy #1409148 Sun May 09 2021 01:45 AM
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Looks like you're gettin 'er done. thumbs_up


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Roof panel and cowl panel R&R 1951 3100
vettecrazy #1409418 Tue May 11 2021 01:28 AM
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I told some folks...sure am glad I quit drinking....LOL

Re: Roof panel and cowl panel R&R 1951 3100
vettecrazy #1418786 Fri Jul 30 2021 07:48 PM
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Having issues with cowl panel repair panel installation with the gap between it and rh door. The gap set on the outside with the door edge, the fit on the panel on the inside to the A post is way off...see pic. Can't rationalize why the gap is off so much. Top of the panel is close but as the panel should meet the edge of the A post the farther down it goes the wider the gap. The upper w/s cap on both sides is off in relationship to the door edge there also. It's as if the cap panel is not wide enough.

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Re: Roof panel and cowl panel R&R 1951 3100
vettecrazy #1418805 Fri Jul 30 2021 09:32 PM
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Aftermarket panels NEVER fit exactly. You have to beat them into submission. The saving grace is that metal can be moved. Just be sure the critical dimensions are OK. You may need to slide and dice your roof panel to get things to fit.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Roof panel and cowl panel R&R 1951 3100
vettecrazy #1418875 Sat Jul 31 2021 02:40 PM
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Can the geometry of the angle of the bottom of the A Post make the difference in the gap of the door to the cowl panel?? I measured it to the other side and thought it was OK...but I do not have a measurement of the width across the floor pan from side to side of the 2 A Posts to compare and see if mine is too wide or too narrow. The gap between the frt of the rh door closed at the rocker is wider than the other side, the gap frt to back is much wider than the left door. The other side door closed has the bottom of the door even frt to back and tight to the rocker panel.

Re: Roof panel and cowl panel R&R 1951 3100
vettecrazy #1418909 Sat Jul 31 2021 08:17 PM
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You'd be surprised how a box will change dimensions as you push on a corner. If your rockers and floor are welded in at the hinge pillar, you might consider cutting them loose to adjust to the dimensions given in the FAM.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Roof panel and cowl panel R&R 1951 3100
vettecrazy #1419085 Sun Aug 01 2021 11:16 PM
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Rechecked mine on w/s opn...15 1/4

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