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Roof replacement!

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by jamal, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. jamal

    jamal Member

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    1976 under big resto and soon will be back on the roady. Scary replacing the whole roof but it is done and looks amazing! Will post more pictures later when it is all finished.
     

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  2. Blunderbus

    Blunderbus Active Member

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    Yes does look scary, was that a VW roof fitted ?
     
  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    WOW..... interesting.

    Can we have some more info on how, what, why this was done?
     
  4. jamal

    jamal Member

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    Yes it is brazilian VW roof and it is metal not fiberglass. The gutter was so rusty so after thinking and thinking we thought cutting the rust wouldnt fix the problem that why we did get a brand new roof which came with the gutter and it is so strong. I never seen one in Oz with that roof yet. Cant wait till it is all finished!
     
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  5. Blunderbus

    Blunderbus Active Member

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    Its a bit higher than the original roof right ?
     
  6. jamal

    jamal Member

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    Yes, you right a little bit higher than the original but pretty much same height of the pop top sitting on the roof.
     
  7. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Wow Jamal,
    Bold move & difficult. Never seen a roof like that in my life.
    Where the heck did you get it?
    Looks like it's solved some big problems.
    Cheers,
    David H
     
  8. jamal

    jamal Member

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    Hi David,
    it was a scary move! Anything about kombi is adventurous so here we go. The guy we got it from said that he still have few. I never seen a kombi with a roof like this one too. Hopefully as you said it will solve big problems. Cheers
     
  9. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    I believe it is the roof of the last Brazillian models

    VW-Kombi-Last-Edition-Brazil.jpg
     
  10. Blunderbus

    Blunderbus Active Member

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    It will be definitely be a unique vehicle, interested to see pics when its finished.
     
  11. jamal

    jamal Member

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    I will post more pics as we progress. Seats done.....
     

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  12. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    I like the no roof look! Not very practical thou..
    A high top tin top! Did the roof bracing get raised to fit the roof?
     
  13. jamal

    jamal Member

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    Same roof bracing and the new roof fitted perfect!
     
  14. kool_kombi 79

    kool_kombi 79 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know why, but, I like it. Not high top, but bit more head room.

    I'm sure Mick Motors has advertised those in the VW Mag.

    Looks good, that will be a nice bus when done.
     
  15. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jamal,
    Just looking at the photo I'm not sure there's going to be enough 'head room' for you.
    Not sure if it's the hair or the tallness!
    I'd fit very easy as would the bride!o_O
    Keep up with the photos. Awesome.
    Can you show roof 'bridges' for support please?
    Cheers,
    David H
     
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  16. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Given today (Tuesday 13.12.16) was 35 plus degrees it looks perfect for todays conditions!:)
    Cheers,
    David H
     
  17. jamal

    jamal Member

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    Will take some more pics tommorrow ! Yeah Great breeze which is pecfect for summer but unfortunately I had to put the roof on even I struggle to get all my dreads in ;-)
     
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  18. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    That's looks great.

    How did you deal with the rust in the frame work under the roof ?
     
  19. jamal

    jamal Member

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    What you dnt see is the scary bit after taking the old roof off more serious rust showed up and yes all the rust was cut out . But putting the brand new roof is worth it and guess what it does come with gutters too.
     
  20. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    Yes it has been my experience that a small hole in the roof = much bigger holes in the structure underneath.
     

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