View Full Version : Roof Repair


09-18-2007, 07:33 PM

I'm brand new to the forum, and I've got a question about roof repairs. I did some searching, but nothing quite fit the problem I've got.

I'm working on a '68 Mustang fastback, and sometime in it's life, it looks like the roof was pretty well caved in. It has popped back out to most of it's original shape, but there are plenty of creases around the edges that need to be smoothed out. Is this typically hammer and dolly work? The creases are mostly in the up direction, or maybe the metal surrounding them is just low.

Honestly, I'm having trouble deciding whether to hammer on it, or if it needs some kind of shrinking tool. Ive done a bit of body work in the past, but never a panel with so many small problem. Any advice will be appreciated.



09-18-2007, 08:50 PM
This is basically a hammer and dolly job but you can't overdue it or you'll end up with more work than you planned on. I usually use a stud welder in place of most of the hammering especially on metal where I can't reach both sides at the same time. When using a stud welder I can attach the pins then hold out on a pin while tapping lightly on the metal around it. Doing this I can get the metal almost perfect then I grind and lay a light coat of filler to finish the job.

Stud Welder Link (http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=2SW)

09-18-2007, 09:51 PM
Is it possable to get a dolly behind most of it. If so I could give you advice in a private topic.

09-19-2007, 11:10 PM
Yes, I think I can get a dolly behind most of it. PM sent.