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Wanted 1958 Ford Hardtop Donor Body for Roof

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  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: WA. State/B.C. Canada
Wanted 1958 Ford Hardtop Donor Body for Roof
Posted by B.C> Model Guy on Saturday, June 10, 2017 5:44 PM

Just wondering if anyone has a junker or broken '58 Ford hardtop body that has a good roof that I can use on another body. Styrene or resin - it doesn't matter. I have a body that I have salvaged and it is useable but the roof is junk. I know I can buy a resin body to replace the styrene one but I'm much more into preserving original as much as possible rather than replacing the whole thing. The '57 Fairlane roof will fit I know - but it is devoid of the ribbing that was stamped into the panel so it would not look right. ANy help appreciated. Will trade or buy outright. Thank you for reading..

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  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: Winnipeg Canada
Posted by Wayne Farmer on Monday, June 12, 2017 10:27 PM

Pretty tought request..Hope you find one but I would bet lots that you wont find one..You might be better off like someome said with the 57 roof..It may not be correct but who would really know other than you and Ford Fanatics..Good luck and Iam sure you will do a good job with which ever way you go..

  • Member since
    December, 2004
  • From: Umea Sweden
Posted by Force on Friday, June 23, 2017 12:38 PM

Can't you just scribe in the pressed in ribbing in a 57 roof?
It can't be that hard to do.

Håkan Persson Sweden

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Posted by 195X on Friday, June 23, 2017 4:38 PM

Would a T-Bird roof work? They're very similar. My dad owned one like this:

 

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  • Member since
    December, 2004
  • From: Umea Sweden
Posted by Force on Sunday, June 25, 2017 11:25 AM

The roof on the 58 Hard Top has pressed in grooves in the surface, it's a one year only as the 57 and 59 don't have that feature.

 

Håkan Persson Sweden

John Force 16X NHRA Funny Car Champion

  • Member since
    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Sunday, June 25, 2017 11:30 AM

I did not know that. Very unique. Could you possibly lay out guides in tape and scribe them in?

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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