Roof replacement on a 1970

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  1. arm2004

    arm2004 New Member

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    I need to replace the roof on a 1970 but having a hard time finding one in good shape. Need to replace inner and outer together where the quarters meet and some point on the A-pillars. What are the differences on a 75-to 81 vs 70-74?
    Is the inner and outer roof the same at the quarter panel- rear window?
    Is the headliner, visor and dome light the same?
    Has anybody done this swap?
    Thanks for info.
     
  2. arm2004

    arm2004 New Member

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    I need the one with inner supports looks like the one from ss396 is what i need. thanks
     
  3. jester1

    jester1 Veteran Member

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    Rear window area is different. Make sure you over brace the car when you cut the roof as it will move a tiny bit even if you have a roll cage. Put four supports at four corners to the floor which will keep it from sagging.
    Good Luck its a bit daunting when the roof is off, dont rush.
     
  4. buildinmy73

    buildinmy73 Veteran Member

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    I have a complete roof pulled from a 73
    But in MA
     
  5. Revin

    Revin Veteran Member

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    You can use any roof up to 80 on your 70.
    The roof stops where the led is.
    Not to bad. Brace and take your time
     
  6. Revin

    Revin Veteran Member

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  7. arm2004

    arm2004 New Member

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    well i got a good roof of a 78 after checking it out there is a lot of differences in the 2. The 2 big difference is the seat belt area and headliner trim piece above the doors. Think i will use this one and cut out the piece i need. Mine is rusted under the chrome that holds the weather stripping for the driver side window. Has anybody repaired this piece- Inner roof from Quarter panel to the A-piller where the roof panel is bent over. The worst part is the very back corner where the quarter- roof- window all meet. Thanks for any help
     
  8. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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  9. arm2004

    arm2004 New Member

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    John thanks for the link. That showed me what the inner roof looks like and how it is all attached. I think with my 78 roof i can repair my inner roof at the B pillar then put a new skin on. So my next question is which roof skin to get i see the AMD is a "X" part number and there are some out there that are cheaper, is there a fit difference on the roofs. I can get a AMD or Goodmark they are close in price or Jegs has a Gold Star for $100 less anybody have experience with the gold star? Thanks for the help.
     

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