Dave's Orange Betty EK Sedan

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I would be more inclined to replace the entire turret than try to weld that patch in , that looks like warp city to me, way beyond my capabilities ...... :shock: :shock:
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Warpage is what I'm worried about Blacky.

Do you mean replace the entire panel between the end and middle support?

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I think the more common approach is to uncouple whole roof at gutter and windscreen spot welds Dave and replace. I'm just checking with a mate if he has one😀
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Orange Betty wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:55 am Warpage is what I'm worried about Blacky.

Do you mean replace the entire panel between the end and middle support?

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I mean chop it through the A, B, and C pillars and replace the lot - make a frame that fits your front and rear windscreen gaps, brace the body and chop away - fit your seat belt plates while it’s off too 👍
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Blacky wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:35 am I mean chop it through the A, B, and C pillars and replace the lot - make a frame that fits your front and rear windscreen gaps, brace the body and chop away - fit your seat belt plates while it’s off too
... and skim 4" or so off those A/B/C pillars while they are exposed :mrgreen:

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Harv wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:25 am
Blacky wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:35 am I mean chop it through the A, B, and C pillars and replace the lot - make a frame that fits your front and rear windscreen gaps, brace the body and chop away - fit your seat belt plates while it’s off too
... and skim 4" or so off those A/B/C pillars while they are exposed :mrgreen:
Ha, ha, well Ian Rousell from Full Custom Garage makes a chop look easy - but maybe a sunroof install in the rear section is the solution :wink34:

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Do you know someone skilled with an English Wheel Dave? If you can cut out the section to be fabricated and take it to an expert metal worker it would be a good start. The welding bit is well within your skill set.
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Ok, young Brett convinced me to rethink my roof strategy and put me onto the bookFace forum for FB/EK parts which rather promptly turned up a few roof cut options. So after a rather wet trip out to Junee yesterday (3hrs each way) I have this:
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The gentleman I bought it from had a few FB wrecks in the yard an FB sedan and wagon under construction in the shed and a very nice and completed wagon with a 3 inch roof chop! I'll stay stock with mine once I figure out what to do next.

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I like the idea of young Brett, but sadly now only in comparison to dinosaurs.

Well done. Dave. Pity about the GT stripe down the middle, but it looks good and solid enough. Look forward to seeing how you use it.
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As soon as you mention FB's and Junee everyone knows its gotta be Mark Oriel - th ebuild of his wagon is well documented on here, it was chopped by Ed Ho in Sydney, finished in Wonthaggi by Trev and now in Marks custody :thumbsup:
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Good score Dave. So that’s where Trev’s wagon went.


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Blacky wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:12 pm As soon as you mention FB's and Junee everyone knows its gotta be Mark Oriel - th ebuild of his wagon is well documented on here, it was chopped by Ed Ho in Sydney, finished in Wonthaggi by Trev and now in Marks custody :thumbsup:
Yep, that's him. I'll have to read his build story. Never paid much attention to wagons but now having been up close to one they are pretty cool!

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New old roof!
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Well almost, it is just sitting there over the current one. After lots of procrastination I just bit the bullet and cut the skin off the donor. And this is what the roof structure looks like underneath
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Well I'd never seen one before. Will have to utilise all/some of the rear support as mine is much worserer
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Also saved 3 large black Tumut spiders that were living in the donor roof.

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Looks like you are on top of it all, as usual Dave. Best option taken methinks😀
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Jeez mate you are in deep now


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