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 Post subject: Xc Fairmont Roof
Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:29 pm 
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Hi everyone i am restoring a xc Fairmont and the roof has alot of rust and isn't worth reparing and i wanted to know if i am legaly alowed to get someone to cut the roof of and weld a new one on?
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Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:32 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Xc Fairmont Roof
Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:38 pm 
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The hole roof has to be cut of from the bottom of the a pillars top of b pillars and bottom of c pillars
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 Post subject: Re: Xc Fairmont Roof
Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:55 pm 
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Fairly certain its legal but you will need a engineers certificate as for cutting the roof off, why don't you just keep it convertable and put a vinyl electric roof on her? Prolly cheaper and easier but may still need eng cert? Best bet would be to contact an engineer and ask them or transport Sa may help you answer some questions (ph) 13 10 84
Are you any good with a welder? Are you able to cut these areas out and reweld some sheet metal ?( eg. Rusted roof gutters, around back window, etc.)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Xc Fairmont Roof
Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:09 pm 
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Dont want to make it a convertible as i want to restore it to original condition.
As for welding new sections in it would be too mutch work as the a pillars are fully rusted out the c pillars have a fair amount of rust and the roof has rusted where all of the stitching for the vinalroof used to be and i dont know how to mig weld put am planing to learn how to in the near future.
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Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:46 pm 
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Post some pics of all the rusted ares?

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:47 pm 
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Maybe look for a better shell/base to work with ? And keep the original car as a donor vehicle?how bads the rest of the car

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:56 pm 
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Yeah.....find a better shell.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:48 am 
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Website wont let me add photos says size is to big.
The roof is the main part of rust besides the taillight section and botom of the rear quaters.
And i dont really want to get a better shell as it is a matching numbers 302 fairmont with the original motor
But would consider a better shell if someone has one that they are willing to sell or a ZH Fairlane that is restorable but must be in adelaide.
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 Post subject: Re: Xc Fairmont Roof
Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:08 am 
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Try using imgur.com I use this site and its very good!! upload your pics there, resize them set the link to BBcode copy link, post link here done!!! It should look.similar to this.....[img]..............[/img] but letters and numbers
As for the roof issue, if you didn't pay to much for the car it may be a better option to seek out another using your old one for parts or wreck for parts, really need to post pics up to see how bad it really is see how you go mate cheers

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:27 am 
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http://www.customandclassiccars.com.au/
Have a look here mate they do all restos

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:29 am 
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mysteryperson.98 wrote:
Dont want to make it a convertible as i want to restore it to original condition.
As for welding new sections in it would be too mutch work as the a pillars are fully rusted out the c pillars have a fair amount of rust and the roof has rusted where all of the stitching for the vinalroof used to be and i dont know how to mig weld put am planing to learn how to in the near future.



i wouldn't cut/do anything to the roof just yet!! ... learn how ta mig 1st

yep post up pics via a pic host [i use photobucket as do a few on here]


i'm in similar problems as you are re roof - but i have a spare body to hack up for sections
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Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:29 pm 
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Thanks used Imgur.
http://imgur.com/gallery/HBYe7/new

I have been offered a roof for $100 But got quoted $1000 to get it wleded on :(
So i am now looking for a better shell or a beter complete car to restor or a zh fairlane.
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Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:43 pm 
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There's a lot of work there mate but it seems more round the window and on pillars the actual roof looks not to bad

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:49 pm 
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I think it is repairable but i need to get full replacement a pillars and get the c pillars and the roof needs a slight repairs on the drivers rear also parts of the drivers gutter mold have rusted away.
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