How It’s Done: Roof Skin Replacement

tech_0529By Justin Whitten

The following operation was performed on a ’55 Chevy Bel Air. That’s appropriate, given that this is the “60th Anniversary of the ’55” issue of Chevy Classics, but really, the procedures listed here apply to just about any ’50s-’70s-era passenger car.

Your roof on your classic takes years of abuse from being exposed to the harsh elements and the sun. In some cases, you really do not know how bad the rust issues are until you strip the paint to expose the original metal.

Replacing your roof skin is the best option to ensure your classic is rust free or free of any hidden repairs that may come back to haunt you in the future.

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