1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

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Re: 1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

Postby mikebrow74 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:56 am

This looks like the insulation from the under dash plastic cover. It has a 1/2 inch layer of this type of jute insulation. Could be from the under carpet insulation too.
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Re: 1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

Postby mikebrow74 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:58 pm

In an effort to go back strictly stock I decided to remove the after-market sunroof. The parts came out easily and I acquired a roof panel from a Skyhawk at a recycle yard. I decided to butt weld the patch panel in, which I came to regret. If I had to do it again I would cut the patch oversize, flange the edges, and plug weld it into place. I tried the "one thousand and one" spot welds approach but still got several warps and a couple of burn throughs. After countless hours of shrinking, hammering, and dollying, I leaded the joint all the way around and finished it with filler. Way more work than I planned on. Getting the panel flat would have been easy but correctly balancing the slight convex curve of the roof was a lesson in patience. I think I got it, but the proof will be when the shiny paint is applied.
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Re: 1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

Postby RedFiveKBS » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:11 am

Nice work!
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Re: 1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

Postby SOLSAKS » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:31 pm

i agree,...great job on the roof !!!

dave in NC :D
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Re: 1978 Monza Spyder Resurrection

Postby leander » Tue May 15, 2018 5:38 am

Nice work! Can't wait to see the body completed.
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