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Roof rack removal
« on: April 30, 2014, 04:03:27 PM »
Weather is starting to cooperate here in Idaho. How the heck do you take the roof rack off in the center areas. I need to clean up the rust there now also.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Roof rack removal
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 04:51:31 PM »
Dianne,

 There are short pins welded to the roof.  Under the stainless strips there is steel sub-structure. The sub-structure has holes the pins go into.  There are smaller slots cut to the holes. Once the pins are aligned with the holes the section is slid (forward, backwards - sorry, can't remember) over the pins. Even if the stainless looks good don't be surprised if the steel sub-structure is rusted.

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Re: Roof rack removal
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2014, 05:59:30 PM »
I have to take mine off too, I can just imagine what it looks like under there..
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Re: Roof rack removal
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2014, 06:02:31 PM »
Don't be surprised if that substructure crumbles to pieces when you try to remove them, I ruined several when looking for those strips in the yard back in the day. 'Course that'll show you which ones are good.......... ........

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Re: Roof rack removal
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2014, 06:35:39 PM »
My 79 CW had two sided tape holding them on, used a thin putty knife. Bud
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Re: Roof rack removal
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2014, 06:42:35 PM »
Thanks guys, I can use a rubber mallet I guess. I want to get this one painted in the worse way!

I did get the Galaxie finished today!  ;D I didn't do the paint though, the Galaxie doesn't fit in my garage LOL
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Re: Roof rack removal
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2014, 11:30:15 PM »
That new paint looks nice and shiny!!!
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Re: Roof rack removal
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2014, 06:40:36 AM »
That new paint looks nice and shiny!!!
Dwayne :)

Thanks Dwayne, the Pinto is next. A way lot more to do before paint though, found way more really small crows feet, I should have had it sandblasted like someone here said :(
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Re: Roof rack removal
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2014, 11:44:41 PM »
I should have had it sandblasted like someone here said :(

Oh well... live and learn!!!  The end result will be worth all the effort!

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Re: Roof rack removal
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2014, 07:53:09 AM »
That color looks good on that car..
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Re: Roof rack removal
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2014, 03:06:02 PM »
Oh well... live and learn!!!  The end result will be worth all the effort!

Dwayne :)

Yeah, if it doesn't kill me first LOL
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- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
- 1986 Chevy K5 Blazer
- 1997 Suzuki Marauder

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Re: Roof rack removal
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2014, 03:06:38 PM »
That color looks good on that car..

Thanks, it's the factory color!
Vehicles:

- 1972 Plymouth Duster (To be a Pro Street)
- 1973 Ford Pinto wagon (registered ride 195)
- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
- 1978 Mustang King Cobra II
- 1979 Ford Pinto Runabout
- 1986 Chevy K5 Blazer
- 1997 Suzuki Marauder

FORD: Federal Ownership Respectfully Denied