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PostSubject: Removing or replacing top/roof of 96 fleetwood   Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:21 am

My roof started to peal away today and I was wondering, is it easier to replace the roof or just remove it and make it a hard top?
96 fleetwood brougham.
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PostSubject: Re: Removing or replacing top/roof of 96 fleetwood   Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:46 pm

Easier, probably just replace the roof. If you make it into a vinyl less. It will probably get expensive, as you will need body work.

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PostSubject: Re: Removing or replacing top/roof of 96 fleetwood   Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:50 am

I figured that but I just needed some input. Thank you. Someone quoted $400-$600 to replace the roof. I'm not sure if this is a decent price or not. Any idea?
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PostSubject: Re: Removing or replacing top/roof of 96 fleetwood   Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:18 am

It was either here or on ISSF that someone tried to de-roof a broughm. The rear glass was either different or the trim was the problem, besides the glue all over the roof.
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PostSubject: Re: Removing or replacing top/roof of 96 fleetwood   Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:01 pm

Thank you. I guess I'll be puttin a new roof on it. I appreciate it.
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PostSubject: Re: Removing or replacing top/roof of 96 fleetwood   Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:25 pm

Try Bodell in Burlington [or is it billerica?] For the new vinyl. They've been around for ages and did my brothers town car headliner
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PostSubject: Re: Removing or replacing top/roof of 96 fleetwood   Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:10 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
Try Bodell in Burlington [or is it billerica?] For the new vinyl. They've been around for ages and did my brothers town car headliner

I was over there a few nights ago, looks like they're done. Might want to call before you go there.
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PostSubject: Re: Removing or replacing top/roof of 96 fleetwood   Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:53 pm

Wow, weird. I know there was an older guy there, they did a convertible top on an old Impala for a guy I know back in maybe August?
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PostSubject: Re: Removing or replacing top/roof of 96 fleetwood   Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:19 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
Wow, weird.  I know there was an older guy there, they did a convertible top on an old Impala for a guy I know back in maybe August?

the sign was taken off the building and it looked empty inside, could be a remodel but it looks like the end of the biz to be honest
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PostSubject: Re: Removing or replacing top/roof of 96 fleetwood   Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:07 pm

Thank you. I might try all-nu in revere ma. Any other recommendationz?
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