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Autocar/White/Western Star Cabin Roof Skin 07 Feb 2019 20:14 #198683

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Wanted : The roof skin of the Autocar/White and Western Star cabs was the same from about 1959 until around 1992. I am chasing a new roof skin as part of our Autocar restoration.

Have tried Western Star without success

Anyone with any tips?

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Autocar/White/Western Star Cabin Roof Skin 12 Feb 2019 06:50 #198848

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No idea were to get one from
A lot of this stuff can repaired quite successfully, I am fairly sure that these panels along with most others are no longer available leaving repairing the only option


Paul
Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging

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Autocar/White/Western Star Cabin Roof Skin 16 Feb 2019 22:18 #198926

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Thanks Paul,

Looks like from the replies to this post, or lack of...repairs it will be !!!!

The roof skin we have resembles swiss cheese, with a great big hole in the middle where there used to be an airconditioner as a bonus...which we do not want in our Autocar resto.

As you say...anything can be restored...it's just how much time that you really want to spend. But Plan B it will be.

Trevor

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Autocar/White/Western Star Cabin Roof Skin 17 Feb 2019 15:01 #198949

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Out with the fibre glass kit and do a bit at a time which is better than none.
Cheers Cobba & Cobbarette

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Autocar/White/Western Star Cabin Roof Skin 20 Feb 2019 16:44 #199013

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Hi, l've got a few skin repairs too, on my Road Commander though.

I'm not going near fibreglass for it but am considering the various alloy soldering rods about. Have you considered soldering an overlap joined piece over the a/c hole?

I also need a good TIG guy to repair some alloy cab structure in the front corners if you have Melb contacts.
Good luck, Duncan

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Autocar/White/Western Star Cabin Roof Skin 20 Feb 2019 21:17 #199015

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If playing with steel panel these are a good tool.
The lip they put on stops/reduces buckling while welding
One of many out there
www.tradetools.com/product-range/air-too...unch-and-flange-tool .
For TIG welders you can always check alloy boat repairers, they are used to playing with corroded alloy.
Cheers Steve

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