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    Default 94 C-150 classic rot

    Hey y'all, I'm finally getting my first bronco. But not just any bronco, a full sized, spliced roof, rotten gutters, decayed/cracked bronco pillar, sagging headliner Centurion. I will hopefully be fixing this poor neglected beauty up this summer. Looking for any advice or tips for beginners on roof restoration. I was thinking of grabbing a 86 crew cab roof and head board for swap or patch work. The floor seems to still be sturdy, at least looks ok on the bottom. What all can i do to repair and improve the mistakes made to these classic beauties?

    Also can i replace the plywood panels in the bronco half with bronco panels and it look right?

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    sorry cant see any of the pix !

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    Default Re: 94 C-150 classic rot

    i fixed it




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    The actual seam in the roof doesn't seem that bad alone, it can be fixed with some careful bondo laying, its the pillar and gutters I would be concerned about. With that kind of corrosion in those places there is a good chance the corrosion is worse on the inside of the roof and c pillar. If there is rust like that in the c pillar it can lead to problems with rust in the rockers because it is my understanding that water can run down in that area. My best guess would be replacing the entire roof and the c pillar past the rusting seam in the body would be the 'simplest'. My centurion had less gutter rust that that and it opened a hole a square centimeter in size just by wire wheeling. Repairing the spots individually could prove to be tricky because of thinned metal(burn through) and especially with such a wide flat area, heat warping could be a concern(the cab is 18 gauge steel and the bed is 16 gauge steel(so I've heard)). not to mention the windshield rust. That is currently wreaking havoc on my windshield frame. I'm no body expert so take this advice simply as my 2 cents. Good luck!

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    love the rear sliding windows !

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    Those sliding windows are awesome! You could replace the plywood with bronco panels, but you would have to eliminate your rear heater (assuming you have one). Also, mine didn't have the mounting pieces for the bronco panels, so you would probably have to weld those in.
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    Thanks guys, i did some patch work on the roof above drivers door and the roof has a 2"x7" hole. I checked one spot on the roof and theres a 4"x5" bad spot where i easilly knocked a hole the size of a penny and can see the area has to come out. There are at least 3 more spots of concern along the rear cab seam. Mid seam looks ok but its lookin like a roof swap job so far.

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    So i did some poking and prodding and found the whole front of the roof is gone as well all because a shitty lund visor install job. Also started workin on the rear axle. I was able to take the wheel off with lug nuts still on.



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    sounds like you'll be buying a crew cab roof in your future. i think that would be easier and less time consuming.

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    Iíve got a 1990 C-150 with gutter and roof issues. Some previous owner put some rhino like coating on the roof. I would assume it was leaking but now figuring out what is going on is hard. My gutters are rotting badly. I was thinking of going with a 350 crew cab roof but I am not a body guy so I have to hire it done. Looking for advice on acquiring the roof and having this done. Iíve found some theoretically good 350 cab assemblies on the internet but shipping one seems to be an issue and none are local.

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    Wow... your roof looked better than mine did at first look. Amazing what can be hiding under 1990's bondo. That is the first C-150 I have seen with a ribbed (crewcab style) roof. I would guess without seeing it myself that it could be patched correctly. I couldn't imagine replacing the entire roof. Like others have said, the way the carpet is stained and because of the roof rust locations, I hope you took all the interior panels out to see inside.
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    Got the rear axle swapped and nocked the T-Case out of neutral. Runs pretty damn good for a salvage truck.

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    Sounds good!
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    Default Re: 94 C-150 classic rot

    So I got my CC donor in 2018 and a bronco roof earlier this year. Slow progress but I might have all I need to repair it. Project on hold for the winter.

    I plan on a nice burgundy/gold paint combo.



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    Got a replacement dash which I made black

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    Default Re: 94 C-150 classic rot

    Glad to see so much effort going into a 4 Door Classic
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    A machine like this deserves proper respect.

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    Default Re: 94 C-150 classic rot

    Yep, Mine turned into a project too. Gunna fix the leaks on mine and put a new motor in it.
    1991 Bronco Eddie Bauer ~ 351w EFI ~ E4OD ~ BW1356 (Manual) ~ Manual Hubs ~ 265/75 r15
    1989 Centurion 350 ~ 460 EFI ~ E4OD ~ BW1356 (Manual) ~ Manual Hubs ~ 35x12.5 r17

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