1939 Pontiac Woodie - Re-roofing.

1939 Pontiac Woodie - wood roof slats.

Here's a good look at the roof before recovering. The first step will be to glue a marine grade canvas over the top of the wood.

1939 Pontiac Woodie - roof.

Once the canvas is in place, a 1/4-inch layer of "closed cell" styrofoam is glued over the top of that. The styrofoam, which comes on a roll like the canvas, is a type that will not absorb water.

a 1/4-inch layer of "closed cell" styrofoam The styrofoam will not absorb water.

Once it is all shaped and trimmed, it is ready for the outer vinyl covering to be glued over the top.

Vinyl top. Ralph sprays glue on the vinyl back.

Both the back side of the vinyl and the styrofoam are sprayed with a tacky contact cement.

Non-stick fabric. Positioning the vinyl top.

Before throwing the vinyl accross the top, a special fabric with a slick, non-stick surface is laid accross the top. This will be pulled out when the vinyl top covering is properly positioned.

Stretching out the vinyl top.

One last pass with the glue.

One last pass with the glue.

Vinyl top installed.


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