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Old September 13th, 2017, 04:40 PM
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Question SF Bay Area Fabrication/Welding Shop

Hey I have an exmod 90 with an observation hatch on the roof that I need to remove.
So I need a shop that can fill in the hole that it will leave.

Was wondering if anyone could recommend any places near San Francisco that could do it?



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Old September 13th, 2017, 04:55 PM
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Damn!! I would keep it but if not easier to buy a new roof.
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Old September 13th, 2017, 05:22 PM
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I would, but it wont clear the parking garage at my new place and leaks when it rains =(
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Old September 13th, 2017, 05:38 PM
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Pretty cool!

Scully offroad in Sac can help - but that's a ways out
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Old September 13th, 2017, 06:01 PM
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Moose metals is one that comes to mind
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Old September 13th, 2017, 06:16 PM
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I know a guy here in Campbell, let me ask him if he is taking side jobs. Is the roof aluminum or steel?
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Old September 18th, 2017, 06:57 PM
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Hey sorry for the delay, the roof is aluminum.

Thanks guys


Here's a photo of the hole:

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Old September 18th, 2017, 07:27 PM
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That hole is massive. You should look for a used roof. Probably be able to find one for similar money you're gonna pay for patch job. It'll be worth it in the long run.
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Old September 18th, 2017, 07:48 PM
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My guy is swamped.

If you want it just covered until you get a new roof, I have a gasless mig that can get the job done.

If you find a piece of sheet metal I can put it on for you. Won't be pretty,but it will be functional.

I'm in South Bay. ,San Jose /Campbell

What about just welding the lid from the hatch on there ? Until you get a new roof ?
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Old September 18th, 2017, 08:05 PM
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just rivet a temp patch in. best off with a new/old top.
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Old September 18th, 2017, 08:59 PM
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so steal a stop sign, throw it over the hole, rivet it down, I'd put silicone bead around the edge of the patch.
done - Bobs your uncle! then start looking for a suitable replacement top, or better yet a 50 caliber machine gun to mount up there, in case of traffic!

if you don't have the Heuvos to steal the stop sign, you can buy sheet metal locally fairly cheap - but that kind of ruins the adventure and the story!
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Old September 18th, 2017, 10:40 PM
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you gotta come out to one of the NorCal Land Rover club meets,.. b/c I w a n t to see this truck!
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Old September 18th, 2017, 11:35 PM
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I have the roof you need in So Cal.
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Old September 18th, 2017, 11:46 PM
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Hey sorry for the delay, the roof is aluminum.

Thanks guys


Here's a photo of the hole:


dude how do you fit that beast into your garage? It is on jacks? It looks like it barely clears!
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Old September 18th, 2017, 11:47 PM
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I have a load of rurr items on an open trailer looping down and back to LA/SD soon. Wheels, tailgate and a rack coming back, but could make room.

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so steal a stop sign, throw it over the hole, rivet it down, I'd put silicone bead around the edge of the patch. done - Bobs your uncle! then start looking for a suitable replacement top, or better yet a 50 caliber machine gun to mount up there, in case of traffic! if you don't have the Heuvos to steal the stop sign, you can buy sheet metal locally fairly cheap - but that kind of ruins the adventure and the story!
Haha! Screw that! I'm thinking ejector seat! It's right hand drive anyways and passengers usually yak too much ;-)
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Old September 19th, 2017, 12:26 AM
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James PM me so David can get this thing, it will be cheaper than a fab shop I guarantee.
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Old September 19th, 2017, 04:22 AM
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ha it clears it by a couple inches now.
Thanks guys will probably just rivet on something.

the lid of the hatch is just fiberglass and cracking so can't reuse it.
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