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Technical => Exteriors and Interiors => Topic started by: Stevie M on October 17, 2019, 08:10:45 PM

Title: Roof removal
Post by: Stevie M on October 17, 2019, 08:10:45 PM
Hey Guys,

ive read through the forum and have an idea of how to remove the roof so i can carry out rust repairs and remove and replace the gutter.

What im looking for is photos of a roof removal process if anybody has any?



Title: Re: Roof removal
Post by: wendyh on October 30, 2019, 01:42:13 PM
Hi Stevie
I know of a few who have donevthat and are in that trade on our Facebook page
Bedford vans Australia
It seems more active and responsive nowadays than on here.
We also have another page called
Bedford VANS and parts for sale Australia
Hope you join us
Title: Re: Roof removal
Post by: brainandersen752 on January 30, 2020, 05:20:03 AM
Hello Guys! I have read through the forum and still I don't know how to remove the roof? I have an old van my friend bought different equipments and tools from the best international shipping rates and I am still confused what should I do for that?please guide me.
Title: Re: Roof removal
Post by: wendyh on January 30, 2020, 06:36:58 AM
There are some guys on Facebook who have made a few comments.....

there was hot rod builder..on the old bedford site that showed pics of his roof removal...he welded cross braces across the van to the floor..much like a builder does when bracing a form.. as he said when roof removed van loses its structural integrity...the cfs vans i  did...were campervan models and replacement rootf was only a partial fill as most of roofn gutters remained
Title: Re: Roof removal
Post by: wendyh on January 30, 2020, 06:52:08 AM
Have a look at the two post I found for you....there is a search
Bar at the top right hand corner of the page...
Hope this helps 😊
Title: Re: Roof removal
Post by: phill on February 01, 2020, 02:40:46 PM
I replaced the roof on my first van back in the 90's due to the rust in the front gutter, i was pretty lucky to get one from a wrecker that was rust free and still had part of the side walls and front pillars on it the wrecker had cut 4 inches underneath the gutter the hole way around the van

what i did was brace the vertical internal van braces and front pillars together in all directions also the front pillars need to be braced low enough for your cut

I then drilled out all the spot welds that hold the side walls onto the gutter, ground the welds on the vertical internal braces and door pillars then marked a line around the front pillars and cut, you then should be able to remove the roof from the gutter up

Then did the same on the second had roof as part of the walls were still connected to the gutter, ensuring that the cut line on the front pillars was the same, put the roof onto the van and was pretty happy with how it sat there and all lined up, plug welded the spot weld holes onto my now new gutter welded all the door and front pillars

Hope this helps

Cheers Phil
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