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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-25-2008, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Question for all you guys out there with aluminum roofs. I am in the market to get one, but I will have to have it custom made since my rear cage is custom. I wondered what are the different ways you all are mounting the roof to the cage. I know I need to apply some sort of weather stripping underneath, to avoid the annoying rattle. I am more looking for specific mounting types.

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Dzus fasteners are the most common way to mount an aluminum roof or any aluminum panel for that matter.

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My roof is bolted.....I think the most common mistake that I have seen is too thin of material or too little hold down points. Mine did end up with some harmonics when it was at a certain RPM but I put vynal on it so that seems to have quieted it down. Good LUCK!!!!!!!!!



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My roof is bolted.....I think the most common mistake that I have seen is too thin of material or too little hold down points. Mine did end up with some harmonics when it was at a certain RPM but I put vynal on it so that seems to have quieted it down. Good LUCK!!!!!!!!!
Excellent point. Use 3M Super 77 spray glue and apply the material of your choice to dampen noise and make it a little plusher.

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Dzus fasteners are the most common way to mount an aluminum roof or any aluminum panel for that matter.
Ditto...the only way to go!

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Big Jim,

What thickness do you recommend??

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I did a little searching on the fasteners. I know nothing about them. Which ones should I consider using?

Thanks for the tips. I appreciate the help.
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I am not a fabricator so I don't know the little details. For the dzus fasteners, I know there are many types. Button head or flush - Use the button heads if you don't want to dimple the panel for flush mounts. Then there are different materials, aluminum, stainless, steel. That is pretty much cost and preference. For the dzus plates, they come in different styles, lightened, standard, etc.
Call a sheet metal fab shop and get their recommendation.
For the material, I think you want to use 2024 or 5052. Maybe 07fj will chime in about that. Thickness can vary.

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3003 or 5052 is maliable enough to work with. I use .050 or .065 for roofs. . 065 if there are not many supports.

5052 is more common. 3003 makes good dashes and hood scoops. IMO

Vinyl or cloth on the inside is great for the rattles like mentioned above, also bead rolling helps right from the get go.

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