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Old 04-09-2018, 08:23 AM   #1
Arty
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Default 30-31 Roof Rib Wood

I purchased a partially complete car that came with 4 wood rood ribs. It has one roof rib (38 x 1 ) (picture #1 and #3) is fairly flat and three others (42 x ) (picture #2 and #4) that are narrower and too longfor the car have a slight bow. I assume the three longer ones are incorrect, but the 38" piece seem to fit good.


Most of the catalog show two different part numbers for roof ribs and I think three are the same and the forth is different.


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30-31 5 WINDOW COUPE WIDE ROOF RIB
Part #: 39112
$27.75 /ea


30-31 5 WINDOW COUPE TOP BOW
Part #: 39111
$22.00 /ea



Does any one know which rail I have before I go buy three others?
Can anyone tell me what the longer rails are to?


Thanks - Arty



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Old 04-10-2018, 06:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: 30-31 Roof Rib Wood

30 minutes with a band saw and a forstner bit and you will save the cost of new wood.
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Old 04-10-2018, 08:17 AM   #3
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Default Re: 30-31 Roof Rib Wood

There is supposed to be a slight bow in the roof. The flat one may be the 1st rib and then the bow takes over on the other? But I agree with Desotoguy.


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Old 04-15-2018, 07:42 PM   #4
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Default Re: 30-31 Roof Rib Wood

I just did mine and found that all the bows are the same length and all have the same profile that matches the header and the rear most piece.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:29 PM   #5
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The one that fits is the one you need to duplicate or buy. Glue some cloth on top of the bows before you do the top, it'll stop squeaks.
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