l300 Crystal Lite Roof Repair

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l300 Crystal Lite Roof Repair

Postby Killbert » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:07 pm

I cannot seem to figure out how to link pictures from photobucket onto Delica.ca. This forum does not like IMG links. I will copy the link to the original thread so you guys can see what I've been up to with this new handful of mine.

Sometimes you eat the bar and sometimes the bar eats you. The bar ate me when I bought my last L300. It was a GEM for other reasons, but the giant fckn holes in the roof said otherwise. I have a pal who does body work so he offered to help tackle the "project". When I say project, I mean completely replace the roof. COMPLETELY. Here we go

A little back story. I picked this thing up sight unseen. Yes, I'm a crazy person. OK, so this L300 had nascar tape from the front of the roof to the back. Layers of it. And below that, some japenese tinfoil tape that was stickier than a warm jar of honey. It was batshit crazy. I spent more time peeling this stuff off than I did getting the van to the US. Well not quite but you get the point.

The goal was to get the roof back in to perfect shape so I could sell the van. Fortunately for me, a friend of mine who likes shiny things walked into my shop and immediately claimed it as his own. He didn't even mind the roof! I love it when a plan comes together. Moving on, here is the progress from start to the eventual finish.

Here are the pictures:
http://www.delicaforum.com/index.php?threads/l300-crystal-lite-roof-woes.27/

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l300 Crystal Lite Roof Repair

Postby lrp374 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:34 pm

That is one ugly roof! What is the rest of the body like?

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l300 Crystal Lite Roof Repair

Postby Killbert » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:05 am

The body is awesome. Interior is awesome. Low miles. Just horrible roof!

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l300 Crystal Lite Roof Repair

Postby Killbert » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:36 am

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l300 Crystal Lite Roof Repair

Postby philmeup1 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:04 am

That's interesting that you worked on it from the outside in. My van has the same issues, getting rusty on the underside of the untreated roof metal. I want to fix it, but I'm afraid of all of the stuff that's up in the roof liner for the Crystal Lyte roof. Looking at the pics you posted, what you're doing should fix things properly though. Still, it's a ton of work as you've suggested.

What I'd really prefer to do with mine is to cut the roof out entirely and install a Reimo Pop Top. I even have a friend who's got mad skills and want's to do the job. All I need is to find the roof, and so far I've found nothing.

Anyway, thanks for sharing the photos.

Cheers, phil


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