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Performance & Hotrod Business - July '15

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July 2015 n Performance & Hotrod Business n 75 the replacement sheet metal, aftermarket roofs are very reasonably priced. But sometimes, there are serious prob- lems under that roof, which might have gone undetected until too late to repair. This was the case with the Firebird. Another advantage of total panel replacement is the customer's reaction to seeing just how professional the job looks after the procedure. So here is a quick step-by-step guide to replacing the roof on a muscle car. If you have not done it, it's far easier, economical and faster than you would think. JoAnn Bortles is an award- winning custom painter, air- brush artist, welder/fabricator, tech writer and photojournalist with over 30 years of experi- ence in the automotive industry. She is the author of seven books on automotive, motor- cycle, and custom painting. Her work has been featured in numerous automotive and motorcycle publications and on NBC News, The Today Show, MuscleCar TV and Motor City Masters. She also serves on SEMA's SBN Select Committee. JoAnn owns Crazy Horse Custom Paint. The end result is a great-looking roof that will probably outlast the owner (myself!)—and it was the easiest install of all the panels replaced on the car!

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