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Old 11-18-2013, 12:03 PM   #1
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Vintage Shasta Roof Seam

I am replacing the rear skin on a 1964 Shasta. Can anyone tell me how to separate the factory roof seam? I cut the skin off to within 5" of the seam but can't separate the crimp.

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Old 11-18-2013, 01:34 PM   #2
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Without seeing it, I think you have "interlocking" panels. You'll have to loosen the 1st panel you want to save to be able to lift it far enough to slide the bad one out.

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Old 11-19-2013, 08:57 AM   #3
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Yes, they are crimped interlocking panels, the question is the proper way loosen the crimp so the bad piece will slide out. My concern is I will ruin the seam and not be able to slide the new panel in and reuse the seam.
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I have not done this myself, but I would think you could use small, thin putty knives and push into seam gently from both sides. Just work your way from one end to the other. Then just put on new panel and gently tap the seams back together. Hope this helps.

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Old 11-21-2013, 02:58 PM   #5
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Well you were close, I finally figured it out. I applied a torch about 10" at a time and then took a 3/4" chisel and raised the back of the seam.
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