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Offline hofilbert

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1970 Barracuda Convertible top HEADER removal
« on: August 04, 2017 - 08:34:22 pm »
I have heard a couple things about removing the 4-5" wide stainless header panels across the top of the windshield for a convertible. I would like to remove the header panels and take some dents out. But, 1. I've heard there is a ton of sticky tar/silicone that will make it difficult to just simply remove. 2. I was told there are some tiny screws underneath that retain the header panels and I would have to remove the windshield before I can take the header panels off.
 My old '69 Camaro CV I simply unscrewed the panels and could easily replace them.
 I have done a lot of s/s dent/polishing before and that is relatively simple and easy, but I don't want to have to remove the windshield to get to the panels if I can avoid it.
 Anyone that has done this, please tell me what needs to be done to remove the header panels. Thank you!
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Offline 1 Wild R/T

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Re: 1970 Barracuda Convertible top HEADER removal
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017 - 08:54:08 pm »
Windshield does need to come out... 
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Offline AARuFAST

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Re: 1970 Barracuda Convertible top HEADER removal
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017 - 10:14:56 pm »
I have the same issue trying to remove it.

I have heated it with a hair dryer and in 90" heat outside. No luck

I was wondering if freezing it with dry ice would make it pop off.

That tar **** is a pain.

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Offline Rich G

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Re: 1970 Barracuda Convertible top HEADER removal
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2017 - 11:12:16 am »
I got mine off on the challenger with no problems. Got lucky I guess. Just will have to remember how to put it back together when the time comes.

Offline soundcontrol

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Re: 1970 Barracuda Convertible top HEADER removal
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2017 - 05:17:37 pm »
Mine was stuck like a MF! First I was sure there was hidden screws somewhere and was afarid to pry it, then I used a heatgun, that helped, but I had to heat it a lot, it was that black sticky stuff, I don't think a hairdryer is hot enough. I took the windshield out first.
/ Ken
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topic=108917.new#new