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    Quote Originally Posted by 41WC18 View Post
    The big concern with the roll roofing is to make sure your bracing/cross members are just so. That stuff is 22 gauge, just like car parts stores sell.
    Thinking about installing some additional ones. Most of the hat channel looks to be salvageable. There are also a few Z-bars that appear to be too far gone.

    Contemplating using some galvanized unistrut? I cannot find hat channel quite like this to save my life. Also thinking about using a combination of self-tapping screws and 3m panel adhesive to put the roofing down.

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    MMM Panel Adhesive is expensive but holds amazingly well. That and a moderate amount of s.t. screws would pretty much assure a secure roof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 41WC18 View Post
    MMM Panel Adhesive is expensive but holds amazingly well. That and a moderate amount of s.t. screws would pretty much assure a secure roof.


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    M35A2 w/Winch SOLD

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    Quote Originally Posted by another ahab View Post
    true that!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 41WC18 View Post
    MMM Panel Adhesive is expensive but holds amazingly well. That and a moderate amount of s.t. screws would pretty much assure a secure roof.
    SOLD: American!

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    Quote Originally Posted by michigandon View Post
    SOLD: American!
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    M35A2 w/Winch SOLD

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    Well, the old roof has been demo'd.
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    It was getting pretty crusty up there.
    M35A2 w/Winch SOLD

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    Sure was.

    I blame the spot welds that were used to tack it together.

    I have come to the conclusion that Mark Body and Equipment never intended for this thing to last as log as it dd.

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    Those are GREAT shots of work in progress! I was wondering just how these were set up. This gives me some inspiration to do some remedial work on mine.
    Agreed on the planned longevity of these - made for the Gov't by contract - NOT gonna be engineered for 40+ years of use.

    I was driving the '77 Camo today and as usual it's quite comical seeing the different reactions from folks out & about. I guess they just don't "get it"
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