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post #1 of 8 Old 04-30-2018, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Replacing a roof skin on a KK with sky slider.

I have seen a youtube video of a KK owner with a defunct sky slider
Taking a chop off roof from another Jeep cut off at the Pillers.
And cutting it out the roof skin, using a adhesive and tack welding along with Bondo and repainting.

I just wonder do you have to get the same year and model or is there some leeway.

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post #2 of 8 Old 04-30-2018, 05:42 PM
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What's the link to the video? There's a roof seam in the gutters on both sides. The roof is three pieces, the two outside parts and the large center where the sky slider is located. Might not be to bad to drill out the spot welds and replace the center. I bet they didn't change the body in the 5 years that they were made. The roofs are likely exactly the same, but I don't know for sure.

You can see the seam sealer in the gutter in this photo.
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post #3 of 8 Old 04-30-2018, 06:41 PM
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Here's the link to replacing the Sky Slider:
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-02-2018, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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Before doing any work near the airbags.
Make sure to disconnect the battery completely before any work.


also has anyone priced a replacement roof from a junk yard?
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-02-2018, 08:38 PM
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When replacing the skin I wonder if you can get away with just panel adhesive, bondo and paint. Skip the welding.
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-03-2018, 05:17 AM
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When replacing the skin I wonder if you can get away with just panel adhesive, bondo and paint. Skip the welding.
I certainly would not just glue the top down without welding it. With all the body stress while driving, turning, etc, you would have stress cracks in the bondo sooner than later. Shortly after, leaks.
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Panel adhesive, isn't that what they weld panels together with? Or do they spot weld along with the panel adhesive?
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-04-2018, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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I am by no means a body work expert.
I would think that they use the body panel adhesive to help hold the metalwork in place while spot welding then doing a complete weld and grinding down the bead, Then using filler like bondo to smooth out the seam then paint.
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