M1114 roof on m998

TOM R

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M1114 roof is now sitting bolted on the 4 corners

It overhangs the from if the windshield frame about 1"

It overhangs the side of the windshield frame about 4"

More to come as I work, we lifted this onto the truck with the backhoe and a 2x6 through the turret hole and a chain20210319_160454.jpg20210319_160503.jpg20210319_160517.jpg
 

TOM R

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Right off the bat I see the corner roof mounts will need to come off to narrow the roof then be modified and reattached to the modified roof , I also need to decide if I'm gonna fill the gap in front of the windshield or move it back which will require relocating a lip on rear of roof

Obviously I need to make door jambs which will end up resembling soft top upper jamb but steel


I actually like where that turret hole sits seems to me to make alot more sense there than forward to keep feet away from the radios
 

TOM R

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Center rear roof tab is fabricated,it's probably not the same as original but dimensionaly works , I used 3/16 box an 1/4" thick washer with 1 1/2" id , smallest washer I found local has 3"od

I ended up fitting the mount to the roof with the bushings then had to Jack up the center of the roof and use a straight edge from the bottom of the sponson roof mounts to set the height and weld to the c-pillar tube20210323_192536.jpg
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TOM R

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Front roof mounts are done and roofs bolted all the way around now,time to measure and start cutting the roof,thanks to Andy for measurements on the turret support bracket holes20210330_142926.jpg20210330_142935.jpg20210330_143007.jpg
 

TOM R

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Measured 32" from seam and cut front to back ,removed the roof mounts and set back on got where I wanted it and drew a line at the overlap, ended up 3 3/4" at front and 3.5 at rear ,removed that strip from section I cut off and welded back on

Still need to cut down the roof mounts and weld back on then we do the other side

I left what should be a 1/2" overhang at the doors as a drip edge
 

TOM R

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One sides done and bolted down,modified the mounts and welded back on, I left the gap on rear of roof for future use and had to massage the edge of the roof for the rear door to open without hitting,went faster then I thought, welds will get made pretty when it's done and I pop it off to do the top door jamb20210331_161932.jpg20210331_181907.jpg20210331_181914.jpg20210331_181928.jpg20210331_181938.jpg20210331_181945.jpg20210331_182031.jpg20210331_182048.jpg
 

TOM R

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Fully bolted down and welded,next is making the upper jamb

Yes the snorkel intake bracket still fits, it touches a tad so I may mark it and touch with a grinder when I take the roof 20210410_162236.jpg20210410_164921.jpg
 

TOM R

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To cut down and reweld the roof and fabricate the extra 3 mounts I'm confident that a motivated experienced person can get to the point I am in 2 days 3 tops if your moving slow, I recently had hand surgery so I'm dragging my feet and working on it here and there, second side obviously way faster since I already had the measurements
 
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