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72 GTO Convertible Header Repair


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Hey people, I just found out my convertible windshield header on a 72 GTO / Lemans is rusted so bad I put my thumb through checking. Question: repair or replace or I was told there was a product made to inject through the hole that expands and fills the void. Kind of like the can spray insullation foam. Anyway and help would be greatly appreciated. THX

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Do you have a picture of where your hole is? I have a '72 Lemans Sport convertible as well. So I am curious to see where it is and how bad it is.

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Mine is a 72 Lemans Sport as well. The GTO conversion took place before me and it was only a few decals and rear spoiler. The spot is about 1/2 way between the center and the right side, directly in front of passenger. I will get a picture and post this weekend. The size is now about the size of a quarter but I know the whole thing must be in the same shape, didn't show up until a spot came through the black vinyl strip covering it. 

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On 5/14/2021 at 7:30 AM, Frosty said:

Do you have a picture of where your hole is? I have a '72 Lemans Sport convertible as well. So I am curious to see where it is and how bad it is.

 

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Yikes. This sort of repair is a new one on me. This definitely looks bad. I will have to research this one for sure.

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14 minutes ago, Frosty said:

Yikes. This sort of repair is a new one on me. This definitely looks bad. I will have to research this one for sure.

Seems like there should be some injectable product, foam or flowable epoxy, that I can fill the void with. So far I've not found anything about a remedy.

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52 minutes ago, MJZ said:

Seems like there should be some injectable product, foam or flowable epoxy, that I can fill the void with. So far I've not found anything about a remedy.

Foam fill will not stop rust.  You would be making a much bigger mess of it when you go to fix it right.  Looks like you need to remove the piller and windshield chrome to see how bad it really is.  Junkyards, when ya find out how much you need to replace.  If you can find a good one. 

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According to the TV show, Once Upon a Time, magic always has a price. Rust tends to be the same way. Cutting it out and replacing it or encapsulating it is about the only thing you can do to stop it. Anything else is merely smoke and mirrors and probably won't last.

Let us know what you find out once you get your new parts in and you get into it. I definitely want to know for future reference.

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OPGI has 2 of the items I need on indefinite backorder. So back to my black gorilla duct tape for the near future. The story of my life these days. 

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