When you're in need of a replacement roof panel, you want one that fits and offers the strength of original equipment. Buying replacement panels or frame sections from fly-by-night suppliers can be risky and disappointing as many aftermarket roof panels are stamped incorrectly and require cutting, welding, and bending to fit properly. CARiD knows the automotive business, and we have taken the pitfalls out of buying new replacement roof panels for your classic car or late model vehicle. Here, you'll find original equipment quality without inflated OE prices.
Whether you are replacing the roof section on a classic, repairing accident damage to a newer vehicle, or want to make a statement with a look of stylish carbon fiber, we have all the roof panel skins and frame brace kits you need. We also offer carbon fiber roof overlays and roof spoilers that mount to the roof edge. Everything we sell is manufactured from premium materials and is stamped to fit precisely.
When it comes to roof sections, we offer a variety of related parts such as roof panel brace kits with weldable frame sections, steel drip rails for roof skin sides, rain gutter trim, big rig style roof lamps, and more. For those who appreciate carbon fiber, you'll find carbon fiber roof rails, carbon fiber roof spoilers, carbon fiber roof fin-style spoilers, and carbon fiber roof overlay panels that bond to your existing roof with 3M adhesive. For convertibles, we even offer 1-piece carbon fiber hardtops that weigh 50 percent less than steel.
If you own a soft top convertible, 1-piece hardtop roof caps made of lightweight carbon fiber let you enjoy a quieter ride and greater protection from theft and the elements with only a small weight penalty. One-piece carbon sheet construction from the highest grade of raw carbon fiber material used in aviation, satellites, and rockets allows an extremely stiff and rigid shell. Additionally, using a single carbon sheet gives a visually strong, consistent weave and avoids broken lines and patterns when multiple sheets are connected. A fiberglass skeleton is built into the carbon fiber mold to further prevent stress cracks and splits. A clear coat finish gives a shiny "wet" look superior to lesser coatings.
At CARiD, we aim to provide our customers with the finest Roofs the industry can offer, which is why we accept no compromise when it comes to the quality. Created by the most reputable names in the industry, such as Rugged Ridge, Goodmark the Roofs we've gathered for you feature precise design and everlasting durability. Each of the Roofs is skillfully engineered by the country's most experienced professionals and then crafted from premium materials to ensure quality that is second to none. Manufactured to satisfy even the most discerning aficionados, the Roofs that we stock are ready to reveal the true nature of your vehicle.
When looking for roof panel sections, one option is to find an original one from a salvage yard. While it's easy to assume the part taken from a decaying hulk is original and will fit, in reality it may not be what it appears. Roof panels may look good on the surface, but stripping the paint off may later reveal rust or repairs covered with filler. Professionals say it's not uncommon to find that a panel taken from an older donor car is not actually an original factory part, but a poor-fitting replacement section installed at some point during the vehicle's lifetime. We let you avoid these issues with high-quality replacement roof panels from major suppliers that take pains to create stamping dies that match what your vehicle manufacturer originally created. Unless you have an abundance of time on your hands to modify ill-fitting panels, OE replacement roof panels from CARiD are your best bet.
Many suppliers selling replacement roof panels claim items they sell fit correctly. But upon installation, the aftermarket panels are so thin that they can dent easily from the smallest of acorns. Or they may be the wrong shape, size, and have contour bends that aren't cleanly shaped. Curves are wrong and surfaces can be wavy. In short, they are a far cry from the original factory piece. Non-fitting panels require professional cutting and welding to correct, and if a panel does not feature the right lengths and widths, the only option is returning it. The time and money spent correcting imperfections or finding another panel will cost you far more than any amount saved on a lower purchase price.