A stroke of luck made it possible to roll-form a special design center support to be installed BEFORE any roof cutting takes place. This will maintain the structual integrity of the car while allowing for attaching points for the removeable roof panels to be re-installed. Richy Machesny, shown in the pic, helps fabricate & fit the center support.
These pics show the inner framework that needed to be made for both the top insert and the roof for adding structural support, latching & sealing surfaces
Roof Support work prior to roof cut