I would say it's 6 of one and half a dozen of the other,get some estimates,which do you really want?, I would carry on with your plan toI've got a 75 Hearse that the roof is hard, crunchy and just falling apart. I'm planning on pulling it off, sanding it down,and priming the top to prevent further rust damage but I'm wondering about replacement. Can it be painted and look good or do I have to pay a mint for a new top? Any suggestions are welcome.
rip off the top and rust proof it,you can decide along the way.I'm sure you will get lots of advice when your working on it.
I would love to get a hearse too,we live in a over 55 sub division and my wife is not to keen on it. Good luck.