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#1 slowquest

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:34 PM

This car had an aftermarket sliding sunroof. It hung very low into the passenger compartment. I'm replacing the roof skin to eliminate the sunroof.

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got lucky, all the glass came out unbroken.

Edited by slowquest, 12 January 2014 - 07:04 PM.






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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:44 PM

Nice work. I hate how people hack these cars up with a cheesedog aftermarket sunroof. If you wanted one so bad, get a car that came factory with one.
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my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:50 PM

that car looks familiar! :o

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:57 PM

View PostTexasQuest, on 09 January 2014 - 08:44 PM, said:

Nice work. I hate how people hack these cars up with a cheesedog aftermarket sunroof. If you wanted one so bad, get a car that came factory with one.

want to know the sad part?  I'm the 3rd owner...2nd owner claims he didn't do it....so the original owner bought it new and hacked it up for several thousand(I have the receipts) instead of buying one with a factory sunroof

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:14 PM

wish i could do that to mine.. hate this damn sunroof
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The only reason I'm doing it is basically... cause I can.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 06:29 AM

i liked my non sunroof 87 much better then the one i have now.
on my current car i will tint the sun roof to the darkest i can get. once tinted it
does not bother me as much.
if i had a choice i would still get a non sunroof car.

Edited by importwarrior, 16 January 2014 - 07:33 AM.

B-71 87 TSI ~ RIP
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Posted 12 January 2014 - 07:10 PM

update: fitting and adjusting, hopefully drag the welder out tomorrow.

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:29 PM

Looks good, nice work!
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my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 10:24 AM

DAMN, You got balls, i would never even phathom cutting the roof off a car, looks like it will turn out great though. are you painting the whole car when done?
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Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:32 PM

View PostXtreme Industries, on 13 January 2014 - 10:24 AM, said:

DAMN, You got balls, i would never even phathom cutting the roof off a car, looks like it will turn out great though. are you painting the whole car when done?

it's my car :P   he was kind enough to do the replacement for me......yes i will be painting it in quick order :)

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:53 AM

even better, cutting the roof off someone elses car! looking forward to seeing the progress.
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Posted 14 January 2014 - 04:45 PM

Very ambitious project guys. The work looks like its progressing nicely. Great job!

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 04:57 PM

dayum!  Thats sweet.  I want to do mine.  I hate my sunroof in the summer.

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 06:37 PM

John, you leave your car, with the keys, in running condition, and I'll do it for free..... just sayin'  B)

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 09:49 PM

More progress!

weld through primer
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Had some rust forming on the windshield lip by dashboard, ground down and metal etch primed
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Posted 15 January 2014 - 09:54 PM

seam sealer to make sure it doesn't leak, little thicker than stock.
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gap looks good
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windshield is in
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almost ready for the hatch and quarter glass
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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:36 AM

great work!

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 11:01 AM

i'm not a fan of the stock color(i know it has fans here) ...but i guess to keep it simple i will repaint it original

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 11:25 PM

Today's progress

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having an issue with the high build primer lifting on this corner.
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wondering what was going on here before, like this when I picked up the car
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Posted 18 January 2014 - 01:54 PM

Looking good! I wish I was closer... I'd buy the old power hole from ya.
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