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Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:49 pm 
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ok been looking for the last couple of days at sunroofs on ebay, they seem to be going for around the $60 mark, does anyone know the easiest way of installing one, i'm not really sure on how to do it, but how hard could it be ????
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Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:53 pm 
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the only hard part would be cleanly cutting the hole in your roof and rustproofing it, as for the roof itself i'd be worried about the leaking of a cheaper sunroof, not just into the car but around the seals allowing inside of roof exposure to water all the time
other than that shouldn't be too hard if you have some skills with a jig saw and angle grinder
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Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:25 am 
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not really sure, but i think measure twice, cut once would be the right thing to do.!

pm amber, i know she put one in her old car.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:01 pm 
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ok the sunroof is metal round the outside and looks like its been stuck on with that black silastic stuff, my concern is the support beam that goes through the roof under the lining, you's reckon i should just cut it?? :P
i just wanna get it in now, guess i wont know till i take the lining off?!
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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:04 pm 
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might wanna ask someone who has a stock sunroof and has seen it with the lining off ans see if fraud did something with the support bars!doubt it though they probably just cut through too
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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:45 pm 
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the first support bar isnt until the interior light so you should be right.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:49 pm 
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ohhhh ok, what about the little bars that go through the lining???, its a ute too not a sedan.
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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:02 pm 
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umm in a ute i dont know if there is. can you feel them?

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:29 pm 
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yeah i can feel something going under there, i'll take the roof lining off tomorrow and look.
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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:38 pm 
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that be the best bet. i have seen a couple pics of utes with sunroofs. might have a lok at work tomorrow if i remember.

 

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