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Lazarusvan

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Location : Charleston, South Carolina
Age : 44
Registration date : 2011-02-22

Sunroof Installation

Post by Lazarusvan on Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:07 pm

Considering sunroof at some point, and now might be the best time since paint is in the near future after rust repairs.

My body man was looking at the roof area above the cab and was commenting that it appears to be single wall (he can't tell because I have a padded headliner.)

Is that the case?

And, if so, would the sunroof require crossmembers for support? He said that if it needed cross members, now would be the time to do it because adding them later would cause the him to scorch the roof paint when adding supports.

I would just want some type of pop-up or slide that allowed the most air flow and keeps water out. If I had more airflow, I think I could make the brutal summers a lot easier without adding A/C.

No plans for anything fancy. Suggestions wanted.
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rocky69rhodes

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Location : chula vista ca
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Re: Sunroof Installation

Post by rocky69rhodes on Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:38 pm

yes its single wall an roof supports are not needed
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donivan65
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Location : San Diego, California
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Re: Sunroof Installation

Post by donivan65 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:17 pm

....I would not leave home without my sunroof,,,,,,,,makes a big difference of cooling you off,,,,,,
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Digz

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Location : United States Six Lakes MI
Registration date : 2008-05-17

Re: Sunroof Installation

Post by Digz on Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:20 am

My only suggestion would be not to oversize one. I have done some searches and coming up with replacements the same size as some of the old ones is tough. Easier to go bigger a little than smaller if you ever have to re-do it. Maybe the guys know of a manufacturer who has been in biz and will stay that way for a long time?
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pan58head

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Location : new hampshire
Registration date : 2010-03-15

Re: Sunroof Installation

Post by pan58head on Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:51 am

Or check out frank costas number #9 over on vcvc he used a roof section out of a impala , so the best of both worlds a sun roof that don't leak
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Vantasia

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Re: Sunroof Installation

Post by Vantasia on Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:18 am

There are several good quality ones like this on the market, comes in different sizes. Not cheap but shouldn't leak.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SFC-CRL-20-x-32-Genesis-Sunroof-w-Universal-Trim-Ring-/181496205069?pt=US_Hand_Tools&hash=item2a42044f0d
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pan58head

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Location : new hampshire
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Re: Sunroof Installation

Post by pan58head on Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:13 am

I second buying a quality one, I have never had one that didn't leak except factory and half of them leaked

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