Been searching the threads but couldn't find anything. My dad just bought an 87 gt and someone put a aftermarket sunroof in it and guess what? It leaks. I have a spare car with a factory sunroof and was wondering if anybody knows how to change the roof panel?
the reverend Member
Posts: 298 From: Foster, KY, USA Registered: Apr 2007
I was going to post a similar question. I need to change the triangle thingy behind the side view mirror. Its held on by 3 screws. The bottom you can get to when the door is open, but 2 are under the roof pannel on the A pillar.
How do you get to the top screws without breaking the panel?
Mar 8th, 2008
Posts: 2337 From: Republic of TX Registered: Jun 2007
Pull Sunroof Pull Sunroof rear latch Pull A pillar Trim both sides Pull 3rd Brake light Pull Visors Pull Light Pull coat hooks catch headliner Remove 3 bolts above windshield Remove 3 nuts back of roof Open hood Remove Black plastic piece Remove Upper 3 bolts from each fender Pull bolts on bottom front edge GET HELP Carefully pull outward on fender to get panel on top of it May have to remove windshield trim Slowly lift up on panel Watch the amount of presure you put on it they BREAK at the top of the A pillars There is Butyl under the panel that with constant steady preasure will pull away. A pillars are the hardest but Go slow and they will release.
Make sure the car is in a warm place. That allows the butyl to soften a little and be more plyable. It is very common for the panel to break near the top of the "A" pillars if you go too fast. That roof panel is quite fragile when compared to the rest of the car panels.
[This message has been edited by 2farnorth (edited 03-08-2008).]
I have a factory sun roof top and I am doing the same thing. I thought about just cutting the top that is on the car now. it will not work with a factory sun roof the factory sun roof top has a flange formed into it to set the sun roof flat to the top and make it water tight if you just cut a hole it the top you will never seal it.