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Remove removing replacing front hardtop moonroof sunroof roof section by MulletproofMonk
Started on: 02-10-2010 09:00 PM
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Well, since I see the question posted about how to remove the roof I tried to catch all the buzz words in the title...

Ignore what you don't have...

If you are pulling a moonroof car, you need to pull:

outside of the car
pull the window seal
pull the windshield wipers
pull that black pastic cover below the wipers (3-4 phillips screws)
remove fenders (or the 3 10mm bolts closest to the windshield)
remove the 2 10mm bolts on the front of the roof panels (runs under the front of the windshield)

inside of the car
remove the third brake light
remove the clothes hooks
remove the visors
remove the light panel
remove the outside of the moonroof bracket
unhook the moonroof and take it out
remove the interior a pillars (2 plastic clips)
remove the interior seal for the moonroof
remove the headliner (they always crack on me near the 3rd brake light)
remove either 4-6 10mm bolts inside and 2-4 10mm nuts (I can go recount tomorrow)
remove the inside of the moonroof bracket
remove the moonroof handle bolts (little tab you pry down and slide it)
pry the roof up very, very slowly. there is a black tar that holds the roof down like a mother f***er. the best way to do this is with piano wire to cut through the adhesive. you can pry it if you take your time. the place that it will most likey break is on the a pillars. also don't pry by the windshield or you could break it (I did this once).
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excellent write up. may i add-when lifting up on the roof, put cardboard under it. that keeps the sealer from resticking. it has helped me in the past.
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do u know of a thread that has a step by step removal of the rear body parts?
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Originally posted by dw9301998:

do u know of a thread that has a step by step removal of the rear body parts?


This would help http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/102310.html

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Good info to have, I may need to do this soon...
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Just noticed this thread in your signature. Great write-up, now I'll be less likely to break something during my sunroof swap!
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Awesome info! Told me exactly what I needed to know, + for you sir.

Ok, now a stupid question... What do you use when reattaching?
Or is the sticky stuff present enough to properly hold it down/in place.

Thanks

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I used a cup of lacquer thinner, and a one inch paint brush. It made is sticky like new. I didn't add any additional. I sort of squeezed it together with my fingers to make it stand up a bit before the thinner was applied.
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Bump for hercimer01 because my pictures where dead. Fixed now.

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Originally posted by MulletproofMonk:

Well, since I see the question posted about how to remove the roof I tried to catch all the buzz words in the title...

Ignore what you don't have...

If you are pulling a moonroof car, you need to pull:

outside of the car
pull the window seal
pull the windshield wipers
pull that black pastic cover below the wipers (3-4 phillips screws)
remove fenders (or the 3 10mm bolts closest to the windshield)
remove the 2 10mm bolts on the front of the roof panels (runs under the front of the windshield)

inside of the car
remove the third brake light
remove the clothes hooks
remove the visors
remove the light panel
remove the outside of the moonroof bracket
unhook the moonroof and take it out
remove the interior a pillars (2 plastic clips)
remove the interior seal for the moonroof
remove the headliner (they always crack on me near the 3rd brake light)
remove either 4-6 10mm bolts inside and 2-4 10mm nuts (I can go recount tomorrow)
remove the inside of the moonroof bracket
remove the moonroof handle bolts (little tab you pry down and slide it)
pry the roof up very, very slowly. there is a black tar that holds the roof down like a mother f***er. the best way to do this is with piano wire to cut through the adhesive. you can pry it if you take your time. the place that it will most likey break is on the a pillars. also don't pry by the windshield or you could break it (I did this once).
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What did you use to glue the roof back down? Do you have a picture of the finished car?
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Black butyl rubber caulk.
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I used a hairdryer in the holes under the roof for removing the top skins. The heat loosens the glue and you can pry it up. Works good. Make sure its hot before you start prying.
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Thank You !
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Great giude, I will use this the next time rather than doing the hunt and peck method of finding and removing everything that buttons down the roof.
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Thanks "MulletproofMonk", I'm just getting ready to do this and I bet you have saved me a bunch of time!

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