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Sun roof replacement

Post by greendale65 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:10 am

Hello all, Can someone tell me my sun roof has a lot of rust around the frame
I need to replace it is it a easy job . Alan 8) :| ^^bx> 16v

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Re: Sun roof replacement

Post by Mothman » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:29 am

Firstly, have you managed to source a replacement cos i need one as well?

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Re: Sun roof replacement

Post by Thread Bear » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:29 am

So do I. I think it will depend on if the rust is on the bolted on mechanisim and giudes, replaceable using hand tools, or if the structure of the bodyshell has significatly failed. THat will require welding, possibly awkward welding and worse in an area of visible paint.
The only way to find out is to unstick the gaffer tape, on mine, and pull the thing apart. Then the car is stuck in the garage, or something, till I can repare it. Not ideal if you have no garage, not the required skills or need to be driving the damned car you just disabled.
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Re: Sun roof replacement

Post by Defender110 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:40 pm

The sunroof cassette comes out complete as one with the roof lining through the rear hatch and is quite easy to do from memory (20 minute job) although also quite heavy so assistance may be needed.
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Re: Sun roof replacement

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:55 pm

Finding a non rusty one will be hard, if its not totally shot I would try and clean up the one you have.
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Re: Sun roof replacement

Post by greendale65 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:54 pm

Hello all, Yes I have a spare in good nick just have
to pluck up courage to do it , I have no garage.

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Re: Sun roof replacement

Post by citronut » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:42 am

this job does require all the plastic interior pillar trims to be removed,
this is the hardest part of the job,

the plastic trim around the rear quarter light glass becomes very brittle with age,
so it breaker very very easy on attempting to prize it away,

once they are all removed the main headlining/sun roof/chassis just drops down after undoing its fixing screws,

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Re: Sun roof replacement

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:55 am

If its JUST the sunroof glass itself its a 5 minute job and 6 screws.
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Re: Sun roof replacement

Post by Way2go » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:22 pm

citronut wrote:this job does require all the plastic interior pillar trims to be removed,
this is the hardest part of the job,

the plastic trim around the rear quarter light glass becomes very brittle with age,
so it breaker very very easy on attempting to prize it away,

once they are all removed the main headlining/sun roof/chassis just drops down after undoing its fixing screws,

regards malcolm
What about the 4 sunroof drain pipes? :?

Would you advocate disconnecting them at the top or unthreading them from their channels? :?:
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Re: Sun roof replacement

Post by Thread Bear » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:27 pm

I have the parts. I hope that is enough. None the less it is something you want to be doing with access to waterproofing in case there is a problem. All easy jobs have the potential not to be. Once done the bits left over will be spare.
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Re: Sun roof replacement

Post by greendale65 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:08 pm

Cheers everybody, Will sort out soon just 3 screws each side
mind you can only see 2 screws each side previous owner
must have replaced glass at some time - 1 screw each side
next thing to sort out is the exhaust for the bx16v they
don't seem to be available . thanks all.

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Re: Sun roof replacement

Post by citronut » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:34 pm

Way2go wrote: What about the 4 sunroof drain pipes? :?
sorry i forgot about those,
Way2go wrote: Would you advocate disconnecting them at the top or unthreading them from their channels? :?:
i would very carefully disconnect them from the top ends, and leave them were they are,

just warm the pipes up gently with the likes of a ciggy lighter, so you are less likely to snap off the tubes they fit onto at each corner of the headlining gully/rain channel,


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Re: Sun roof replacement

Post by citronut » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:37 pm

greendale65 wrote: next thing to sort out is the exhaust for the bx16v they
don't seem to be available . thanks all.
check out the Bosal part No. at

http://www.catalogue.bosal.com/pages/ex ... search.php

then do a gooooogly search with the part No.

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Re: Sun roof replacement

Post by citsncycles » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:11 pm

The Bay of E is sometimes a good source for exhausts - there's a few companies using it to sell of obsolete stock. The alternative is getting a stainless system made, but that's only cost effective if you're definately keeping the car a long time.
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Re: Sun roof replacement

Post by citronut » Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:08 am

citsncycles wrote: The alternative is getting a stainless system made, but that's only cost effective if you're definately keeping the car a long time.
as long as they use stainless instead of mild steel welding wire in the production!!!!!!,

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