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Offline Chilly

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Alternative Sunroof
« on: September 13, 2020, 09:02:39 am »
Anyone have a non-OEM pop-up sunroof installed?  Curious what was used, opinions of it.  Found this place, they have a 14x33 which seems like it would fit between the transverse rain channels but extend across the fore-aft gutters.  I'd rather a 14x20 or so that would stay away from rain channels but havent found one yet. 

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    Re: Alternative Sunroof
    « Reply #1 on: September 13, 2020, 09:08:48 am »
    92 Ramcharger
    360 TBI, auto, 241 t-case
    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5

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    Re: Alternative Sunroof
    « Reply #2 on: September 13, 2020, 09:13:01 am »
    Dimensions between channels roughly 15x20.5
    92 Ramcharger
    360 TBI, auto, 241 t-case
    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5

    Offline Elwenil

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    Re: Alternative Sunroof
    « Reply #3 on: September 13, 2020, 11:39:42 am »
    Those aren't rain channels, though they do sort of act like it.  They are just beads put in to strengthen the roof panel and keep it from popping as the body flexes.

    As for sunroofs, I have an SFC that I have swapped several times.  This is the 3rd truck it's been in.



    A Ramcharger is a little more difficult to put a sunroof in as the inner and outer roof panels are a lot farther apart.  On a pickup, they are about an inch apart, on a Ramcharger, it's about 1.5" or more.  This makes it a pain as the inner trim ring clamps down on the inner panel and sandwiches the two panels between the flange and trim ring.  It took a bit of hammering and bending to get the trim ring on with the short screws and to get the gap to look tolerable.  Luckily the headliner covers it all.  Also keep in mind there are several places where the inner and outer roof panels are pinch welded and you will want to avoid putting a sunroof in those areas or it could get complicated real quick.  You will need to pull the headliner to see exactly how much room you have between the welds.
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    Re: Alternative Sunroof
    « Reply #4 on: September 13, 2020, 01:03:16 pm »
    Other sizes were in that first link you posted. {cool}
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    Re: Alternative Sunroof
    « Reply #5 on: September 13, 2020, 01:07:43 pm »
    Opps, I see that was the smallest, never mind.
    1979 Trailduster 0 cubic inches, awaiting a 440, a crusty work in progress.

     

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