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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-30-2005, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Panoramic moon roof

If you have seen the panoramic moon roofs on the Pontiac G6's. I am only thinking, but I was wondering how much work you guys thought would be invovled in taking one from a junker and installing it in my 95 bird. I not sure it would fit but i think the roof of the bird is big enough.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-30-2005, 11:38 PM
 
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Anything too large would probably ruin the structure of the car. I think even the stock moonroofs on MN12s have extra support in the roof. Might be possible to make your own extra support in the roof if that panoramic one did fit but just letting you know what else you would have to be thinking about.
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Shawn is right. When I had my header panel down, I was surprized to see how little bracing was up there (my car doesn't have a sunroof). Been thinking about adding some actually.

Anything can be done if you've got enough money. But this is something that isn't very practical.




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That would be a huge undertaking. I would imagine the roofs on the G6s are very specially designed for that style sunroof. You would have to worry about getting it to fit and be flush in the roof (no drip pan?), as well as drainage and electronics.
Also, as stated before, it would totally compromise the structural rigidity of the car.


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And finding a salvage G6 this early, while possible, won't be cheap. They will rape you for the salvage parts.


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I think that the structural part could be solved with some careful thought and a bunch of angle iron. I did however, over look the fact of making it fit flush could pose a very large problem. But this has really got my brain tickin and I am going to have to look into it further.
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Don't forget you'd lose headroom, In my case that space is prime real estate.




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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-01-2005, 12:47 PM
 
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"I would imagine the roofs on the G6s are very specially designed for that style sunroof."
you mean, the sunroof is designed for THAT car .


webasto hollandia makes that sunroof. its impossible to get that roof in a t-bird, now the new birds perhaps, but no way for older ones. . i know for a fact becasue i know the guys there, personally. my uncle is leading in the tech dept. and my dad is the national sales manager. The panoramic sunroof is a new design that hit the market last year. Their made for the newer cars..
2004 Cadillac SRX
2004 Chrysler Pacifica
2004 Ford Escape
2004 Ford Focus ZX3
2004 Honda Element
2004 Hummer H2
2004 Mini Cooper
2004 Nissan Murano
2004 Pontiac Vibe
2004 Saturn Vue
2004 Scion xA
2004 Toyota Matrix

but their are many more sunroofs to choose from, take a look for yourself

http://www.webasto.us/am/en/am_auto_sunroofs.html

myself I have and older sunroof which is a hollandia classic (similar to hollandia 700). those run for about 1200$. To get them you have to go thru a aftermarket shop, dealership, ect.

if u guys have any questions PM me, not trying to sound SMART but i have a lil knowledge about roofs. just let me know.
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i did a little research for you who would like to try a panaramic sunroof. its called the hollandia 524. as for the price dunno.

http://www.webasto.us/press/en/am_au...oofs_3641.html

take a look..
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I've been thinking bout this too. I figure if you can find a salvage car you can get the whole roof skin so the hole, the track and mounting are already done and you know it wont leak. you just have to weld that roof to your roof AND make it look good. that and wire it up. get the switch out of the donor car too. guess you could get one from scion tc, mercedes benz, G6, probably a couple others. that webasto one looks ghey with the front glass covering the hole.

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i did a little research for you who would like to try a panaramic sunroof. its called the hollandia 524. as for the price dunno.
Here is another page that shows off these sunroofs.

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This is an old post, so I decided to revive it to ask a question. What is the best after market sunroof for the price?

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