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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-16-2007, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Sunroof in a non-sunroofed car?

I am thinking about picking up a Bird without the sunroof option. Has anyone ever put one in a regular roofed car? Looks like it might be a problem cause of the bracing in the roof. I dont want to mess with it at all structurally... Thoughts? Experiences?

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Maybe you could have a shop install a universal fit sunroof? It wouldn't be as cool as the factory unit, but it's better than nothing and quite easy to do.
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Well, I've actually talked to Musto about buying his 4' ragtop... I am just wondering if it is safe to put anything like that (or any aftermarket sunroof) in a car with no prior sunroof.

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'13 Mustang GT Premium 5.0L V8, Auto, Brembo, Black - Daily Dark Horse
'11 Edge SEL AWD 3.5L V6, Loaded, Black - For the Misses
'98 F-150 XLT RegCab 8'Bed, 4.6L V8 4x4 ORP Oxford White - Work Truck

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I dont want to put a stock one in it. I want to put any kind of aftermarket one in it, preferably a big rag top or something. I know I could do a small one. Just wanted people experiences.

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Leaky shifter @ 137,441; what a good ride. Gone to the crusher, but not forgotten... moth and rust doth corrupt.

'13 Mustang GT Premium 5.0L V8, Auto, Brembo, Black - Daily Dark Horse
'11 Edge SEL AWD 3.5L V6, Loaded, Black - For the Misses
'98 F-150 XLT RegCab 8'Bed, 4.6L V8 4x4 ORP Oxford White - Work Truck

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I wouldn't recommend trying it unless you have a very skilled body shop with all the correct knowledge of how to brace the sunroof, factory or aftermarket, in the roof.

http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.php?t=94768

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