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    Fitting a sunroof in a non sunroof car?

    What lovely weather we're having, shame I dont have a sunroof in my car Is it possible to fit one in a non sunroof'd shell?... Please say yes

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    fitting a proper one would need a whole new roof skin welding one, along with pillar drains and new headlining. you can get aftermarket tilt things, but you'll regret it first rain when both front seats are soaked.

    just open your windows wider

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    Quote Originally Posted by rc View Post
    fitting a proper one would need a whole new roof skin welding one, along with pillar drains and new headlining. you can get aftermarket tilt things, but you'll regret it first rain when both front seats are soaked.

    just open your windows wider
    What he said^^

    Glad mine doesn't have one and the plan is to get rid of it on my GTE too...they're sh1te, heavy and rot waiting to happen

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    So I'd be better off getting a mk3 with a sunroof built in? Damn! Oh well, cheers for your help guys!

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    DON'T get one of the tilty cheap jobs, theres one in my 3dr an it leaks all the time, they are rubbish
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    Nah, I wanted a proper electric sunroof. But for that I guess I'd have to buy another mk3

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    An alternative to a sunroof would be rear electric windows, get all 4 windows down to get lots of air

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    Not with kids in the back mate!

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    Get some dog guards lol
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    if you can weld, just cut the roof off for the summer then weld it back on when it gets cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rad666 View Post
    if you can weld, just cut the roof off for the summer then weld it back on when it gets cold
    I'm liking that idea! I can't weld though

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    Buy a cabby

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    Dont like sun roofs, I never have mine open in fear that the muck will come out of the holes its filling to stop water coming in... they always try to leak. Prefer a solid shells, they flex less too?

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    My sunroof has never been an issue, its goos to have open on tilt, even at 70 its nothing like as noisy as having a window open

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Negative View Post
    Prefer a solid shells, they flex less too?
    Makes no difference to rigidity...makes plenty in weight you're saving tho having a none sunroof shell

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    I know they weigh a lot, really cant stand them but I'm not welding my roof up to remove it.

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    I could always fit a fabric roof, like on te Fiat 500?

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    ^ id rather have no sun roof than look gay

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    Had a Mk3 with a factory sunroof and no probs at all in the 13 years I had it - brilliant
    Also had two other cars with after-market sunroofs fitted and no problems with those either i it depends how much you're prepared to pay but more importantly who you get it fitted by.

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    I was planning on doing it myself, but it seems it's more effort than it's worth

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