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#567868 - June 11th 2012 1:54 pm Sunroof question
cjhardcore Offline
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My dodge has two sunroofs on it.

the front one is a le van sport t top (caulked shut). I am not having any luck finding a replacement one for it. Can this be restored or should i just purchase another one and drop it in.

thanks
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#567874 - June 11th 2012 2:21 pm Re: Sunroof question [Re: cjhardcore]
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I would purchase a new one and drop it in. You will have less problems with it in the long run. I just picked up two brand new ones that match my two at a swap meet for $10.00 each. Just in case I need them done the road.
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#567877 - June 11th 2012 2:27 pm Re: Sunroof question [Re: cjhardcore]
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Great find O! I spoke with an old friend who used to install sunroofs. He told me that the quality of the sunroofs that are available today is pure crap compared to what was out in the mid 80's.
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#567886 - June 11th 2012 3:30 pm Re: Sunroof question [Re: cjhardcore]
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The other option, but MUCH more work, is to find a factory sunroof from a car at a bone yard, cut it out (including all drain tubes) and weld it in, run the drain tubes and have a much newer, serviceable, sunroof.

That is what the builder (Frank Costa) did with Wolf-Den, much nicer design with a lot less leaks in the future.
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#567961 - June 11th 2012 8:54 pm Re: Sunroof question [Re: cjhardcore]
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Where is a good place to buy sunroofs
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#568050 - June 12th 2012 11:21 am Re: Sunroof question [Re: cjhardcore]
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#568054 - June 12th 2012 11:33 am Re: Sunroof question [Re: cjhardcore]
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Thanks.
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#568055 - June 12th 2012 11:46 am Re: Sunroof question [Re: cjhardcore]
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John, you seem to be up on the subject more than me. My question is do most/all of these sunroofs come with a seal/gasket thick enough to work with the shape of our van roofs, or is that an issue that needs additional attention?
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#568066 - June 12th 2012 12:22 pm Re: Sunroof question [Re: cjhardcore]
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I used Butyl tape....from the RV store.
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#568067 - June 12th 2012 12:28 pm Re: Sunroof question [Re: cjhardcore]
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Great score Johnny
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