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Sunroof fitting/adjustment


Steve76063

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My sunroof was rubbing on the roof (in fact, I had to press down on the top of it while opening it to get it to drop below the roof!  This was after returning from a paint shop where the sunroof was removed of course).

So...I've pulled it our and looked at everything (I can see light scratching on the top where it rubbed on the roof edge !!!).  Other than the fact that the rear height adjustments were at the very top, I can't see anything obviously wrong.

When I placed the sunroof back in the roof (rear adjusters are at lowest point now), this is how the sunroof 'fits'...  My question is - is this normal where the center section is very close to the roof, but the edges are markedly lower?IMG_0579.thumb.JPG.fc718d636089803029f3f02d75cb1fb1.JPGIMG_0578.thumb.JPG.22c71acea212b10b3bd8c421228770a4.JPG

S/N 2579886 Inka (Code 022) Birthday 03 Dec 1971 Delivered 13 Dec 1971 to Hoffman Motors 40 DCOE's, 9.5CR, 123 Ignition 

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Some years ago I did a column on adjusting the height on sunroof panels for the Roundel; PM me and I'll send you a copy.  Once you know how to do the adjusting, it's actually pretty easy...just a little time consuming and fiddly.

 

mike

'69 Nevada sunroof-Wolfgang-bought new
'73 Sahara sunroof-Ludwig-since '78
'91 Brillantrot 318is sunroof-Georg Friederich 
Fiat Topolini (Benito & Luigi), Renault 4CVs (Anatole, Lucky Pierre, Brigette) & Kermit, the Bugeye Sprite

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Hi,

   your problem lies in the fact that the body shop

pressed down on the roof panel while they were doing

the body work. this was shown to me by a body shop

that produce's senior winners consistently.  the roof

front edge needs to be supported while the body work

is being done. what my shop does was copy the curve of

the moving panel in wood with routed tracks in it for the

metal edge and hold it up. my recommendation would be

for you to take the car back and have them re-arch

the roof correctly.

stone

stone racing co

phila pa 19123

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stone02,  I had this suspicion too, but don't know what can be done at this point...the bodywork was subcontracted out by my restorer.

S/N 2579886 Inka (Code 022) Birthday 03 Dec 1971 Delivered 13 Dec 1971 to Hoffman Motors 40 DCOE's, 9.5CR, 123 Ignition 

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After discussing this with some '02 experts, they asked about the plastic forks at the rear of the aluminum tracks...I remember that when I was removing things, at least 1 of these were not in position (the 2-rod section was not correctly in the tracks), and I think the other wasn't correct either.  I had already refitted these correctly due to another issue I had of the board holding the interior light sagging down (which made it easier to reach back there and sort things out).  At their suggestion, I re-attached the sunroof (but not the headliner) and gave it an actual try - it worked!!!  The sunroof dropped down giving me about 5mm clearance from the roof as it retracted :).  

Now, I just need to work out the proper adjustments front/rear and I'll re-attach the headliner and call it good :) (the rear adjuster was originally at it's highest position, I've currently got it set to its lowest and may leave it there).

S/N 2579886 Inka (Code 022) Birthday 03 Dec 1971 Delivered 13 Dec 1971 to Hoffman Motors 40 DCOE's, 9.5CR, 123 Ignition 

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