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Old 08-06-2004, 10:32 PM   #1
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Yes I did that to my own car!!! (don't worry, it's not as bad as it looks...... I hope)

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Old 08-06-2004, 10:38 PM   #2
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you didnt want a sunroof so you got a new roof without one?
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Old 08-06-2004, 10:42 PM   #3
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eh...wat you doin ? installin a glass top ?
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cool dood,you makin a convertable?
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Old 08-06-2004, 10:58 PM   #5
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you didnt want a sunroof so you got a new roof without one?
Bingo!

call me crazy, but I need the headroom
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Old 08-06-2004, 11:27 PM   #6
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wow... i thought i had a lot of free time
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Old 08-06-2004, 11:33 PM   #7
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Old 08-06-2004, 11:59 PM   #8
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so what is your intentions with the rex?
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Goodbye handling and rollover safety.
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Goodbye handling and rollover safety.
Because he drilled out the spot welds and put a new roof in?

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Old 08-07-2004, 12:36 AM   #11
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He's just replacing his roof skin. He took pics right in the middle of the process.
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damn that sucks. You bought that rooftop panel for nothing once you found out it was not worth it to install it due to the condition it was in. Going to the junkyard and removing that part from a rex or you gonna order it new?
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Oh, doh, thought you were removing the roof entirely.

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So are you doing it to remove the sunroof hole from the Si model?

Why are you doing it? Just tired of the sunroof leaking? Wanting a different look? Did you do anything other than remove the old skin to put a new one on?

Looks like you got it going on down there, have fun with it

SPL competition coming up and didnt want to blow your sunroof onto the judge's table?
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LOL! L33t cracks me up sometimes.
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Old 08-07-2004, 02:56 AM   #17
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this brings up a good question, the new EVO MR (bad *** car), has an aluminium roof, and apparently it saves a TON of weight. i wonder if you could somehow get an aluminum roof. good luck. http://www.roadandtrack.com/ar...=1254 2nd paragraph, thrid line.
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Old 08-07-2004, 08:02 AM   #18
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so what is your intentions with the rex?
I autocross the car and it's my daily driver. Yes, I know there have been some discussions about the legality of re-skinning the roof in CSP. I only race localy and I've disscused this with the locals that I race against and they're all fine with it.

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So are you doing it to remove the sunroof hole from the Si model?
yes.

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Why are you doing it? Just tired of the sunroof leaking? Wanting a different look?
At 6'7" headroom is at a premium in this car. Especially when I'm Auto-xing and wearing a helmet. Loosing the sunroof and related components gives me an extra 1/2" or so.

Also, the old sunroof was starting to have some rust problems.

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more pics here:
http://groups.msn.com/Thumpu77sphotos/sunroof.msnw

And yes, this is going to give me a 30lb weight reduction and slightly lower my center of gravity.

I never drive with the roof open because I have a hard time seeing the road with the sun comming down into my eyes. It's usually raining here anyway.

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Did you do anything other than remove the old skin to put a new one on?
Well, I'm also replacing the windsheild and seal now that I shattered it trying to remove it.

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damn that sucks. You bought that rooftop panel for nothing once you found out it was not worth it to install it due to the condition it was in.
Live and learn I guess. By the time this project is over, it looks like I'll be dumping a grand total of about $380 into it. but hopefully I can get some of that back by selling my sunroof parts. (anyone have a DX that they want to install a factory sunroof on?)

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Going to the junkyard and removing that part from a rex or you gonna order it new?
A friend of mine called in a favor to a local junkyard and got me another roof for $50 (they originally wanted $125) they're giving me the entire roof cut at the pillars so it won't warp in transit.
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why didnt you just get a CF plug for the sunroof hole? woulda saved you a shitload of time wouldnt it?
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Yo, I am in need of another sunroof skin. Would you care to donate your old one??

Let me know.

Take lots off pics when your done please, interested on how it will come out.
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awww i first saw it and imediatly thaught you had gotten that glass top that was on ebay a few weeks ago. i wanted that thing but couldnt afford it.
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I'm planning on doing the same sort of thing on my 89 Si Hatchback ("no, it's not an Si. All Si's had sunroofs!")

I do however have a question for you;

After looking through the factory body manual, it seems like you could retain the original front and rear inner cross-members. By doing this, you would be able to not worry about the body sagging during the process.

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why didnt you just get a CF plug for the sunroof hole? woulda saved you a shitload of time wouldnt it?
the re-skinned roof looks much cleaner, also the SCCA rules are very clear about not using sunroof plugs in CSP, not so clear about re-skinning. (there has been debates in RR/AX about this, general consensus is you can't do either but some are still ok with re-skinning which is why I went that route.

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Yo, I am in need of another sunroof skin. Would you care to donate your old one??
the sunroof itself is pretty rusty... definately not worth your while to ship from OR to FL

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After looking through the factory body manual, it seems like you could retain the original front and rear inner cross-members. By doing this, you would be able to not worry about the body sagging during the process.
The person who sold me the skin on eBay was trying to do this, that's why the skin is so thrashed to the point we need to get a different one. there is A LOT more spot welds to drill out this way and I don't see how you could get a skin to come out in any decent condition doing it that way.

The body is holding really strong without the roof, I've got the roof set in place right now just in case, but it's really rigid without it. You could temporarily weld a couple of braces to hold everything true.
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the re-skinned roof looks much cleaner, also the SCCA rules are very clear about not using sunroof plugs in CSP, not so clear about re-skinning. (there has been debates in RR/AX about this, general consensus is you can't do either but some are still ok with re-skinning which is why I went that route.

the sunroof itself is pretty rusty... definately not worth your while to ship from OR to FL

The person who sold me the skin on eBay was trying to do this, that's why the skin is so thrashed to the point we need to get a different one. there is A LOT more spot welds to drill out this way and I don't see how you could get a skin to come out in any decent condition doing it that way.

The body is holding really strong without the roof, I've got the roof set in place right now just in case, but it's really rigid without it. You could temporarily weld a couple of braces to hold everything true.

how much did you pay for the roof skin?
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how much did you pay for the roof skin?
The one I got from eBay cost me apx $85. I thought it was going to be a good deal because my local yard quoted me $125. When we realized how thrashed this skin was, my friend called in a big favor that one of the wrecking yard guys owed him and got them down to $50 for their good skin. So I guess you can say I'm spending $135 for the roof, $125 for a new windshield, and $50 for the winshield seal. plus paint.
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