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Canvas sunroofs...?

Postby RacerZX » Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:27 pm

I'm pondering getting one of these installed, any thoughts or expirance with large canvas sunroofs?
http://www.slidingragtops.com/51.html?sm=84824

I'm looking for that open air feel that the latest Jeep Liberty gives with that mega roof, especially while navigating rocky canyons in DV or touring Yosemite Valley...


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Postby Captain » Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:35 pm

They sure look nice when installed; do you think its going to leak?
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Postby GOTGOO » Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:28 pm

I love the idea! I'd do it if i had the money

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Postby bbermann » Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:04 am

We Found More Electric Sliding Ragtops!

Available again while supplies last! European factory electric sliding ragtops are back (for now).


I might be concerned about their statements above. While these may be well made and reliable, how available will support and replacement parts be if needed down the road?

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Postby GOTGOO » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:08 pm

I found this place if that helps??

http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/sunconkit.html

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Postby RacerZX » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:43 pm

So I decied to go for it...I have the name of the manufacturer from Europe to get replacement parts if I ever need them. Street Beat Customs actually used to be the supplier, but the web site was sold off and the company behind them is now that link I gave on the first post. The installer is literally cutting my roof open right this second... :shock:

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Postby Captain » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:55 pm

Very nice, Make sure you take lots of pics. :D

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Postby NVSteve » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:57 pm

RacerZX wrote:The installer is literally cutting my roof open right this second... :shock:
OUCH! Pics? Are you going to mount handgrips up top so your kids can stand halfway out of the vehicle when you hit the dirt?

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Postby RacerZX » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:58 pm

Dude, I can barely watch! :wink:

Yeah, taking a good number of pics, though not full scale DYI detail. He was able to pull down the headliner without fully disconnecting the plastic covers on the A/B/C/D pillars, so that's cool. Because of the slope of the headliner the sunroof will sit rearward an inch or two more than I like, but I still should be able to look straight up and see sky. Back seat passengers are the ones who are going to get the full glory view, but that's not a bad thing...
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Postby RacerZX » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:59 pm

The roof rails will make perfect hand grips, yup :D

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Postby bbermann » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:25 pm

Carl-

I bet you will have the biggest s#!t eating grin on your face driving the only turbocharged ragtop Pathfinder in the world. I'm going to call on my next business trip to the area to see if I can check it out.

Hats off to you. Awesome out of the box projects!

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Postby MonkeyMike » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:36 am

bbermann wrote:Carl-

I bet you will have the biggest s#!t eating grin on your face driving the only turbocharged ragtop Pathfinder in the world. I'm going to call on my next business trip to the area to see if I can check it out.

Hats off to you. Awesome out of the box projects!
supercharged... but who's really paying attention. :P

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Postby bender031 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:49 am

Man that is awesome. I have a few questions and can't wait to see PICS!!!

1) did you have rear air ducts in the ceiling, how do they account for that?
2) did you have a factory moonroof?
3) what did they do to account for the rear overhead light?
4) which size did you get?

Looking forward to see the end result. very cool.

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Postby RacerZX » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:14 pm

1, the air ducts are on the edges of the headliner, not a problem.

2, no

3, The plastic trim pieces in the interior JUST fit between the front map lights and the rear map lights. Therefore the opening isn't totally huge, maybe just double the size of a normal sunroof. Twice as big again would rock but then it would be very custom and a manual roof.

4, I got exactly that roof linked to above, those dimensions.

I'll do my best to throw some pics online tonight. I'm off to Yosemite for the weekend to show my GF's folks around, so I need to get those pics online or it's going to end up being next week before I know it...

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Postby markspath » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:56 am

We're all waiting for an update, Carl. How's the road noise at highway speeds with the roof closed? Have you hit any weather yet to test for leaks? Pix?


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