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yubh8tn
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247906 posted 12/11/19 03:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hey guys, so I'm starting to think 1384 didn't have a sunroof from the factory. It has the non-sunroof dome lights in the front and back, non-sunroof mirror, and non-sunroof sun visors. The sunroof controls aren't in the factory location (front dome lights) and are just a small panel of buttons. Is there any recording of dealerships installing sunroofs? Or should I be worried about some previous owner's mischief?


I'll post some pictures in a bit.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247907 posted 12/11/19 05:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It was pretty common in the 80's and 90's to have sunroofs put in cars that didnt come with them. A dealer wouldn't have done this, it would have been done elsewhere. Basically, if the sunroof itself has a rubber seal, its factory, if around the hole in roof has a rubber seal, its not factory. Someone cut a big fat hole in the roof and had to seal it up, where factory cars are designed to fit the assembly.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247909 posted 12/12/19 03:18 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I think it was actually a pretty common dealer-added aftermarket item on these cars as I've seen a lot of them with non-factory sunroofs and they all look the same. Maybe dealer bodyshops did the work?



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Edited by turbowop (12/12/19 03:19 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247912 posted 12/12/19 08:50 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
In my personal experience working at aGM dealership in the late 90s/early 00s, the sunroof (& mock tops ) were done at a local apholstery shop.

Some were ASC brand (think 3000gt spyder "conversion"), others were lesser known companies.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247914 posted 12/12/19 09:28 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yes, very common in the old days. Usually pretty crappy hardware and installation quality control. I watched this being done once after I was working at an OEM and I was horrified (it was an ASC shop).



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247915 posted 12/12/19 02:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well, that explains the leaks and the lack of function. I'm going to try to get it to work and reseal it, and if it goes horribly I'll just delete it.

Thanks guys



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1247924 posted 12/13/19 03:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Just make it a moon roof with some lexicon plexiglass 👌



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