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Re: Weekend Toy / Show Car

Post by uberNoobZA » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:41 am

Probably driving up to North Wales tomorrow for a Prelude meet :D

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Re: Weekend Toy / Show Car

Post by uberNoobZA » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:46 pm

The glass on my moonroof is sitting a little high after I changed it. Someone at the North Wales meet said I can shim it to adjust the height. If I put shims between the frame and the sunroof, will that make it sit lower or higher?

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Post by wurlycorner » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:51 pm

If you shim between the runners and the roof, that will raise it.
If you shim between the frame roof and the roof, that will lower it.
:think: Think that's how it goes? :?

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Post by Vtecmec » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:54 pm

Yep, that's spot on.

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Re: Weekend Toy / Show Car

Post by uberNoobZA » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:08 pm

wurlycorner, vtecmec so... just to confirm (as it doesn't make sense to me) if I remove the 8 bolts holding moonroof on (leaving frame on car), lift moonroof off, put some shims between frame and moonroof, and put moonroof back, then this will make it sit LOWER ?

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Post by Vtecmec » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:12 pm

The whole sunroof frame is bolted onto the underside of the roof, behind the roof lining, so if you shim it, the whole frame will sit lower and the moonroof panel along with it.

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Re: Weekend Toy / Show Car

Post by uberNoobZA » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:22 pm

hmmm ok.... I'm confused then. When I got the moonroof that I put in recently (replacing existing moonroof), I simple unbolted it from the frame it was on (it had some shims between frame and moonroof). I then just put this in place (without the shims), replacing the existing moonroof, without taking roof lining off.

So, if I am to make the moonroof sit lower, I need to take roof lining off, remove whole frame underside of roof, and put shims between frame and underside of car's roof ?

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Post by Vtecmec » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:29 pm

Yes. Though you don't remove the whole frame, just remove a bolt at a time and shim as you go along.

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Re: Weekend Toy / Show Car

Post by uberNoobZA » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:49 pm

Vtecmec wrote:Yes. Though you don't remove the whole frame, just remove a bolt at a time and shim as you go along.
Damn. Really didn;t want to take roof lining off :cry: :shock:

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Post by wurlycorner » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:19 pm

It's not difficult to take the roof lining out on a 4g tbf, so don't be too scared.

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