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Sunroof in Topper

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JoeAngelicchio, May 5, 2001.

  1. JoeAngelicchio

    JoeAngelicchio 1/2 ton status

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    I've posted this months ago but with over 1000 new members I thought I'd give it another shot. Has anyone installed a sunroof in the fibreglass topper and if so was the top and sunroof fine after with use and offroading?
    Thanks.

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    Never thought of that, sound like a good Idea, don't know if it'd hold up to the flex though. Would be nice, a big honkin window...think of all the light.

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    I would think it would flex too much too.
     
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    I guess it would depend Joe (just my guess)

    If you have a fairly rigid frame & cage set-up like I'm building; you might be alright. In stock form; I'd say it's a crap shoot!! It may flex too much or maybe the seals in the sunroof frame would be able to take care of it.

    Good luck & let us know how you make out. If it works; there's another idea I could spend money that I don't own on![​IMG][​IMG]

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  5. JoeAngelicchio

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    I'm thinking that depending on the sunroof frame, it might acually reinforce the area. Inoticed that the cap has 2 or 3 thick ridge areas inside and to put a sunroof inbetween the ridges due to the fact that the ridges are probably for reinforcement.
    Even if it's just a small one at the back, it would be great for ventilation.

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    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by JoeAngelicchio on 05/07/01 04:51 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  6. freeforever

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    Hea man I have one in the back on my toper....it's between the supports that run across. Wel who ever put mine in (before i got it) did a crappy job and it leakes but if it's done rite it's pretty cool...mines good ventilation and real fun to take out so on a hot day yoou have that added flow of air. I really like mine..besides the fact that it leakes like a Siv...just dont go cheep on the skylight. oh i have a pic of mine at my website... www.freeforever.coloradok5.com
    hope this helps?

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    Oh yeah and flexing is not a problem eather....i had it out and noticed no difrence at all....and it kinda helps it a lil to

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    That's great. What size is your sunroof? When I get one it won't be a cheapy, want to get a good one. Also thinking of putting one on the front cab.
    Thanks, hope to do it this summer, don't have A/C.

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    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by JoeAngelicchio on 05/07/01 08:07 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
     

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