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Old 28-09-2009, 09:36 AM   #41
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Do you have an XR6T intercooler?
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Old 28-09-2009, 09:38 AM   #42
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Nah, that's still the Revhard one (with new end-tanks) that i've had since it was turbo. It's just black now.

Looks like this:

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Old 28-09-2009, 09:43 AM   #43
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Ahhh, I see. And was that the proverbial oily rag with which it runs on the scent of.
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Old 28-09-2009, 11:25 AM   #44
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Does the radiator get any fresh air?
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Old 28-09-2009, 12:07 PM   #45
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Yeah, plenty from the sides and top. With the new radiator it's perfect, but the old one used to struggle in peakhour traffic on 30+ days (but that's all). The thermofan dealt with anything less than that.
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:06 AM   #46
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So after the cruise, i got motivated.

Oh ****, my interior fell out!









Why? That thing in the foreground, that's why.
It's one of the dealer-fitted sunroofs back when the BA was new. It's an aftermarket ASC one, as as far as i know we never got the factory ones here. The only real difference is the ASC one has a metal seal around the edge, where the factory one has a rolled metal edge. I could get a rolled edge panel from japan, but it's $750 just for that




This is the roof bow that has to be cut out to fit the sunroof. It's really not that strong - the brace itself is pretty strong, but the ends where it joins into the sides are pretty thin - surprisingly so.



The headlining just fits out the front door without bending it too much, which is promising for getting the thing back in there! It's help in by a few clips at the back, but mostly by the window rubbers and the sunvisor bolts and light fixture.

Need to do some shopping to get some plastic tubing for the drainage pipes, and find somewhere to wire in the switch. It's a common ground, so easy there.

And i've managed to find an OEM sunroof control, which has the maps lights and the sunroof switch integrated, and it mounts between the sunvisors.

More to come this weekend.
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:29 AM   #47
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i like this idea
damn rupe u never cease to amaze
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:55 AM   #48
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angle grinder time. nothing like doing some serious cutting to make a fun day.
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Old 05-10-2009, 12:18 PM   #49
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is this legal to do by yourself?
wouldnt you need some sort of engineers cert?
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Old 05-10-2009, 12:31 PM   #50
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I don't see why - even if you get a professionally installed one you don't require an engineers cert.
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Old 05-10-2009, 05:53 PM   #51
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yer angle grinder time.
just dont go overboard like me and a mate did.

check out our evo style bonnet vents
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:49 PM   #52
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Haha it's all good, i've done this sort of thing before - i put the ragtop into the Beetle!
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Old 11-10-2009, 01:57 PM   #53
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hi rupe where did u manage to track down that sunroof from?
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:32 PM   #54
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Formaz in NSW - only $250! Bought the whole roof

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Old 11-10-2009, 03:35 PM   #55
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Also, wnt shopping and got 6m of clear plastic hosing from Clark Rubber for the drainage channel which run from each corner of the roof. And went to Lincraft where i got 2.5m of a darker grey fabric for redoing the headlining. It's a littler darker than what i wanted (and means i have to spray the A/B/C pillar trims to match) but i think it'll look pretty good.
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:55 PM   #56
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A 'n' B pillars in hatch are either green or grey. Only hardtop are baby poop brown.

C pillars are the same colours but won't fit the hardtop
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:57 PM   #57
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Yeah by going to a darker colour it makes the interior feel alot smaller too.
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:40 PM   #58
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i happen to know of a place in brissie with a wrecked HT and sunroof, i was thinking of doing this as well. are you putting any extra strengthening in around the edges? or just the metal seal?
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:50 PM   #59
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Where abouts is hardtop my rhf window reg is stuffed
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:20 PM   #60
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wow nice work Dan, look forward to seeing the sunroof in!
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