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NikTheGreek



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 22:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ridge flattening is a good option discussed today with my friend.
I will give a good cleaning to both, roof panel and window frame, tomorrow in order to have more clear view.
Friday is the day when I will make the next step. so I have some time to decide what to do.

Seems that you are in favour of plan b Lewis. to keep the sunroof as it is. right ?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 22:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come summer you will be glad of  it.  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 13:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

New day today ....
under the sunlight (actually it was raining today) things look different ..
The Lower side of the window frame is close to perfect .. a bit of cleaning †, some sanding and painting and will look like new ...
The upper side of the frame is a mess ..



as you can see the sealant is rotted , some parts are missing and the impression I got today is that it is beyond repair ..
unless if there is a replacement rubber as the one depicted above.
the fact is that the sunroof was not working before ... but I was hoping that with a bit of luck I could fix it.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 19:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of scratching and sanding and painting and the sunroof frame goes from this ..



to this



and finally to



I'll leave it to cure overnight and tomorrow I'll remove the clamps.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 23:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good. Lets hope the replacement seals fit the glass, as well.  Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 18:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok ... this is passengers side (right side ) and is looks like a Swiss cheese !!!  Laughing  Laughing



a few more holes



the grand canyon



and .... finally it's time to weld some gaps




TO BE CONTINUED !!!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 21:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done, keep going!  I am amazed that it could be as rusty as that in Greece.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 20:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well done, keep going!  I am amazed that it could be as rusty as that in Greece.


don't forget that most of this cars are imported from Germany or North Italy .



Bad news ... sunroof sealants came today but  don't fit ..
last hope in a local shop that imports this kind of rubbers from abroad ... friday i'll know.

Today while trying to remove the pld rusty sound barier from the floor panel discovered the inside of the "wet feet syndrome" "repaired" somehow with silikone .




tomorrow I'll use the dremel tool to remove the silikon and find out what is hiden behind .
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 23:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully, the silicone was just to repair the leak caused by hardened and cracked original panel seal mastic - which is what causes wet foot syndrome.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

so.. i must replace it with new fresh rubber sealant inside and outside (behind the headlights) ...
right ?
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