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03 monte ss to 02 02 monte moon roof conversion

Old 10-06-2018, 11:03 AM
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Default 03 monte ss to 02 monte moon roof conversion

OK, I have a wrecked 03 ss which ive been swapping to an regular 02 monte. things are wrapping up but by 03 ss has a moon roof and my 02 has none. my question is, what type of trouble would I run into if I decide to make the 02 a factory moon roof?

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I'm not sure anyone has done this task on one of these cars. I've seen people do it on other cars (heck saw an amazing body job of a guy swapping a modern sunroof that was like 3 pieces of glass and when open almost the entire roof was open, he put that on an 80's G-body). I have also seen stuff where people swapped T-Top roof panels on 80's F-body cars. My guess would be that you would have to do the following:
- Remove the headlines from both vehicles. Take care disconnecting the wiring harness in the roof.
- For safety, remove the sun roof assembly from the one car.
- Find the factory weld points for the actual roof metal, drill out the welds.
- Swap the roof panel (whole piece) to the non-sunroof car. Re-weld it in.
- Paint the new roof to match it's new car.
- Re-install the sun roof assembly.
- Re-install the sunroof headliner (using the wiring harness that is glued on it).

If you try simply cutting a hole in the roof instead of swapping the actual metal roof, you will probably have a ton of problems getting a factory roof piece installed and everything lining up. Another option, get an aftermarket sun roof kit.

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