MLTigger

I've been trying to get answers on this

Could I take a sunroof clip from a standard beetle (1964) and graft it onto my 73 SB or is the curve of the roof different because of the windsheild?

 

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68autobug

Hi

Sunroofs are very rare here in Australia....

so most are still being used....

all are from very old beetles...

and are usually grafted into later standard bodies....

but I've never seen one in a 1303S body.....

maybe a spirit level would help...

 

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MLTigger

I've decided against installing a sunroof because of drainage issues.

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68autobug

Its a big job and is usually done when a car is completely stripped...

I have a small glass sunroof in My 68 beetle...

It was in the car when I bought it, but during the restoration , with the small sunroof out of the roof...

I noticed that the car looses Much of its strength in the roof....

 

so installing the large VW sunroof is very difficult...

with a lot of welding etc.... so the roof doesn't move when the hole is cut out....

I think the doorways are welded too...

to stop sag...

 

cheers

 

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blue72super

No, you cannot install a roof section from a flat-windshield bug and graft it onto a curved windshield bug because they are shaped differently (the front of the roof curves downward on a flat-windshield bug and goes forward on a curved-windshield bug). You would have to find a sunroof clip from another curved-windshield bug.

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