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Old 12-31-2020, 10:51 AM
MysticRob MysticRob is offline
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Rob, this thread has inspired me to take another look at my leaky ASC sunroof in my 88 wag!

Jake is sending me some parts but I’m curious how you removed your halo around the glass?

Tried to pull mine out from the bottom, as it says in the 90 shop manual, but can’t find a way to do it from below. Thanks!

Mind you it's been a year since I removed everything, but looking at it now you need to remove the 4 screws that attach the plastic halo to the glass at the front. In order to do that I think you'll need to drop the entire assembly if you can't slide the glass back. I had no idea what I was doing and ended up breaking the front of the halo off.

I'm still putting mine back together slowly (again, it's been a year) and prepping some things like new screws (Ace Hardware) and a new cam block (ShopSAR.com), so let me know if you need any pics that I don't already have here.
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Old 01-01-2021, 10:04 PM
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I took a couple days off resto to resto myself. May have overdone things a tad but felt good enough today to cut, glue, and set a slice of new headliner to the sunshade.

Before the cut:


After the cut and upholstery adhesive. I'll need a lot more adhesive to do the front and rear headliner pieces once I get the sunroof assembly in:


Slid the shade into the tracks on both sides and will leave it there till I get my new cam block and can install the glass:
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Old 01-03-2021, 06:07 PM
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Bought some good stainless steel screws for the wind deflector assembly. The rail pops up when the glass slides back:




I'll keep the rubber gasket that goes along the top of the rear on the assembly near the sunroof motor. Did a little repair here where there was a hole cut. Not sure why the gasket was cut, but figure it was some hillbilly repair attempt gone wrong. Just used some gasket maker on it:


Lubed up all the tracks and pivot points. My new cam block made it to the Boise post office so hopefully I get it tomorrow and can put the entire thing back together soon:
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Old 01-03-2021, 08:47 PM
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Looks really great! I ordered every replaceable part that Old Jake had for the 950 so hoping they’re on the way soon. My plan is to fix the worn out cams that caused my back drivers corner of the glass to drop but have all the parts on hand to do a full rebuild, if it’s ever needed.

If you need a picture of the switch bracket, let me know. I took my headliner out this past week, so it’s easily accessible.

My big challenge is 3 of the 4 corners of my drip tray are rusted out. Previous owner tried to use big globs of silicon to repair but it’s a huge mess.

Trying to find a fabricator to repair the metal, with little luck so far. If I get desperate I may try to grind out the rust and repair with fiberglass, but first preference is to do it the right way.
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Old 01-03-2021, 09:06 PM
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...If you need a picture of the switch bracket, let me know. I took my headliner out this past week, so it’s easily accessible.

My big challenge is 3 of the 4 corners of my drip tray are rusted out. Previous owner tried to use big globs of silicon to repair but it’s a huge mess.

Trying to find a fabricator to repair the metal, with little luck so far. If I get desperate I may try to grind out the rust and repair with fiberglass, but first preference is to do it the right way.

Yes please, would appreciate a pic of the bracket and how it's attached to the roof area! I'll PM you my number shortly (I keep phone and emails off public forums).

EDIT: In fact, if you would be so kind as to send pics of your front headliner and how all that is formed around that roof area, I'd appreciate it. I'll be tackling that at some point, and have a 'normal' non-sunroof front headliner I got from a salvage yard that I want to adapt, if possible. Yours might give me ideas.

Man, I wish I could help with the rusted out corners. I've been very lucky with this build.
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Old 01-07-2021, 09:45 PM
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I had a bit of a health setback a couple days ago but feeling much better today, so I tackled some of the sunroof assembly when I got home from work. It had been so long since I took it all out I had to brain out how to put it back together again.

Hard to explain it, but maybe the pics will help. First thing I did was remove the sunshade with the new headliner material on it. I figured out I can put the shade back in after everything else is done.

I found the best way to reassemble everything was to flip the glass upside down on the table, then flip the sunroof frame upside down on top of the glass, then position the frame and the cams where the holes line up to put the screws in. I'm using stainless screws with lock washers. This is the driver side upside down, both screws toward the back, and the 7mm bolt up front:


Once I got all 4 screws and both bolts tightened up, I flipped everything correct side up then powered it up. And what do you know, it slid back like I knew what I was doing:


The cam blocks work great to lift the ass end of the glass skyward for venting. This is the passenger side:


Sunroof fully forward and in venting position:


I thought I might have to disassemble some stuff to get the plastic trim piece that doubles as a water drain guide, but I figured out it can be slid right under the glass when everything is still mounted.


Once the plastic trim piece is secured in the sunroof rails (there's some stuff built in I didn't take pics of) it's low enough to power up and slide the sunroof back over the trim piece. This pic is from the front with the glass back far enough so I could get access to the 4 front screw holes will help secure the trim piece to the glass:
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Old 01-10-2021, 11:40 AM
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I spent yesterday doing the sunroof glass weather strip and gluing the rear gasket back onto the assembly:


Done with the glass:


I used permatex gasket sealer and chip clips to get the rear gasket glued back onto the top of the frame. I thought I'd need a new gasket, but they're not available, and this one was actually in decent shape for its age:


Good example of how misshaped the gasket had gotten from years of being loose and wedged between the frame and the roof:


Passenger side glued back to the frame, now I'm doing the driver side. The rear corners were the worst since the gasket was so misshaped there and wanted to pull up and off. I used a ratcheting bar clamp to hold the corners down:
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Old 01-10-2021, 07:06 PM
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beautiful work.

no hillbilly repairs here

those arrows on the cardboard came in handy.

dave in NC
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Old 01-10-2021, 09:02 PM
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beautiful work.

no hillbilly repairs here

those arrows on the cardboard came in handy.

dave in NC

Truly beautiful work! I enjoy seeing how detailed you are!
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Old 01-10-2021, 11:06 PM
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Thanks guys. I really like working on these things too, as it's certainly easier than wrenching on the BMW or some little japanese thing I can't get my hands into.

Got the sunshade installed properly so it goes back when the sunroof itself does. The plastic trim around the glass has those plastic stops that grab the shade and takes it with it:


It took my son, my neighbor, and I to get the beast installed today. Tried with just 2 of us but it was just too heavy. Once we got enough screws started I was able to fiddle with fine tuning how it sits up in the hole. Actually not too hard, just some trial and error:


Originally tried to install with the glass fully forward, but that was too difficult to fit, so decided to slide the glass all the way back instead, which worked much better:


Will do some cleanup and lubrication of the seal at some point but for now we're done with the roof:


Figured I'd try to test fit the donor front headliner, but it was too warped to really get any idea on whether it'll work or not: Got it wet down to limber it up and stuck a bunch of stuff on it to straighten it out. Rear is a bit warped too so will do the same thing to it. Will leave it this way overnight and refit tomorrow:
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Old 01-11-2021, 08:17 AM
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I wish I had taken the time on my wagoneer

to get the two droops you often see

in the rear cargo headliner portion

all the way at back two corners.

there is almost always some sag there

from weight over the years, and moisture.

dave in NC
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Old Today, 10:30 AM
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I once again had a bit of a health setback when I tried to pull a roller door down at work a few days ago, and ended up stretching my midsection a bit too much.
I'm feeling much better now, so last night after work I soaked down the rear headliner and piled some things on it to reshape it correctly:



Also got around to finishing the cleanup of the coolant overflow and windshield washer reservoirs. I had to use a large wire brush to get all the exterior gunk off, which was the only thing that worked well after 30-something years of grime. I soaked the insides with Purple Power for a few weeks, which was able to dissolve all the gunk very well:


Here's what they looked like before I cleaned them:
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May I ask how you managed to reinstall the sun shade with the entire assembly mounted in the cabin? I removed mine to recover it figuring I could do the same (install afterward) but have not figured out how to get it back in.
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Old Today, 01:16 PM
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May I ask how you managed to reinstall the sun shade with the entire assembly mounted in the cabin? I removed mine to recover it figuring I could do the same (install afterward) but have not figured out how to get it back in.

I actually reinstalled that sunshade while the entire assembly was out of the vehicle. Easy enough to just bend the shade a bit like a taco shell into those channels on each side.

Here you can see the general position I had everything in before I taco-shelled the shade back in the channels that are on the right side of the pic:
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