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    Project Multi Sunroof

    I fitted an electric sunroof not long after I bought the van and itís been really good to have it. I then bought a Eurovan moon roof but thatís quite a project as Iíd need to fit drain tubes. Still have it if anyone wants a go??
    But then on eBay I bought two Hollandia Onyx 860s brand new for £110 each. Then I bought another two.......
    Then I bought a Polo Open Air roof, reskinned it and planned to fit that instead! Thatís for sale too, with 3m of extra matching roof vinyl. PM me if interested!
    But after much much deliberation Iíve decided to go back to the quad sunroof idea.
    As you know the ribs are there in the roof and the third bay is shorter. Therefore Iím going to remove the second rib, plate a span of 1mm steel in and fit the middle two roofs. When thatís all good Iíll replace the front electric (and sell it!). I always wanted to add a 4th roof to the rear bay but now Iíve fitted a solar panel I might not, nevertheless I may be able to if I can design a way of pitching the panel whilst camping (itís already bonded onto an ally sheet so semi rigid).

    Roof as is:


    Rough measurements



    Internal



    Iíve finally found a method of retaining a roof blower system as well.

    Hoping for good weather on Friday so I can commence phase one!!



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    Roof vents turned up today, factory lining from T5. Bloody huge! Canít now use them on the cant rails, so going to use one over the tailgate and may fabricate a box to use the other for the rear saloon heater and floor lighting.
    Have primed fabrication panel in zinc 182.
    Looked again at the inside and definitely going for quad roofs now, as for the solar panel, will fab a mount to fit over the cab whilst off grid, run the feed through the window as Iíve got deflectors so weatherproof, saves a new cable run as the controller is under the drivers seat with the inverter.
    Bit tired as on lates last night, thatís it for today Iíve got a good day before work tomorrow, will cut the hole and tack in the infill then, prep to cut and temp fit two middle roofs on Friday. Keep weekend clear to keep wife on side!





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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickandsej View Post
    zinc 182.






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    Always loved their music.

    Anyways, looking forward to this project, thanks. Don't be shy with the photos....and good luck.
    Me das mŠs grima que el bigote de tu prima

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    Itís just like ........


    will it ever dry?




    Good few thick coats on, I know Iíll burn and scrub some off whilst welding but saves painting upside down and outside!




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    Plus I plan to re-do the black roof centre - disguise the sunroof and easier to keep clean, I want to see the sun, not the sunroof....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickandsej View Post
    Itís just like ........


    will it ever dry?




    Good few thick coats on, I know Iíll burn and scrub some off whilst welding but saves painting upside down and outside!


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    Not the best primer - stinks too.

    I used it on my Caddy and found I had problems with rust resurfacing in short time - Go Electrox.


    http://just-t4s.co.uk/showthread.php...in-rear-corner
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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    Not the best primer - stinks too.

    I used it on my Caddy and found I had problems with rust resurfacing in short time - Go Electrox.


    http://just-t4s.co.uk/showthread.php...in-rear-corner
    Itís new steel, degreased and scrubbed - would I be ok?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickandsej View Post
    It’s just like ........


    will it ever dry?




    Good few thick coats on, I know I’ll burn and scrub some off whilst welding but saves painting upside down and outside!




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    All the small things, bud.
    Me das mŠs grima que el bigote de tu prima

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    T5 roof liner arrived today, it takes up even more headroom than the T4 blower roof! Iíll end up with another inch or two in mine when all done.
    Going to put the triple blower run in the rear over the load area, shame to waste the blower system.



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    Last edited by Mickandsej; 14th November 2018 at 06:36 PM.

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    I got a original t4 roof blower and the side thing from the fan upwards if u interested. No pics before Friday working away

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