It's about the only thing I don't have (along with fog lights, but
that's way easier)
I'd like to have a moonroof (kinda like the OEM one, not the cheap
Can it be done?
One of my friends jokingly suggested getting a top from a car that has
one, cutting my top and installing the other one (which of course I
*DON'T* wanna do)
I know it might sound a little stupid, but I'd really like to have a
moonroof on that car...
The ASC sunroof / moonroof I have in my '95 Crown Vic is slick. Many people
think it's a factory job. It leaked only once, had a clogged drain line. I
think it was added before the car was delivered from the dealer. I have no
idea what they run, this one looks factory, even to the fit of the glass in
the well in the roof. Check some custom dealers.
An aftermarket moon roof costs a dealer around $850 and retails for around
$1,200. That is a lot of money to invest in a car worth around $5,000. One
would be better off to invest in a newer car with fewer miles and a moon
Don't do it! After market moon roofs do not have the built in metal
channels under the moon roof to carry off water, like one would find in a
factory moon roof. The channels to handle water are simply built into the
rubber moldings. The problem is that over time the moldings deteriorate and
the seal between the moldings and the roof will eventually start to leak.
Mike - the roof on my C-V with the ASC has the very same deep well and
corner drains as the factory flip-up from my '84 Bird. I thought it was
factory for that very reason until my shop manual arrived.
If I hadn't seen it myself, I would agree 100% with you.
Of course, who knows if they still build them that way...
For several years the factory roof was installed by American Sun Roof, in
vehicles that had the openings stamped into the roof before the body was
assembled. In the eighties Mustang convertibles were also made by them,
from partially completed notchback coupes. After market sun roofs are
installed at dealerships by outside installers who cut a hole into the roof.
The resulting hole, lacking the reinforcing added by the gutters, weakened
the top and Ford recommend dealers NOT install them in Cougars and T-Birds
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