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sun roof

in my '01 xlt 4x4 theres 2 indents about 15x8 in wide on the roof above driver and passenger. ive always thought itd be sweet to put some glass up there. anyone ever do this?
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I've always thought t-tops would be sweet on a Ranger.
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ya i wonder how much it would cost to do that
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I would love to have a functional sunroof in my truck but the regular cab is to small really to put one in :(
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I would love to have a functional sunroof in my truck but the regular cab is to small really to put one in :(
i dont think its too small, my buddy had one in his regular cab ranger.
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i dont think its too small, my buddy had one in his regular cab ranger.
x2! i love mine.

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x2! i love mine.

does that ever leak?
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nope! the one i had previously leaked in a corner just a tad, but i didn't get enough sealant in it. when i put this one in (same exact one as the old, but working) i didn't even use the silicone like you can. just used the foam tape that came with the unit. i live in coastal nc and it has been through a few hurricanes.
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That looks good. Wish I had the extra cash for that. Probably have to get rid of the ohc though I would think.
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That looks good. Wish I had the extra cash for that. Probably have to get rid of the ohc though I would think.
I got lucky. had the sunroof in, then decided to do the ohc. here is how mine turned out.

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headliner is sitting in my garage waiting to be put back in.
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Dang, I must do this then. I love sunroofs in trucks
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i want one in my truck but im afraid i will break it, when i off road
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I'll grab a better pic tomorrow if I have time but I love mine.
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Just an idea that I had when thinking about a sunroof, couldn't you take an explorer, and cut the metal area around the sunroof, then cut that same metal out of your truck's roof and then weld in the explorer's roof into your truck? Those sunroofs usually dont leak and then when you needed to get parts for it, you would be able to order the stock OEM parts from ford or get em from a junk yard.

Just an idea though. It would probably work better if you had an extended cab too.

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NicAm47, did you do your sunroof yourself or where did you go to get it done? that looks really good!
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there is a guy that did use an explorer unit, along with the metal. not sure what happened to that truck, but it's gone now i think.
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Dang, that would have been cool to see done. I'm wantin to do that to mine sometime... once i get a little bit more money.
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I didn't do mine myself, it was in it when I bought the truck but the person before still had the service sticker they put in the truck when they got it done and it was some sunroof place in MN, not sure of the place?

The brand is SFC.
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when i get time to myself

i will stop by a place i know,, they do custom sunroof installs

small sunroof`s are their specialty ( manual of course )
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how do you have a manual sunroof? if you are talking about a pop up? i dont see the point unless you are putting a nice big hole in your roof lol that isnt just a crack at the back.
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I'll grab a better pic tomorrow if I have time but I love mine.
is yours a pop up that you took out? i just installed one of these in my sisters car it was pretty damn easy
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no no no!

i will be looking at getting 2 small manual sunroof`s

i don`t have any right now
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is yours a pop up that you took out? i just installed one of these in my sisters car it was pretty damn easy
Yeah it's just a pop up and the front and back clips unhook to take it out. I love driving with it out in the summer but i have to have another window open because of the noise.
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dude, that looks awesome. It looks like there is enough room for one of those retractable sunroofs on the ex-cabs...
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both look good, troy where did you get that one and how much was it? also is it power or manual?
i do like the idea with using a exploder one but that is some fab skills i don't have. i like the look of a sliding one over a pop and remove style. the sliding ragtops are also nice.
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