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Old 4/15/18, 06:46 PM
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Not your Average Glass Roof Thread.

Well it’s happening...after toying with the idea since 2015 I finally found a glass roof and figured out a smart way to install the glass roof so I should start installing it early next month, I will try to keep this thread updated.


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Im not sure if my original image is displaying so im posting it again.

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So is this a top off a wrecked glass top car? Love to see the process from begin to end... Staying tuned in good luck.
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Yes this roof is off a donor 2010 that was hit pretty hard in the passenger side quarter. My original idea was to buy the frame, glass, sunshade, headliner, trim all of tasca new but the total was going to be over 4k. So I managed to find this one and grab it for less than 1k. I still might need need black trim pieces ($500 each) plus pay for my body guy to help me install this as I cant weld for crap.

But I will try and take many pictures as we chug along. I want to get pictures of removing the old roof, dissembling the glass roof and welding the glass roof frame, just to name a few.
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Sounds like an interesting project. Keep us updated! Love my glass top, would be hard to have one without it.
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Wow, quite a project!

I love my glass roof, and you will too. I did not trade up to a 2015+ only because there is no glass roof option, so I am keeping mine until they do.
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Interesting project, what are you installing it on ??
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Wow, quite a project!

I love my glass roof, and you will too. I did not trade up to a 2015+ only because there is no glass roof option, so I am keeping mine until they do.
Thanks! Im really looking forward to the first drive. I personally think the s550s cant hold a candle next to the s197s, but the 2018 gauge cluster is nice. I figure if Ford wanted to they could have put glass on the s550s...

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Interesting project, what are you installing it on ??
Those are some good shots! Really love both your Shelbys.

Mine is going on my 2012/"2013" v6 base that has been upgraded to the 400a package with some 401a included, 2013 body and interior. 2013 shelby quads, some other things Im probably forgetting.

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Just a pic to prove it was a 2012 base before I started touching it.
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Little update.

Over the past 2 day I have managed to figure out the previous owner put a tint on the glass so I spent an afternoon stripping the tint and adhesive off. Then cleaning it with glass cleaner, looks real shinny now!
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Today I found out while cleaning the sunshade that it was broken and wouldn't retract. So I had to spend today fixing it... turns out that not only did one of the shades rails come of the plastic guide but when it reattaches there is so much friction that it would not roll back and would just bunch up by the plastic handle. I fixed this by squirting some WD40 on the plastic rails and working the shade. It slowly got better the more I worked it. Its now buttery smooth. I then proceed to wipe off as much excess lubricant as I could to avoid getting any dripping lube on the headliner later. Some pics and video of operation after fixing.
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Got the interior stripped today. Looking at the roof structure and frame nothing looks different between the glass roof and the regular roof so I think this will be a straight forward remove roof and weld in glass frame.

On a side note finally got to test the proximity sensor system I added to my car. Real simple. All cars are wired for the sensor already. All that has to be added is the overhead console with the sensor and a hood switch and run one wire back the the SJB. Then just reprogram the SJB and BCM-B with the correct programming.... 2011-14 cars do not have the security horn in the back of the car btw but 05-10 does? I dont know why....

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My body-man swung by yesterday and he think this should be pretty easy and straight forward. I asked him if he though welding the frame would be better or cutting the pillars. He definitely thinks that welding the frame would be better. His only concern was if the windshield guys could take the windshield out without breaking it. But A new windshield is still work the glass roof to me so I still gave him the go ahead. Should be dropping it off on the 6th!
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Is there any risk of the body sagging when the original roof is cut out, making it difficult to intall the new roof?
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Very ambitious.

I'm excited for you. What you are doing is cool. You're going to love having this new roof!

Don't forget to have your car appraised with this new mod for insurance purposes! And get full glass coverage.
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Is there any risk of the body sagging when the original roof is cut out, making it difficult to intall the new roof?
There should not be any issues but if there is, I will definitely document it. But we will get it in the end!

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Very ambitious.

I'm excited for you. What you are doing is cool. You're going to love having this new roof!

Don't forget to have your car appraised with this new mod for insurance purposes! And get full glass coverage.
Thanks, I figured it was time to start being bolder with my retrofit pioneering. Im really looking forward to the first drive in it. I was already planning a appraisal of the car since it is now a loaded 13' premium. After seeing the $2000 glass and another $1000 for the black trim. I definitely do not want to pay any of that out of pocket.
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So I just got done dropping the car off yesterday. Today the glass guys are coming to remove the glass on my car and on the roof. Cost me $300 to get all the glass removed and installed. Wednesday I should know more about how that goes. I will hopefully go back up there and start doing the actually bodywork on Wednesday. I will try my best to take pictures!
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...and the suspense builds.



Looking forward to updates
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