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Help! Roof problems with VK

Phantom VK

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I have a VK Commodore which has undertaken a lot of work in recent times.
The problem we are having at the moment is that the previous owners did some dodgy stuff to the poor thing and now we are having to fix everything! The latest issue we are having is with the roof. Currently it has a dodgy sunroof installed which doesnt fit and leaks. We were told we would need to replace the roof - does anyone know if the roof needs to be replaced or can a panel be welded into the spot where the sunroof was? Is replacing the roof too dangerous? Any help would be appreciated!
 

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I dont think you will ever repair the hole properly, a roof is something hard to get right. However you can replace the hole roof, its alot of work but you can do it.
The roof section is braised onto the tops of the pillars I have photos if you want them. You will need to remove your headlining etc, windscreens.

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Scott
 

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All i can say is biiiiig job you got there, if it was me i would either consider a new sun roof that fits properly or get a whole new shell and start from scratch..
 

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Personally I would prefer to replace a roof than move all the mechanicals & trim into a new body shell. Attached is a pic of the joins I am talking about.

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Thanks

Thanks for all your help.

As for replacing the VK - so never gonna happen! Replacing the roof is much easier than moving everything out of this one into another one - we have already spent a small fortune, dont want to have to start again.

Think the roof will just have to be replaced. My smash repairer can do it for around $2k - I was just hoping there would be another way :)

Thanks again.
 

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As Growlz said:::: Go buy a new sunroof & get it fitted professionally..
Much cheaper than a new roof..Plus good in Summer
 

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you could by a couple of straight VK's for $2000... it would be cheaper getting a replacement sun roof than a new roof panel...
 

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Dont really like sunroofs - all they seem to do is cause problems. Besides, this was a dodgy home job and I was advised by several sunroof places that it is illegal to have a sunroof without the engineers certificate for the cut out in the roof.

Decided to go ahead with the roof chop. Should be ready next week.
 
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