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Process to swap glass roof onto my car?

Discussion in '2011-2014 Mustang Talk' started by StevenStarke, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. StevenStarke

    StevenStarke Fast/Reliable/Cheap pick2 Established Member

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    How big of of a deal is this? Anyone know?
     
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    fctrywrkr 5.SL0 Established Member

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    i can only guess a major pain in the A
     
  3. Deespeed99

    Deespeed99 Member Established Member

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    There is a video i seen of the process. Ill look for it but it didnt seem like a big job.
     
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    acrbill New Member Established Member

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    Not hard because you just bring it somewhere and they do it for you. It was in the aftermarket before it was oem. Iirc its about $2k.

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  5. Force Induced

    Force Induced Boost Addict Established Member

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    Personally while it looks cool I didnt get it for weight savings. But its kinda pricey just for a little view lol.
     
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    UnleashedBeast Engine Lubrication Guru Established Member

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    The roof is only 20 pounds heavier than the steel it replaces. That's not a big deal considering the view you have with the roof.
     
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    jymboslice Rookie Established Member

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    Dont you have to cut your old roof out?
     
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    apex32 5.slow Established Member

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    Interesting. I'd be weary to have my roof swapped on a car. But other than that I must say I love my glass roof and everyone has a blast riding in the car when they see it. It's a lot of fun and really cool at night too.
     
  9. StevenStarke

    StevenStarke Fast/Reliable/Cheap pick2 Established Member

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    Yea I think it would be nice. If there is no cutting, I'd like to do it.

    It's only 20 lbs heavier, IDC about that. I just want to find a car that has it.
     
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    burke985 Active Member Established Member

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    If you like it get it , everything for these cars is pricey im over that part
     
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    If you like to drag race better check with your local track first. The ones around here while pretty lax would never let a glass roof car run. They don't let verts run either.
     
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    apex32 5.slow Established Member

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    Hah! You better not buy a german car ever

    I highly doubt this about the glass roof. It's got more structural rigidity than the metal roof. Never heard of a glass roof not being able to run.
     
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    burke985 Active Member Established Member

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    Never plan on it :beer:
     
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    local tracks consider it the same as a vert, which they won't let run.

    Your assuming all tracks act the same. I've had it pointed out to me when I got a helmet that some tracks even though you only need an M2010 helmet for our cars will require a SA2010 regardless even though NHRA rules state my M2010 helmet meets requirements.

    Last night at the track, I made two runs with the helmet on, realized no one else was wearing one in my class and took it off for the last 8 passes I made that night. Generally they enforce the helmet rule.

    So to assume all tracks act the same, is just silly :p.

    Same tracks also require T-Tops be duct taped down. No exceptions.

    Like I said, depends on how picky they wanna be, sometimes they love to nit pick everything, other nights they don't care at all.
     
  15. beefcake

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    Shipping weight is like 7lbs or so difference I believe, not much of a difference

    I thought it looked great, why we decided to go with one on Dorothy.

    The glass roof joins the coupe and convertible to give Mustang customers three roof choices. It also addresses the fact that 62 percent of buyers in the sports car segment are interested in a sunroof or moonroof on their next vehicle, according to J.D. Power and Associates research. Mustang's new roof allows customers to let the sun shine in for half the price of moving up from a coupe to a convertible.

    While allowing occupants an unrestricted view of the world above and around them, the special tinted, reflective glass reduces energy used by the vehicle's air conditioning system by 20 percent and also protects the interior fabric from fading and deteriorating. A manually operated roller blind allows owners to block the light on bright days.

    Noise, vibration and harshness are controlled in the cabin with a layer of sound absorbent vinyl sandwiched within the special glass.

    The glass-roof Mustang is built like the coupe and has been developed to maintain the structural integrity of the car.

    "We want to offer this feature to customers while maintaining the quality and safety of the vehicle that we've been recognized externally for," said Paul Randle, Mustang chief engineer.
     
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    UnleashedBeast Engine Lubrication Guru Established Member

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    The glass roof adds a cool factor to the car. People look into my car saying, "I like the Recaro seats." Then they notice the roof and say, "Wow, that's really cool. I want that in my Mustang."
     
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    No cutting involved I don't think but you'd definitely need to order the new headliner trim piece + shade for it to look right.

    I love mine, really makes the interior of the car look bigger and you can suction cup gopro's all over the place.

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    would also be very interesting in making the swap as well, the key is finding someone reputable to do it
     
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  20. shitentenemusu

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    Anybody have the video link?
     

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