I have a sun roof question

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I have a sun roof question

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Post by 1eracer » 10 May 2018, 20:24

1968 sun roof. when I bought my car, it had second headliner installed that covered up the sun roof and no access drive plug and tube ( did not have the plug or tube ). Question is, how necessary is it to have access for manual crank drive ? If the thought is to have it, can someone give me specs to make the plug and tube for the manual drive. Or buy one from someone. I already installed a new flex drive. Thanks, Eric

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Post by BossElim69 » 11 May 2018, 04:04

If your sunroof motor or cable fails the only way to close/open the sun roof is with the manual crank. A.O.Smith made the access plug out of the arm rest bolt hole plug. It just has to be cut and shortened.
The print was drawn by Chris Engemann who is local to me and I have talked to him a few times at local car shows.
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Post by propayne » 11 May 2018, 06:12

Here's a pic I took of a nicely restored sunroof G that looks to be done correctly.

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Post by 1967 S Code » 13 May 2018, 12:56

Very interesting. I didn’t know that an armrest plug was used for the sunroof crank plug.

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Post by 1eracer » 18 May 2018, 00:40

Wow, I have been to several shows to find this information. I looked at several G's just to get pictures, with no help. I am amazed with everyone's help on detailed information. And the picture is the best ! I also have to build foam around the sun roof opening, as mine did not have this ether. Can anyone post some pics of a proper headliner with the foam ? Thank you for the help again. E.T.

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Post by BossElim69 » 18 May 2018, 04:01

The foam you're referring to is a removable panel to access the motor & sunroof drive parts. Some XR7 G's have the removable panel and some don't. My G doesn't have the removable panel.
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Post by 1eracer » 21 May 2018, 01:58

I keep learning new things about The ( G's ). I was told that the sun roof parts are a little different for each model year. I do not know if my car hade a removable panel or not, but interesting. The pictures are of great help too ! BossElim69, did you remove your shoulder harness seat belts ? Thank, Eric

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Post by cougarrand » 21 May 2018, 03:41

I do not have shoulder harness in my G either. Must be a build date thing.
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Post by BossElim69 » 21 May 2018, 06:03

I have shoulder seat belts. Just hadn't reinstalled them when that picture was taken back in 2010.
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67 Cougar road course racer
67 Cougar project car
67 Cougar GT
68 XR7-G trailer queen restoration.
68 Restomod
69 Boss 302 Eliminator
69 XR7 390 survivor
69 XR7 428CJ 4spd
69 standard convertible
70 Boss 302 Mustang
1993 Harley Davidson
2004 F250 diesel
2004 Jeep Overland 4.7L H.O.
78 Ford F 150 Ranger
08 Cobalt SS

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