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Looks great - what did you use to fill in the sunroof hole?

I was wondering the same thing.
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Love the color combo !

Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Very cool! Can't wait for more photos.
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I was wondering the same thing.
Looks like the original sunroof panel welded in?
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Sunroof delete

There have been a few technical questions about how "I" filled the sunroof delete hole. Let me start by saying "I" didn't do anything- I don't have the skills, tools, or time for this large a project. The car is being backdated by Nick Moss at early911.co.uk in England.

As I understand it, there are several options;
1 cut off old roof and weld non-sunroof roof (opinions vary about where to make cut)
this is shown nicely by Chris Nielsen in his most recent build:
Cheap long hood...Another back date project
2 "peel" the sun roof skin of the car off at the rain guards and replace (saw this on PP but can't find link now).
3 use a special replacement panel (Fenn Lane?? in England has a metal one)- this can be welded or bonded (3M panel bond) in place. There are also FG panels.
Sunroof Delete on my 3.8 Widebody Projekt Part 1
4 Use the skin of the original sunroof and bond in place (this is what it looks like was done to my car)- I don't think you can weld in directly because of the gap.

There is also a lot of variance in how much of the roof substructure / bracing is removed.
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There have been a few technical questions about how "I" filled the sunroof delete hole. Let me start by saying "I" didn't do anything- I don't have the skills, tools, or time for this large a project. The car is being backdated by Nick Moss at early911.co.uk in England.

As I understand it, there are several options;
1 cut off old roof and weld non-sunroof roof (opinions vary about where to make cut)
this is shown nicely by Chris Nielsen in his most recent build:
Cheap long hood...Another back date project
2 "peel" the sun roof skin of the car off at the rain guards and replace (saw this on PP but can't find link now).
3 use a special replacement panel (Fenn Lane?? in England has a metal one)- this can be welded or bonded (3M panel bond) in place. There are also FG panels.
Sunroof Delete on my 3.8 Widebody Projekt Part 1
4 Use the skin of the original sunroof and bond in place (this is what it looks like was done to my car)- I don't think you can weld in directly because of the gap.

There is also a lot of variance in how much of the roof substructure / bracing is removed.
You dont know what was done to your car? Have you reconciled the shop bills recently?


You can indeed use the original panel and simply weld in backing plate around it. I understand that to be the most correct approach. Though othign is correct in this mod. Im not throwing stones from a glass house here. I am in the midst of dzusing in place a carbonate panel in a similar car...
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I just did a "sunroof delete". There are different methods. After a great deal of researching I chose to remove the roof skin. This leaves the A, B and C pillars intact and makes for a smooth roof. However, there are different methods.

If anyone is doing this, search under "sunroof delete"
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Any interesting plans for the electricals or interior?

From reading around this site, people seem much more happy with the outcome of their projects when they focus on drivability (reliability, civility, good street-handling, air conditioning, having everything work, etc) rather than all-out performance. It's well within reason to build a comfy daily-driver that looks great and goes like stink.
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I agree with your thoughts. My plan is to make this a daily driver from spring to fall plus saturday back twisty road fun- not a track car. I'm going high flow cat and a single out muffler (I know, I know everyone "load pipes save lives" etc etc but this will be my daily driver and my wife might even ride along one in a while). I'm thinking "sporty" suspension but not too harsh (I had a '72 911T that I went full elephant racing by Musante Motor Sports in CT- it was fun for thrashing but a bit harsh for daily driving). I'm going two tone interior- orange/teracotta and black (inspired by my old 2007 Cayman S and by Chris N.'s current build- see pics attached). I was back and forth about either total air-con delete or update to a more modern system- but I finally decided to update- it's hot and sticky in IL in summer and I will drive it much more, longer drives, etc in it's comfortable. I've contacted Griffiths in NJ but not sure about exactly when install will happen.
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From reading around this site, people seem much more happy with the outcome of their projects when they focus on drivability (reliability, civility, good street-handling, air conditioning, having everything work, etc) rather than all-out performance. It's well within reason to build a comfy daily-driver that looks great and goes like stink.
A lot of people forget that Porsches are road cars first and foremost. Always have beenů

So far I'm loving this build!
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Sunroof Delete

I was just wondering if Nick uses the weld in panel from England ......
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Dang, that's a lovely plan.
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man I'm liking this more and more!!! daily porsches are awesome! mines a total stripper and I still manage to put 10K miles road a year on her- yours looks more comfortable then mine!
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Love the color! It looks a lot like the willow green I used on my Harley project (alas, my '87 Carrera remains Guards Red). Yours may be a bit darker - hard to tell from photos on a monitor. Good choice on the stripes too. I'm envious.

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