Webasto Products Spoiler Sunroof Install on a Toyota Pickup - Shining Through
13.With the hole completely...
13.With the hole completely cut, the old section of roof was removed and used as a snow sled.
14.You changed your mind and...
14.You changed your mind and don't want a sunroof? Uh, too late.
15.The glass was test-fit...
15.The glass was test-fit with the tape still in place to protect the roof. The hole shouldn't be too tight - you can flex the roof when tightening the trim ring if it's too tight. Jeff uses 1/8 inch as a good rule of thumb when he tapes, cuts, and test-fits the glass.
16.The tape was removed toward...
16.The tape was removed toward the hole to ensure that the paint wouldn't peel. This is an important tip; you don't want to have to repaint your roof due to such a lousy mistake.
17.The foam sealer was then...
17.The foam sealer was then run around the whole edge to prevent sunroof leaks.
18.The trim ring and molding...
18.The trim ring and molding were both installed. The black trim ring is an important step that guarantees the sunroof is sealed and properly in place, so Jeff checked that all the bolts were tightened and the sunroof grabbed enough metal all the way around.
19.After both the trim and...
19.After both the trim and molding were installed, it was time to wire up the switch. Jeff bare-metaled the upper roof support where the switch would be grounded and was careful to double-check the length of the screw so as not to make another hole in the roof.
20.Next, Jeff tested the fuses...
20.Next, Jeff tested the fuses with a test light to find an ignition wire. Once the proper fuse was located and pulled, he used a fuse connector to properly secure the wire to the fuse and reinsert the fuse into the fuse box.
21.The next task was to make...
21.The next task was to make a replacement headliner. Using the factory headliner to measure the curve, Scott traced the edge onto headliner cardboard. After the proper shape was obtained and the outline cut away, he cut almost 1/2 inch behind the traced line to use on the new tweed headliner. This cardboard insert was sewn to the end of the new tweed headliner and used to tuck under the front panel of the roof.
22.Jeff sprayed the edges...
22.Jeff sprayed the edges with the upholstery glue and stretched the headliner tight, smoothing out all the wrinkles. He used cardboard to mask off where he sprays the glue to avoid overspray.
23.With the headliner stretched...
23.With the headliner stretched smooth and glued all the way to the sunroof hole, Jeff measured the center hole and cut away the excess tweed.
24.The fit and finish of the...
24.The fit and finish of the headliner and sunroof was taken care of using rubber lining, similar to the lining used to cover the hole you cut in the your bed to clear the notch.
25.Next, the switch was cut...
25.Next, the switch was cut out and placed in the switch pod.
26.The finished product from...
26.The finished product from the inside shows why it's always better to go to the professionals when it comes to cutting a hole in the roof. A shop that has years of upholstery experience can install a factory-quality sunroof and won't leave you stranded when it comes to the headliner chores.
27.This Webasto sunroof hangs...
27.This Webasto sunroof hangs 7 inches off the back, creating a sick spoiler effect.
28.Here's a glance at the...
28.Here's a glance at the 27-1/4x10-1/4 inch opening our new sunroof provides. It's plenty big for a single cab.
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