Dec 13, 2006 update to the BMW 325is project car

Sunroof Delete

Per ponders the sunroof motor.
Per smash sunroof!
Per cuts the corners off our sheet metal.
After taping it in place, we drilled a bunch of holes.
A double bead of seam sealer should keep the weather out.
Putting all the rivets in place through the seam sealer aligns everything.
Riveting the roof in place.
While we were at it, we tore out the dashboard to prepare for the installation of the cage.

Weight up high is a bad thing in a race car, so we decided to completely remove the sunroof cartridge and replace it with a riveted steel sheet. The sunroof came out with little fuss, and all we needed to do to get the sheet metal to fit nicely was clip off the corners.

We then measured the positioning, taped it in place, drilled holes every few inches, put down some seam sealer and used pop rivets to make sure it doesn’t go anywhere. We’re going to paint the car once the cage is installed, so it will get a fresh coat at that point.

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