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Sunroof Skin = kaploooooiiiieeee

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by reckedracing, Mar 25, 2006.

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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    so on the way to work today i was toying with a protege or some shit like that
    cruising along at a decent clip and boooffff
    there's this loud noise and then a lot of wind...
    look up and it looks like the sunroof popped up a little but i wasn't overly concerned...
    cruise a little further and decide to see wtf is going on...

    look at the top of the car and the sunroof skin is GONE...
    wtf...

    found it about 20 feet off the road in a little patch of trees...
    talked to the guy that was behind me and he said it got lots of air...
     
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    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    caught in a mosh...
    dayum! did it get bent or anything?
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    not really, suprisingly...

    the guy behind me was worried it was gonna dive into/through his windshield, but i guess it just shot straight up and flopped around before finally coming down in the small trees

    i honestly thought a window broke or something...
    just imagine what it sounds like to have the sunroof ripped off at excessive speeds...
    that tinny popping sound followed by a rush of wind...
    THHHOOOMMMPPPPP
     
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    MugenCRX Senior Member

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    Sunroof skin? Explain please?
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    the sunroof consists of 3 pieces... (86 crx si)
    the bottom most is the cardboard-ish headliner
    then you have a metal frame, outer box with middle supports
    then you have the upper skin

    you see the headliner inside the car
    and you see the "skin" outside the car
    and you're not suspossed to see the frame...

    so the skin = the painted top part, just sheet metal really...
     
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    MugenCRX Senior Member

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    Whoa. Weird! Have you figure out what caused the catastrophic malfunction?
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    uhm...

    numerous reasons

    old car = some rust, the sealant dried out, excessive speed with the windows open...

    i think these factors all contributed...
     
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    MugenCRX Senior Member

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    That sucks. Good thing it didn't go all Final Destination on the dude behind you! [​IMG]
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    [​IMG]

    any of you guys ever take a sunroof out of a first gen crx?
     
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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    yes





    careful with your headliner
     
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