I don't know how to do that, but if you have a Google account, download the Google Drive app, and transfer your photos there from your phone, then you can access and download the photos to your computer from Google Drive to post here. This is assuming you don't want to use Apple Photos.I haven’t figured out how to attach pics from my iPhone to the forum. I have a lot of pics of this mod.
KRH,The seal attaches to a metal trim piece that is pop riveted it in.
You could cut and bend bend up some light alloy to make your own trim pieces and screw them in with some small s/steel screws after drilling some small pilot holes and rust proofing them first
It would be wise to use windscreen sealant (non acidic) to avoid moisture between the seal & the painted lip (rust is a common problem around that roof panel edge & the seal)
I use an iPhone tooI haven’t figured out how to attach pics from my iPhone to the forum. I have a lot of pics of this mod.
They are COMPLETELY different!Hello, just want to check - the difference between sedan and coupe sunroofs is the cassette itself or just the top panel (size)?
Basicly - is it possible to fit the W140 cassette into C126 and then just fit the C140 glass panel?
Original sunroof in my SEC is ruined and would like to change it whole. It’s almost impossible to get the full C140 cartridge. Plenty of W140’s though.
Dear Solid Snake, writing you from May 6, 2020 in gratitude for your good photos and step by step help. Your photo of the glass roof side by side with metal roof makes me think that I might be able to simply replace the dented metal roof panel until I locate the glass and do the full project. Would you comment on your sentence that comes before : Voila! In your experience is it possible that the metal roof panel is accessible and removable with only 8 bolts?Alright guys...
First step is to remove your W126 panel from the car. My lift arms are broken, so I am not able to do it the conventional method of the 3/4 open way and unbolting it and the rails. I just unbolted the eight 8mm bolts from the panel, twisted a bit and voila, no more panel.
Second step is to unscrew the rails from the body of the car. Silver in color, and have 5 phillips head screws and 1 flat head screw in it. Do NOT touch the flat head, as it is a vertical adjustment for the leading edge of the roof in the closed position.
Third step is to remove the arms. Again, my arms were essentially shattered, as well as my drip rail, so I just had bits to remove. There is a bit of finagling to do to get it out conventionally, however, as there are tons of tracks and nubs that slide in said tracks.
4th step would be the debridement of the rails and area. I neglected to do so, as I don't have any of the sunroof paste, but my indy is letting me have some as a reward for this feat
5th would be to install the rear portion of the arm, which separates via a little white pin. This is easily the hardest step aside from acquisition of the cartridge, as you really need to angle it in perfectly with your hands, and not your eyes... I couldn't tell you if there's a trick or not, as I wasn't able to figure it out if there's an easier way.
Next, Install the front portion of the rail by aligning the aforementioned pin and the little felt nubs into their track at the same time, or it won't work.
Last thing is to connect the arms to the transfer bridge, and then bolt in the sunroof panel!
Any questions or specific pics, don't hesitate to ask!
Yeah, that makes sense: The Cable Mount. Surely the cable that moves it must be figured out carefully. My job is made more complicated by the dented sunroof I'm replacing, but at least I have been able to retract it to expose the machinery. I guess my big ignorance is: once the cartridge is unfastened and the panel is still retracted into the roof is it still able to be cabled back out? That would indicate that the final step would be either pulling the panel back and then disattaching the cable? You've hit the nail on the head. What am I missing?I’ve got a glass cartridge for a sedan and have decided to just get my metal one repainted too. So I too will be looking for the quick instructions. I’ve done the removal before but can’t remember for the life of me what the steps are. I believe the panel must be removed from the cable mount, and can’t remember if that can be done without removing the headliner or cartridge.