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Old 01-21-2003, 07:16 PM   #1
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Default would it be possible to swap the roof on a 2000 GC8?

I need to know if its possible to swap the roof with the sunroof thats on my 2000 Impreza 2.5 RS for the standard, solid roof? Any help in this matter would be great. Thank you in advance.

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Old 01-21-2003, 07:22 PM   #2
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Not easily, not cheaply, and in the end the car will not be very safe unless it is done very well, you would have to cut the roof of and then a body shop would have to weld on the new roof, and if its not done correctly....its just not worth it, put it that way.

why would you want to do this?

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Old 01-21-2003, 07:31 PM   #3
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I'm sick of the sun roof and I want to hook up a functional roof scoop. I'll do it when I get back to Cali, I have some connections out there. Thanks for the response. I'm gonna reserch it some more, now that I know its at least possible.
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Old 01-21-2003, 07:44 PM   #4
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anything is possible as long as you have the ca$h

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Old 01-21-2003, 10:44 PM   #5
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There is a member in the SE Forum that has already done this. It will not affect the safety of the car at all, it may even make it stronger. If I recall correctly the body shop removed the stock RS roof by removing the windsheild & back glass and then just removed the roof skin. They added a cross beam or 2 (factory parts from Subaru from a non sunroof equipped car) and installed a roof skin without the sunroof hole. The "structure" of the car was not cut or altered in any way. I'll search for a relevant link and post it here if I find it.
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Old 01-22-2003, 12:56 AM   #6
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If you're just in it for style and adding the roof scoop (and basically could care less for the extra rigidity) it should be easier to patch over and add a scoop without swapping a whole new roof.. Fiberglass and bondo works miracles
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Old 01-22-2003, 01:04 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info Opie. Cash is no issue so no problem.
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Old 01-22-2003, 07:33 PM   #8
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Just get one of those rag top slide back junts.

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Old 01-24-2003, 12:06 AM   #9
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If you're going to slice off the roof you might as well have a roll cage installed while you're at it. Seriously. I've heard of guys who have FIA cages installed by cutting off the roof, installing the cage, then welding the roof back down over the cage.

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Old 01-24-2003, 02:12 AM   #10
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If you're going to slice off the roof you might as well have a roll cage installed while you're at it. Seriously. I've heard of guys who have FIA cages installed by cutting off the roof, installing the cage, then welding the roof back down over the cage.

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makes sense, no need to gut the car then
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Old 01-28-2003, 10:22 PM   #11
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How difficult is it to put a sunroof on an L coupe?
Would like to have the aftermarket type that "pops up" at the back for increased ventilation.
Is there support structure in the roof that must be modified/removed?

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Old 01-29-2003, 10:00 AM   #12
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You know how they say there is no such thing as a stupid question?

I used to believe that before I read this thread.
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Old 01-29-2003, 10:11 AM   #13
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I remember a long time ago someone in Australia (I think) had a conversion that replaced your sunfoor with a roof scoop. You basically took the sun roof out and replaced it with a functional roof scoop.

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