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Old 01-30-2011, 10:12 PM   #1
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Is the ceiling/roof in non sunroofed Bonneville reinforced in that area to where putting a sunroof in would be a dumb idea? Or would this just be too difficult of a task to deal with?
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id just go to a Jy cut the roof off a car that has it stock and wire it then weld it on hehe
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I don't have a definite answer, but from an economics perspective, it'* cheaper for GM to make one unibody and cut a sunroof hole in it, than it is to develop, manufacture, and test two different unibodies.

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id just go to a Jy cut the roof off a car that has it stock and wire it then weld it on hehe
As long as a roof transplant doesn't compromise the structural integrity of the unibody, it'* theoretically doable. Easier than stealing the Bonneville blueprints from GM and cutting a hole yourself.
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I see, where do you think the best areas to cut from, I think if gm just used one roof and put a hole in it and another one and didn't then I could just remove my little storage thing from the roof up to the fog switch and wire the 12v elsewhere and cute and paste... weld
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I'm pretty sure the added structure isn't in there, but enough people add aftermarket sunroof'*, so it'* possible w/o issue.
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Cool Thats what I hoped to hear. thanks
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GM didn't use one roof and cut a hole in it. The moon/sunroof option has it own roof with the tracks/support embossed/welded into them. That said, there is enough support between the roof and headliner for an aftermarket one as Bill stated. It isn't a matter of "where you should cut" If you going to do it yourself, the kit will have a template for cutting the roof and instructions. For the price of one vs the same w/installation, I would pay the little extra. They have the experience and tools for it to come out sharp. I did that with my 2005 LaCrosse.

I keep wondering, are you talking aftermarket or cutting a GM one out of a donor and putting into yours?
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i saw just cut a hole in the roof and put saran wrap over it...Protection from rain and just pull it off on nice days..And in the winter to hold the weight of snow throw a peice of cardboard on it with saran wrap and your good to go
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it works i promise.....Ask me how i know lol
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