[T2] Sunroof question

Al Brase alribee at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 14:48:31 PST 2019


One thing I know is that even though some parts interchange, many do not.
Especially the geard device above the handle. It has stops on start and
stop. Each application takes different number of turns bug are like 13
turns, Volvo more, bays like 19 turns, Vanagons more like 21 turns. I had
an 82 Vanagon sunroof and drove it a LOT. other than cleaning out the pine
needle debris from the drain holes it worked flawlessly for 10 years.
Al

On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 4:35 PM c.dreike <c.dreike at verizon.net> wrote:

> OK Al,
> I've started taking some photos. Lots of abrasive fine dirt in my
> mechanisms. I have spent quite a bit of time cleaning. I still need to
> clean out the stainless guide tubes. Not sure yet how to do that. Maybe
> some stranded steel cable and an electric drill like we do for our type 1
> engine heat risers.
>
> I have new cables from CIP1. Got them on sale on cyber Friday for half
> off! I also have new plastic covers and a new drive mechanism. I think I
> should get a new handle too as long as I'm into it. I am also having new
> plastic inserts made for the front guides. Hope to do more work next week.
> I'm on my driveway and rain is expected tonight and over the weekend.
>
> Anyone know what the plastic piece is supposed to look like on the rear
> guides? Send me a photo if you can.
>
> Here is the link to the youtube video:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGvvrb7zykQ
>
> Do a search for sunroof on The Samba. Lots of good information there. Also
> I have a copy of Bentley for 68-79 buses that has some good sunroof
> assembly info.
>
> Cheers,
> Chris
>
> On 1/11/2019 2:21 PM, Al Brase wrote:
>
> Please figure it out so I can ask you questions! I have a1967 bug with
> metal sunroof and the mechanism is pretty much the same.(I took it apart 20
> years ago, but it was broken then! I should put together one day soon.
> Al
>
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 3:36 PM c.dreike <c.dreike at verizon.net> wrote:
>
>> OK,
>> Found the answer. I looked again at the sunroof operation video on
>> Youtube from storeagirl. I need to install the cable assemblies with the
>> lift mechanism! Doh!!
>>
>> Chris
>>
>> On 1/11/2019 1:34 PM, c.dreike wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > I'm installing my sunroof into my 71. When fully closed the back end
>> > is still about 3/8" low as if it didn't ride all the way up onto the
>> > ramps to push it into the closed position. It does appear to be on the
>> > top of the ramps.  Anyone know if there is supposed to be a plastic
>> > part on the ramps for easy sliding that would cause it push up the
>> > last little bit?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Chris
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