JMB RetrofitsSky Insurance
Results 1 to 31 of 31
Like Tree11Likes
  • 1 Post By 16Klappe
  • 1 Post By jasongtr
  • 2 Post By Maverick1
  • 1 Post By jasongtr
  • 1 Post By 16Klappe
  • 2 Post By Scullies
  • 1 Post By Gops
  • 1 Post By crazy88
  • 1 Post By Blackcupraa

Thread: sunroof delete

  1. #1
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    315

    sunroof delete

    before i start weight saving my S3 my car has a sunroof, i didnt buy it with the intention of stripping it out but if im going that route i need to delete the sunroof.

    i know of a company thats done it to a mates porsche - no idea on the cost.


    id rather not just pop rivet a metal skin over the hole - still needs to look decent.


    any ideas that dont involve totally replacing the roof skin, if i were to do that it might aswell be in carbon fibre (i was going to do that to my mk2 bam golf as there was a company that did them for about £600)

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Scullies's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Dubai
    Posts
    1,260
    I would remove the glass and motor then silicone a piece of polycarbonate in the hole. Skylight FTW

  4. #3
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    315
    ill pass that idea cheers

  5. #4
    16Klappe's Avatar
    Princess Slayer
    Crazy Closet Champion, Curveball Champion, Ping Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, UFO Shoot Out Champion, Typing Test Champion, Smack the Rabbit Champion, Rabbit Hunter Champion, Mosquito Kill Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, KickUps Champion, Disc Dash Champion

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Basingstoke
    Posts
    5,084

    My Social Networking

    Visit 16Klappe's Instagram Channel
    When will people stop using delete in the wrong context because it sounds better
    jay1601 likes this.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

  6. #5
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    315
    wtf are going on about, im asking advice to delete the sunroof

    if you have nothing constructive to say dont bother posting at all
    CHEZ likes this.

  7. #6
    16Klappe's Avatar
    Princess Slayer
    Crazy Closet Champion, Curveball Champion, Ping Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, UFO Shoot Out Champion, Typing Test Champion, Smack the Rabbit Champion, Rabbit Hunter Champion, Mosquito Kill Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, KickUps Champion, Disc Dash Champion

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Basingstoke
    Posts
    5,084

    My Social Networking

    Visit 16Klappe's Instagram Channel
    Wow, what a thunderous piece you are.

    Thread derail engaged.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

  8. #7
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    47
    Delete = computer function associated with files or text.
    remove = taking your sunroof out of your car.

    just saying. Anywho I'd get some aluminium speed tape and just tape it up. cheap + hecktic chrome racer-boy look effect.

    2 birds 1 stone.
    16Klappe and Andrew@A.L.D like this.

  9. #8
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    315
    ive seen plenty of your ridiculous posts that offer nothing more than starting arguments - rattle my cage and you will get a response

    i stand by my last comment - nothing constructive to say, don't bother - so thats 2x nonsense posts - thanks for your great input
    Jason.s likes this.

  10. #9
    16Klappe's Avatar
    Princess Slayer
    Crazy Closet Champion, Curveball Champion, Ping Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, UFO Shoot Out Champion, Typing Test Champion, Smack the Rabbit Champion, Rabbit Hunter Champion, Mosquito Kill Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, KickUps Champion, Disc Dash Champion

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Basingstoke
    Posts
    5,084

    My Social Networking

    Visit 16Klappe's Instagram Channel
    What he said.

    What I find laughable about this is that you know of two companies who could do the work professionally, but have posted on here to a bunch of amateurs who will all tell you to bodge it before picking up the phone and speaking to them.

    Ring up the companies that you know can do the work, and talk to them. They are professionals, we are not.

    It is that simple.

    I must warn you though, **** with the bull and you get the horns. Gobbing off at me will not be a fun experience for you, because I am filled with common sense and an analytic ability to match a NASA scientist.
    Maverick1 likes this.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

  11. #10
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    315
    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick1 View Post
    Delete = computer function associated with files or text.
    remove = taking your sunroof out of your car.

    just saying. Anywho I'd get some aluminium speed tape and just tape it up. cheap + hecktic chrome racer-boy look effect.

    2 birds 1 stone.
    dictionary meaning of the word delete - to remove or cross out ​ - exactly what im doing removing it

    either way - i think everyone knows what i am asking

  12. #11
    Scullies's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Dubai
    Posts
    1,260
    Who you calling amateur???? I prefer to be referred to as newbie, thank you vey much!
    jojo and Gizmo20VT like this.

  13. #12
    16Klappe's Avatar
    Princess Slayer
    Crazy Closet Champion, Curveball Champion, Ping Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, UFO Shoot Out Champion, Typing Test Champion, Smack the Rabbit Champion, Rabbit Hunter Champion, Mosquito Kill Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, KickUps Champion, Disc Dash Champion

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Basingstoke
    Posts
    5,084

    My Social Networking

    Visit 16Klappe's Instagram Channel
    Two seconds, I have got a life to go and live. I will be back in half an hour to review your response.

    -

    Love Scullies. Xxx
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

  14. #13
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    315
    Quote Originally Posted by Scullies View Post
    Who you calling amateur???? I prefer to be referred to as newbie, thank you vey much!
    never said either

  15. #14
    Scullies's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Dubai
    Posts
    1,260
    Quote Originally Posted by jasongtr View Post
    never said either
    you managed to reply before I did, I should of used the quote option.

    back to you car, I think you going to need a fabricator to sort it out, or a new roof panel. Sounds like an expensive weight saving cost, you can think of it as paying for liposuction for you car

  16. #15
    Gops's Avatar
    6th gear @7000rpm

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Coventry
    Posts
    2,641
    Jardo is right here, your not exactly deleting it, rather replacing it with something else. Either way again just call those companies you have in mind and get some quotes. Why are you getting rid of it though? Soley for weight loss? I'd cut a bigger hole and pop a nice moonroof in, sod the weight, just get more power!
    16Klappe likes this.
    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    its either mapped or broken...

  17. #16
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    315
    agreed the cost could well be too high to save 10-15kgs - even if it is up high.

    its one of those if i start to weight save things it just runs away with you - just seemed like an easy amount of weight to lose without thinking of the actual cost of doing so (and doing properly)

  18. #17
    Gops's Avatar
    6th gear @7000rpm

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Coventry
    Posts
    2,641
    Are you planning on a track car?
    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    its either mapped or broken...

  19. #18
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    315
    Quote Originally Posted by Gops View Post
    Are you planning on a track car?
    i never even planned to buy the actual car....

    a mate called me up and offered it to me in the morning, brought it up to me and i bought it in the afternoon, i only really bought it for the engine to put into a Lotus Elise, i break cars all the time so knew i could sell the rest of it and effectively get what i needed for free, but it needs a better turbo so i thought of putting that on and running the car for a while, then im thinking of saving some weight and its all gone from there, if i was planning a track car S3 i would never of bought one with a sunroof. Hence its a bit of a compromised car if i did one, but its what i have now so i either go ahead or just enjoy it for a while.

    Im looking to put the Gtx2867 turbo on - T3 fitment as i have the manifold and external waste gate for that fitment.

    Aiming for 400hp - need to get back in touch with Bill @B5

  20. #19
    16Klappe's Avatar
    Princess Slayer
    Crazy Closet Champion, Curveball Champion, Ping Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, UFO Shoot Out Champion, Typing Test Champion, Smack the Rabbit Champion, Rabbit Hunter Champion, Mosquito Kill Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, KickUps Champion, Disc Dash Champion

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Basingstoke
    Posts
    5,084

    My Social Networking

    Visit 16Klappe's Instagram Channel
    Best bet for 400bhp is a Black Widow TTRS K04 Hybrid using a TFSI unit.

    Dan is currently developing one on Prawns track car; it could have the potential for K04 spool up with GT30 power.By the time you have fitted rods and done all the supporting chassis modifications it should be nearing its tested and ready to go stage.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

  21. #20
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    315
    from what i have read on here the tfsi K04 downpipe is very tight on the haldex cars.

    My car already has forged section rods and 550cc genesis injectors, just need an inline pump and 4bar for

  22. #21
    superkarl's Avatar
    MAN OF STEEL

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Liverpool/Southport. N west
    Posts
    7,542
    I cant be too difficult or expensive to have a fiberglass blank made for the sunroof. It could look neat, and would allow easyish swaps between sunroof and blank.

    Im fond of the idea anyway

  23. #22
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    315
    theres a guy where my unit is that is a fibreglass guy (ex F1 back in the day) ill ask him

    good idea

  24. #23
    superkarl's Avatar
    MAN OF STEEL

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Liverpool/Southport. N west
    Posts
    7,542

  25. #24
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    315
    hmmm, thats what i was trying to avoid anything bonded or riveted to the roof.

  26. #25
    superkarl's Avatar
    MAN OF STEEL

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Liverpool/Southport. N west
    Posts
    7,542
    If they custom make them, whos to say it has to be attached to the roof, could clip in, could have bolted brackets that hold under the roof skin etc etc

  27. #26
    crazy88's Avatar
    Loving the anonymity

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Posts
    4,806
    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    When will people stop using delete in the wrong context because it sounds better
    Couldn't agree more, I hate the the use of the word delete in this kind of context, it drives me insane!

    Quote Originally Posted by jasongtr View Post
    dictionary meaning of the word delete - to remove or cross out ​ - exactly what im doing removing it

    either way - i think everyone knows what i am asking
    The dictionary I looked at added..."something written or printed".


    Back on topic, before you have a hissy fit at me too, I kindof liked the idea of a clear perspex jobbie, like a mini glass roof. It'd be just like those nice new modern cars have.
    16Klappe likes this.


  28. #27
    burns3's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    223
    If your still thinking of putting the engine in an elise is it really worth your time, money and effort?

    I would just use the money you could spend on this idea and make the engine even better or add nos for ****s n giggles, just my opinion.

    All sed though a real carbon roof would look good but then i'd want a bonnet, tailgate and wings to match lol.
    Booooooosting just a little bit

  29. #28
    mattyboy199's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,689
    why not just remove the M&E & leave the glass where it it, cant weight much more then 4kg for the unit alone.
    2002 Dolphin grey S3 - Sym2+bose, heated leather, ally mirrors, R32 ARB's with superpro, Jabba stage 2 map, TFSI coils, Samco TIP, Forge DV & privacy glass

    2010 Green Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R - Akrapovic baffleless race can, LED cluster & HID's

    wanted for 8L S3:
    Unmarked grey rear bumper panel
    Milltek system

  30. #29
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    315
    its the glass and frame that weighs the most, the motor is not alot on its own.

  31. #30
    CHEZ's Avatar
    moderately amusing

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    just about, right here!
    Posts
    3,756
    just remove it and leave it out!
    sorted, cannot get lighter than a whole load of hole!
    also, every hole is a goal......


  32. #31
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    180
    Sunroof out, metal panel welded in place. DONE!

    Failing that get one of these companies you speak of to do it properly.
    16Klappe likes this.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Paint code location needed A.S.A.P? *DELETED*
    By Markb in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 9th May 2004, 19:34
  2. Squeks and Green stuff on the sunroof???
    By necroeire in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29th April 2004, 13:34
  3. Anyone got a new model A3 with a sunroof?
    By Irish in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 20th April 2004, 04:55
  4. Thread deleted
    By Administrators in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 7th January 2003, 13:42

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO