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Old 05-23-2011, 07:17 PM
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Default Sun roof in a 96 xlt?

I have a 96 xlt and I've been thinking about sunroofs.. I don't have alot of money so I resort to pulling parts from junkyards. From what I've seen the explorers share tons of parts with the rangers.Would a sun roof from an explorer fit in a ranger? I'd prefer a manual one over electric. I assume the sun roof has kind of a top and bottom half so you cut the hole in the roof and headliner and place the unit in the hole for the most part right?
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:20 PM
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Default Re: Sun roof in a 96 xlt?

the square body explorer sunroofs are like that i think. they have a round knob crank to open close them. get into the 95+ ones and they are power and require grafting the explorer sheet metal roof onto the ranger.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:32 PM
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Default Re: Sun roof in a 96 xlt?

Pretty sure you can get a shop to install an aftermarket sun roof for like 2-300 bux.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:32 PM
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Default Re: Sun roof in a 96 xlt?

Thats what I was afraid of, I have very little body work experience, If I repainted the roof the rest wouldn't look right haha
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:50 PM
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Pretty sure you can get a shop to install an aftermarket sun roof for like 2-300 bux.
what? the unit i put in my truck costs $350, and that doesn't include the labor to install. the shop i work for is a dealer of sunroofs. i paid costs for mine. it'll be more like $500-1000 depending on which unit you get.
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:43 PM
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what? the unit i put in my truck costs $350, and that doesn't include the labor to install. the shop i work for is a dealer of sunroofs. i paid costs for mine. it'll be more like $500-1000 depending on which unit you get.
Ouch thats a little more than I've got right now
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:34 PM
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you may be able to get a low end manual pop up one for less, but i wouldn't go with just a pop up.
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