Astroroof 87 WE4 Issues

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    Installed a new seal in my 87 WE4. The old seal was shot and I noticed some dampness in the interior. My car
    having no rust or rot I had to fix it. The new seal wouldn't allow the roof to return flush to the roof of the car. I drove in the rain it was like being on the maiden of the mist car got soaked inside.
    After some advice from some really helpful members on here, I added a thin layer of wax, lubricated the tracks and installed a window turbo ( motor was working fine but the extra juice seems to have helped ) and it has made a night and day difference above is a video of how its closing now. The new seal needs some time also to conform to the roof so I'm leaving it closed for a few days and then I plan to water test it. fingers crossed
     
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    Damn! That window moved quick. None of my windows, astro or otherwise move like that.
    Very cool
     
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    Wow! Mine has never closed that fast. It's always been a slow crawl. I should hook up a hotwire to the motor.
     
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    Nice. gotta get that window turbo
     
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    I need a seal also. Which one did you go with?
     
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    It came with the car, Brian at Gbodyparts has them in stock. I'm pretty sure this one came from there.
     
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    It rained yesterday Here In NY and the cars interior is bone dry. Wasn't the hardest rain but I'm very happy so far.
     
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    poured this morning interior is dry
     
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    Damn! Is that a ballbearing Turbo on that roof??:eek:
     
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    I need a new seal, too. How was the install? Wouldn’t mind one of those turbo’s either lol all my windows craaawwwwwllllll.
     
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    Its involved had a buddy install the seal. Headliner has to come down and the astroroof assembly does as well
    The old seal material was tough to get off.
    The motor was well worth it and one of the easiest installs I have ever done
    some good info here
    http://www.gnttype.org/techarea/bodygauges/astro.html
     
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    IIRC the headliner does not need to come down to do the seal on the astro -roof. I replaced the one in my car years ago and managed to pull the glass out without pulling the headliner. On my ASC roof car it all came out.
     
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    was too nervous I’d break the glass. That’s why I️ had a buddy do it.
    Was it a bitch that way ?


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    Its better to take the whole thing down. The kit should have had two seals. One for the glass and one for the steel tub.Another real good thing to do is blow out front drain hoses and remove rears and make longer ones and have them exit through bottom of quarter. The way they came with hoses dumping on top of inner wheel house was a great design.
     

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