STRIPPING THE LEAKY SUNROOF
1We removed the roof and rear sides in LRM June issue. The roof panel does need a repaint. The sides are good, but the blue is faded.
2Leaky sunroof had been sealed with gaffer tape. This was pulled off and the removable glass panel lifted out and safely stowed.
3We’d previously unclipped the interior plastic trim and removed these securing plates holding the inner frame to the roof at each corner.
4With the roof inverted, the crosshead screws around the inner frame are removed to release it from the outer frame.
5The inner and outer frames are released from the underside. Sealant had been applied around the frames but hadn’t stopped the leaks.
6This main rubber seal was split in a few places and the fine white seal around the edge of the outer frame was brittle and torn.