: I really, really want an astro roof...



water walkin warrior
06-10-10, 12:05 PM
Has anyone ever heard of an astro roof being installed on an '89? It would probably cost the same amount as buying another car, but man do I want one.

outsider
06-10-10, 12:08 PM
hit up some body shops and discuss it with them!

Maybe check some junkyards for a decent one for reference? I dunno man, never really been interested in them.

The-Dullahan
06-10-10, 04:00 PM
The only way to find out how much it will cost you is to ask around. Never been a feature I have been fond of (On any car) but that's just me, especially since on my car it would just be WRONG (though some modern hearses have huge sky windows in the rear)

If that doesn't work, maybe look into this?
http://www.gizmodude.com/2007/09/14/entry_images/0907/14/Fake%20Sun%20Roof.JPG

sven914
06-10-10, 04:24 PM
The astro roof was an option for '89. I believe the car has the plumping installed for water drainage, and under the vinyl roof is a panel that gets cut out. Beyond that, it a matter of replacing the vinyl top, head liner, and finding the actual astro roof window to be installed.

water walkin warrior
06-10-10, 04:45 PM
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http://www.gizmodude.com/2007/09/14/entry_images/0907/14/Fake%20Sun%20Roof.JPG

That's just wrong. lol I like being able to have it open especially on a nice spring or summer night. I've had moonroofs on a couple other cars and have always liked being able to look up and out every once in a while. Probably won't mess with putting one in my car (rather save the money for nice white walls when I need them), but as I look for older caddies, I'll definitely add it to my features list.

The-Dullahan
06-10-10, 06:29 PM
Just had to post that.
Sven basically closed my superstitions that an astro roof could be put onto any Brougham fairly simply (if not EXPENSIVELY)

brougham
06-14-10, 08:14 PM
You can get ones put in that look and work close the original. So close that that some people who own cars that have it done think it is original but they usually do a horrible job with it and look terrible on the inside.

gornati
06-15-10, 07:20 AM
the easiest way to do it, which is not easy at all, is to find a wrecked caddy with an astroroof, cut on the pillars, cutting your car and then, doing all metal work.

If you try to cut the roof and install one, you will have leaking problems and structural problems, the metal on astroroof cars are stronger than the ones without it.

I used to have a 81 with the astroroof, is a shame i didnt care at the time, today i would kill for one in mine 78.

gornati
06-15-10, 07:26 AM
if you want to buy one...

try to go to www. layitlow . com / forums / index . php ?showtopic=543662

copy and paste and remove the spaces..

gornati
06-15-10, 07:30 AM
guy wants 310 shipped anywhere in the US


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water walkin warrior
06-15-10, 11:01 AM
Wow. Cool. Thanks for the link, but I think I'm gonna forget about the Astro roof on my current car. It looks like a lot of trouble and money. I'll focus on a new paint job and improved performance instead.

75sled
06-15-10, 12:07 PM
These things are the bomb for chronic flatulence...especially the roofs that kick up in the rear. Just ask my wife. hehehe

jayoldschool
06-15-10, 01:50 PM
lol... ASStroroof!

The-Dullahan
06-15-10, 02:33 PM
Wow...Fart Jokes...Really?

bluebiarritz
07-29-13, 11:52 AM
Gornati, I bit late but I am looking for a white astroroof switch for my 1985 Eldorado. Are you selling this one in the image?

cadillac kevin
07-29-13, 03:52 PM
Gornati, I bit late but I am looking for a white astroroof switch for my 1985 Eldorado. Are you selling this one in the image?

Wow....this is an old post. BTW, I have a tan astroroof switch panel. One of the screw mountings is broken (I have the piece that broke off and it can be glued back on), but aside from that it's nice. I know its not white, but those astroroof switch panels are pretty hard to find.

csbuckn
07-29-13, 06:53 PM
Especially in white. Could probably just paint it white.

rodnok01
07-29-13, 07:26 PM
If the switch is able to be disassembled dye it white.

Aztec ETC ECS
08-01-13, 04:19 PM
If you try to install a Factory roof in a car that was not made for it, you're looking for an S-load of trouble. Opening edges are rolled. Aftermarket roofs don't require that. They have a molding around the opening, such as this:
http://www.precisionautoupholstery.com/files/images/Stratos_700_back_big2.jpg

Most upholstery shops can install.

MoistCabbage
08-01-13, 07:15 PM
If you try to install a Factory roof in a car that was not made for it, you're looking for an S-load of trouble. Opening edges are rolled. Aftermarket roofs don't require that. They have a molding around the opening, such as this:

Most upholstery shops can install.Not only that, but none of the mounting points are present either.

Unless you don't mind paying big bucks for some custom fab work on the roof, or even swapping on a roof from an AstroRoof car, after market would be the way to go. Most can be wired to work with original switches.

Cadillac Giovanni
08-01-13, 11:12 PM
Yeah, my two cents, an astro roof isn't the kind of thing that should be fitted aftermarket. It's way too much work to be done, and unless you're going to do it yourself and live with the consequences, no body shop or installer is going to do a good enough job to keep it from leaking or creating a ton of wind noise.