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post #1 of 3 Old 01-27-2014, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
StormChaserTim
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Sunroof and hail

Well, my cheap Jeep has become a pretty solid, upstanding member of society.

So, my plan is to drive the snot out of it across the Plains this spring, chasing storms.

The sunroof is a concern for me. Anyone know how strong they are? Anyone been through a big hail storm with theirs, and blew a sunroof?

Not only that, it someone has a spare glass panel, I might be interested in discussing an acquisistion, LOL.

Tim


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2002 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 2wd, 4.7L V8 - Hailstoned, windshield cracked, storm chasin' truck. But dependable.
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post #2 of 3 Old 01-27-2014, 09:20 PM
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If it was me, I think I would use the roof rails to hold some sort of wire/metal cage above the sunroof to prevent, or at the least, reduce the chance of real damage to the glass. I imagine something similar to the roof baskets would work similarly as well as give a place for storage.

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post #3 of 3 Old 01-27-2014, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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I had thought of fabricating a hail guard using the roof rails. Not like it would be very difficult.

Tim

2000 Grand Cherokee Limited 2wd, 4.7L V8 - It's blazing fast, blue, and the heap of Jeep.
2002 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 2wd, 4.7L V8 - Hailstoned, windshield cracked, storm chasin' truck. But dependable.
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