HARD Motorsport - BMW E36 Sunroof Delete Panel
Shed some weight on your E36! Our Sunroof Delete / Replacement Panel offers weight savings over the stock sunroof cassette and panel skin without the rough-shod interior look of other aftermarket panels.
Our sunroof panels are made with 2 layers of thermoformed ABS Plastic. The exterior side replicates the stock sunroof panel, while the inner panel incorporates an X-brace for added rigidity. The interior texture compliments our other interior dash and door panels.
Thermoformed ABS Parts provided are UNFINISHED. Some surface irregularities occur due to the composition of the raw materials, which can vary. These can be sanded out during the prep and finish process if desired. ABS can be prepped and painted using standard automotive plastic prep and finishes. Some scratching or marring of the exterior surface is to be expected and not unusual. Paint or vinyl wrap is highly recommended to protect the raw ABS from UV exposure.
Installation is as easy as locating your mounting points, drilling our sunroof mounting flange to accomodate the hardware, then simply fit into place. We highly recommend adding a securing bead of silicone during installation to also weatherproof the panel!
We include hardware for the front and side 5mm mounting points. If you wish to add hardware along the rear flange, you will need to drill small mounting points along the inner support brace. Doing so may result in damaging your roof skin behind the sunroof opening. (This is done at your own risk) Instead, we recommend using silcone or panel adhesive during finally installation. This hardware is not provided. Due to the variables in manufacturing, some shim/spacing may be needed to get a flush fitment with the roof panel.
- E36 2-door coupe
- E36 4-door sedan and touring fitment is possible. The sides of the panel need to be trimmed off about an inch on the sides due to the narrow roof. Additional shim/spacing may be needed for roof flush mounting.
- NOT for compact (or convertibles. Don’t get silly)
THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED FOR TRACK USE.
PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA
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Product quality is good. I was expecting a more plug and play fitment. I had to trim the sides and then add spacers to position the panel even with the roof.
I intend to buy the plastic windows for my sedan in the future. I hope that they have a better fitment.
Posted by HARD Motorsport:
Thank you and we’re stoked you’re happy with the quality. As for sedan fitment, Our insert was formed from a coupe roof panel, but with simple modification, these are close enough to fit a sedan. However, the sedan has a much narrower roof, so trimming is needed for sedan fitment. This is written clearly in the desciption.
Fits and looks good. Only recommendation I would have would be to have the mounting holes predrilled to make the mounting much easier.