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Old March 22nd, 2013, 08:38 PM
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Sounds like you all have a sorta NoVa Rover Exchange going on down there.
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 09:57 PM
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The need a Pedro in the mix. Who stepped up to claim that role?
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 11:29 PM
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Well I sold it to the guy who owned it two owners before me, who always wanted it back. Pretty much the only person on the planet I would have considered selling it to. His sentimental attachment to it runs a bit deeper than mine... also I knew going to him the truck would be treated right. In fact he has been lurking here reading the thread, so I hereby turn it over to him to keep us all updated on any progress.

That's right! Thank you, Joel. And, I just walked in the door from the long drive home, so I'll elaborate on the story w/in a day or two...
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Old March 25th, 2013, 09:00 AM
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I knew he'd sell it eventually, hopefully its found its final home.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 08:12 PM
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Did you find a solution to the sunroof water leak before you sold it?

The roof pictures that you posted here http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...t=39446&page=5 helped me better understand what's going on between the headliner and the roof, but I can't stop the leak in mine.

It is a 94 LWB and water is coming in from the right side front corner thru the pillar to the floor/carpet. After a close look at your pics, I noticed the rubber hoses on each corner. Thinking that perhaps mud, leaves or whatever was the culprit, I blew air from bottom to top and vice versa. It didn't do anything for me and I still have water coming in.

I am considering as an option to seal the sunroof with a good silicone, but I prefer to go that route as the last option.

Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 08:31 PM
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I have a similar problem, however I think it is actually coming from the bottom corner of the windshield. There is a joint where the rubber and body meet that has a bit of seal or putty jammed in it. Mine has since dried and cracked. With the wiper motor bonnet panel removed you can just see it.I tried to silicone it but it is not totally sealed yet on one side. I checked the sunroof and hoses but they didn't have any holes in them. when I hit the sunroof with a hose, no leak. When I hit the Windshield it would "walk" a bead up towards that lower corner where the rubber meets and sneak in this hole. I could see it dripping down the firewall in the corner. I suspect this is the leading cause of rrcs losing their front floor panels!
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Old April 4th, 2013, 09:16 PM
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I doubt you guys have the same issue . The reason mine leaks is b/c the guy from whom I originally purchased the truck rolled it at a SOLAROS rally (around '99 or '00); it was never properly fixed. He showed me pics of the truck on her side, in very deep mud.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 09:37 PM
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Holy crap. Does it have a name? If not, may I recommend "Swamp Ass"?
Actually, her name is Jill. That's been her name since '00, when I originally purchased her. It's "Jill" b/c she's "jacked", as in jacked up (in more ways than one, lol).

I'm gonna give you all some more history and continue the build-up. Right now, I'm working on the title and getting her road-legal. There's a long ways to go...stay tuned.
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 05:17 PM
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Just an update to an older thread for anybody that searches this later. I had the same issues with the old METAL RRC sunroof leaking despite the drains being clog free. Fixed it by installing new seals and adjusting the panel as far rearward as possible and up as high as possible in the back. There are 3 torx screws on each side that hold the metal panel to the track - they have some wiggle room for adjusting. With a severe storm I bet it will still leak a little but it has been good for a few weeks with moderate ones. There is a design issues with these that become apparent as the seals age - there's no gutter in the rear, just the sides and front. Any water that comes in the back of the panel will drip on your head.

I got new seals from amazon for an old BMW. These seals are identical to the no longer available RRC rear one and the front one is a bit cheaper.

Front Seal: BMW Part # 54-12-1-870-086
Rear Seal: BMW Part # 54-12-1-920-052
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Old August 7th, 2013, 06:04 PM
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Thanks, Frank... that's great info! Not sure if it'll help this truck, b/c of its previous roof damage, but I'll look into it. It'd beat the packaging tape that's on it now.
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nice write-up in RN mag


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nice write-up in RN mag .
just read it. Crazy how he bought that thing 3x. Did you read the piece about the 90 converted twice. Marty? That was a crazy piece too.
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Old August 10th, 2016, 04:57 PM
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Did you read the piece about the 90 converted twice. Marty? That was a crazy piece too.
Yep-- I saw that truck at MAR 2002 and 2010(I think those are correct)

I still have the Travels With Rover bottle opener from 2001!



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Old September 29th, 2016, 09:34 PM
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Thanks, Jeff. I thought about posting a pic of the article, but you beat me to it. Progress has been slower than hoped, but she's in good hands.
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Old September 29th, 2016, 09:38 PM
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just read it. Crazy how he bought that thing 3x. Did you read the piece about the 90 converted twice. Marty? That was a crazy piece too.
I remember asking why no galvanized frame on the first rebuild.
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Old September 29th, 2016, 09:50 PM
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I also bought my first Rover back four and a half years after I sold it. That RRC is very, very cool. I don't blame you for grabbing it back when you had the chance!
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Old September 29th, 2016, 10:58 PM
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Much appreciated, RB. It was a seriously long process, but VERY worth it.
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