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Old 06-14-08, 10:05 PM
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Pacific Glass Sunroof - Replacement Mounting Hardware and Weatherstrip

For those with the rare Pacific Glass sunroof panel for the factory sunroof. If you are looking for a new weatherstrip or replacement mounting hardware for your panel, I have some information for you.

Thanks to a business called "The Sunroof Doctor" http://www.sunroofdoctor.com/ I was given a lead on a new outer weatherstrip via a phone call.

The glass sunroof weatherstrip from a 1994-1997 Honda Passport/Isuzu Rodeo, part #8-94256-386-0 is a direct fit and costs approximately $77 shipped. However there are a few caveats.

First and foremost, if you're looking through Honda's dealership, you're going to have problems finding it. As of June 2008, the part is on backorder with no ETA, and only two dealerships in the US had the part in stock; now one (Rule Honda doesn't have it, even though it's listed). Fortunately, one seal is sufficient length to fit the panel.

Second, while the weatherstrip fits, and has the correct felt lining, it is identical in appearance to the original (see pictures).

The good news is that there's no adhesive required, and the weatherstrip will hold its shape around the panel.

In regard to mounting hardware, you can use stainless steel Hex-head bolts and lock nuts with o-ring seals. You can visit the hardware store and get the right sizes. Now as for length, you can have a local auto parts store cut it to correct length. I used stainless lock nuts; be sure to use anti-size compound, otherwise, the nut will freeze, requiring you to drill the bolt out and risk damaging the glass panel.

For those missing plastic mounting collars (which insert into the panel's holes and provides a barrier between the bolt and the glass) you can find new ones at your local hardware store.

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Remainder of pictures.
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is that glass sunroof custom?
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No, it was a production piece during the 80s-90s until the company went out of business.
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Good info...

I just redid mines, and the holes were a hair over 10mm.
I just used 10mm metric stainless steel fasteners - I think the SAE equivalent is 3/8"?
Good idea with the o-ring - I just used a lot of RTV to seal everything up and keep the glass insulated from the metal fasteners.


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The o-rings came from a set (I forget the material, but they were part of an assortment that I used to rebuild the OMP pump). I didn't want to use sealant because I wanted to be able to disassemble the sunroof assembly in the future if I needed to clean or maintain it.
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