The seal comes mounted to the glass on a NEW sunroof glass.I was super hesitant about buying it, and if I would enjoy this thing… I just never really had a soft spot, nor experienced, an 80.
I was VERY wrong about ANY preconceived notions… it’s awesome. I’ve been driving it everyday for the past few weeks, and I am blown away.
We finally had a weekend without rain in New Orleans, so I decided to take my 69 FJ40 out for some air. Lol by Sunday, I was starting to miss the 80… My 40 is a bit of a death trap at the moment - no headlamps, blinkers, etc.
The only qualm I’m having with the 80, is the sunroof. It was garage kept by POIs… and the old sunroof was no match for May in New Orleans. 100% sunroof leak.
Need to figure out if I can make some sort of aftermarket gasket/weatherstrip, which creates a solid seal… or spend way to much money trying to find a new (old stock) run roof glass.
You need to flush and clean the sunroof drains and make sure the hoses are still attached in the corners. (Do NOT use compressed air to clean!)
There's also the bicycle inner tube fix.
There's the magnetic sheet giant band-aid fix.
There's rebuild your complete sunroof and reinstall it fix.
There's the caulk it shut because I'm done with it fix.
There's the remove the sunroof completely and weld a panel in the hole and repaint fix.
With the 92, the headliner is hard to R/R due to the design.
The 95+ have a molded fiberglass headliner (you can swap if you get a COMPLETE set from a wrecked truck) and can be easily dropped to access the sunroof.