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    I have another question. The original roof had rust around the sunroof. I purchased a used 1987 roof and it is missing the brackets inside. I believe the were added to reduce noise when the roof was open. Do you think I need them?
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    Does anyone have an idea?

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    I doubt you need them. However I'd transfer them over to the new roof.

    It can't be all that hard (esp based on the work you've already tackled)....
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    It looks cleaner without them and I’d like to keep them off if possible. It starts to make me wonder if anything else is different. The early foxes were so unique that you end up with theses types of issues all the time.

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    RE anything else: the hatch is different and the hood is different. Both have different mounting points than later foxes. I know this because I have a 79 PC hatch and an early NOS hood on my 82GT. I had to modify both to work with my 82 (involved cutting and welding in both cases)....
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    Yes I’ve heard the hood and hatch were different and even the quarters were. I had no idea the roof was different as well. I will assume the sunroof, latch and mounting points are the same.

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    Nice work
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    I took some time today to inspect the condition of the new roof. It seems to be in pretty good condition.
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    I found a few more differences between the roof panels.
    The drain tubes are different. Newer roof drains are straight with no bends.
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    The original roof doesn’t have any indents like this.
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    And finally the original roof has these by the sunroof. I believe these may be for the sunroof lovers but am not sure.Name:  DD3B96E2-5FC4-405E-8068-316E063795B9.jpg
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    This makes a total of four differences I’ve noticed so far. I still plan on using it, wish me luck.

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