In this month’s web exclusive article, we visited Sunroof Performers of South Gate, CA; this crew is no stranger to the pages of Lowrider. When we first visited Cruz and the crew at Sunroof Performers, they had old stock for the Lowriders, which was available to be installed. Since then, time has progressed and the supply and demand has grown to the point that prices have gone sky high, making these classic roofs harder and harder to acquire.

With this in mind, Cruz invested into the Lowrider market in the hope of developing a moonroof kit for classic cars. This has helped to fill the void of the classic moonroofs in the culture, which was starting to fade from the early days when they were a staple. The Vent-43 is a modern moonroof with OEM technology, which is designed to last many winters and summers. Check out our classic Lowrider getting fitted below for a moonroof by the pros at Sunroof Performers.

<strong>1.</strong> This classic Impala was ready for a modern moonroof.<strong>2.</strong> The Vent-43 is a understatement as the glass and opening of the glass is as big and in some cases bigger then the traditional 44-inch moonroof that we are so familiar with<strong>3.</strong> Abraham removed the factory roof support.<strong>4.</strong> The roof received a stencil to allow the crew to square off the hole that they would be making.<strong>5.</strong> While we where waiting around Cruz showed us his inventory of glass and moonroofs that he had in stock.<strong>6.</strong> As the saying goes measure twice and cut once and as you can see they went for it.<strong>7.</strong> Eddie used his steady hand to do the first cut.<strong>8.</strong> The roof was ready to be flanged as they would do from the factory<strong>9.</strong> The flanging ring was aligned so the metal shaping could take place.<strong>10.</strong> Aligning the flanging tool is very crucial before getting started, as you can see several vise grips will hold the ring in place.<strong>11.</strong> As the traditional ironsmith Abraham works the metal to shape it to his need.<strong>12.</strong> The flanging on the roof was almost done and was ready for the inner ring to be installed.<strong>13.</strong> The inner ring was designed as the traditional style which will allow the moonroof to be bolted on.<strong>14.</strong> The inner ring received automotive glue to make sure that it did not come loose. It will also work as a sealer to keep water from spilling into the car.<strong>15.</strong> Here a look at the metal of the roof which was rolled and will hold the inner ring in place.<strong>16.</strong> As well as rolling the metal on the roof it also received rivets which will keep it from coming loose.<strong>17.</strong> As you can see from the outside the hole in the roof was going to be big.<strong>18.</strong> With no back window in the car Cruz and Eddie took advantage and installed the moonroof through the opening.<strong>19.</strong> With the glass in the car it was time align it into the hole that was cut out for it. Abraham bolted in the glass and tracks as it was lined up.<strong>20.</strong> With the glass in place they added extra support to the car.<strong>21.</strong> The drain tubes will keep your interior from getting wet.<strong>22.</strong> The electrical switch was wired up and was going to be installed in it traditional space.<strong>23.</strong> The final details where being done on the installation as they wrapped up the install. The glass was looking good close but we where ready for the real test the opening.<strong>24.</strong> When you hold the switch you can open the glass almost completely open. This new technology is what's going to separate you from the rest. This install was a wrap as the pro's at Sunroof Performers knocked this out in a couple of hours.