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  • Sun Roof/Moon Roof....?

    ...what is the difference? Where can I get a new gasket for my 79?
    Lou Van Anne
    62 Champ
    64 R2 GT Hawk
    79 Avanti II

  • #2
    Dan Booth has them.

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    • #3
      Sun roof - bright light during the day.
      Moon roof - has a cover so you only have bright light when you want.
      The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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      • #4
        All has to do with the time of day. Sun roof when the sun is out, moon roof when the moon is in the sky. Bucket roof when it's raining, BTW.
        sigpic1966 Daytona (The First One)
        1950 Champion Convertible
        1950 Champion 4Dr
        1955 President 2 Dr Hardtop
        1957 Thunderbird

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        • #5
          I wish I had ordered my Avanti with out.....
          Originally posted by thunderations View Post
          All has to do with the time of day. Sun roof when the sun is out, moon roof when the moon is in the sky. Bucket roof when it's raining, BTW.
          Lou Van Anne
          62 Champ
          64 R2 GT Hawk
          79 Avanti II

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lou Van Anne View Post
            ...what is the difference?
            https://www.diffen.com/difference/Moonroof_vs_Sunroof

            https://www.cars.com/articles/whats-...1420666252506/

            https://columbuscaraudio.com/what-is...of-a-moonroof/

            https://www.thoughtco.com/moonroof-v...uestion-281526
            Dick Steinkamp
            Bellingham, WA

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            • #7
              At least the first three agree with my understanding of them and with each other.
              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

              SDC member since 1968
              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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              • #8
                Interesting: The "sunroof", as the box was labled, I put in my then new Datsun in 1979, was a smoked glass window that popped up with latches much like the 1/4 windows in a Coupe, or it could be removed but it wasn't particularly easy (and NEVER happened) is what these articles are now calling a moon roof. Oddly I had never heard the term "moonroof" until several years later. However, they reference the roll back roof of the Renault 2CV as a sunroof, and the sliding canvas roofs of my two '63 VW sedans have always been refered to as "Sunroof" by VW. I'd say they are all "sunroofs", with the sliding, roll back, or removeable roof given the option of being called a "moonroof" if so desired. If you've ever tried to look through one of those smoked glass roofs in the dark it's pretty hard to see the moon through, given the reflective nature of dark glass and that there are only a few days a month the moon is particularly bright enough to show through.
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                • #9
                  "moon roof" is kinda an out of date term.
                  Originally, a sunroof was a solid covered metal or cloth. Moon roofs are glass (so when closed you can see the moon n stars at night) and we're most often electrically operated. Now they are all just called sunroofs because there is no need to define the difference. Solid non glass sunroofs are pretty much a thing of the past. Havent seen one on a new car since the late 70s Wich is when "moon roofs" came into being.
                  sigpic1957 Golden Hawk

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