Thanks for updating the topicmogman wrote:Fold the rear seats down and work from inside you can work the whole roof by hand with a large flat screw driver, Make sure the cables are level by driving them in and out by hand and if there are not level, remove the motor and drive wheel and try again once level attach the roof on the front sliders. I drove the whole thing to the front by hand to check every thing was alright before connecting the electrics.
If I understand correctly, the key is to having a smooth and easy to move by hand roof runner and cable drive system. Then having strong original mounts because repaired parts are just not up to the job.
And you may have a few weeks of sun to enjoy your work in