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Old 08-18-2007, 05:16 PM   #1
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Is it a tough job to replace the top?

I don't like the color of my top and am seriously thinking about buying a black Haartz Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Black Canvas Replacement Cloth Top with Defroster Glass window for $655 shipped on ebay (Item number: 320145317413). Does this sound like a quality item at a fair price or does someone have a better and less costly option. Has anyone replaced their top and was it a difficult job. How long does it usually take? I would like to save the money and do it myself if its simple enough. Any ideas or feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-18-2007, 05:24 PM   #2
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Old 08-18-2007, 05:25 PM   #3
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Has anyone priced the On-Board computer upgrade at the dealer?

I was curious if anyone has priced the upgrade (4 stalk conversion) of the On-Board computer. I have a 2002 S. Thanks.

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Old 08-18-2007, 08:11 PM   #4
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The top you're looking at from Topsonline is a Robbins top. They are one of the largest convertible top makers in the country. The product should be quality. When I replace my top in the near future, I will be using one of the tops from Topsonline.

The job is probably not really really difficult, but it is time consuming. A couple parts have to be ripped off of the old top and glued to the new top.

People who have done it say they could probably do the job again in about 8 hours or so.

The link posted to Mike Focke's page was a DIY someone sent me, that got forwarded around until Mike put it on his page (which is a great resource).

People have also said the Robbins top comes with good instructions that are very helpful.
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Old 08-19-2007, 01:03 PM   #6
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How long does it take to replace a top? Is it something one person could do?

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Just something to note.

Toponline.com glass top kit comes with tall the necessary wiring to hook up the defroster.

Convertibletops.com also sells the Robbin glass top kit for less but I don't know if it includes the defroster wiring.

http://www.convertibletops.com/porsche.html
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