Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-18-2007, 05:16 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SC
Posts: 18
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.

Last edited by rpeck; 08-18-2007 at 05:18 PM.
rpeck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2007, 05:24 PM   #2
Porsche Purist
Paul's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,038
1998 Boxster with 7.8 DME, 2005 3.6 liter/325 hp, Variocam Plus, 996 Instrument panel
2001 Boxster bought new. Installed used motor at 89k.
1987 924S 2002 996TT PST2
Owned and repaired Porsches since 1974. Have driven them all the way the Dr intended...
Paul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2007, 05:25 PM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SC
Posts: 18
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.

Last edited by rpeck; 08-19-2007 at 07:36 AM.
rpeck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2007, 08:11 PM   #4
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 939
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.
2001 Boxster - Grey on Grey
1969 911T Targa - 'Stinky'

http://www.zoto.com/frayadjacent/img...f27a-4a399.jpg <---- my car. ^ crap I post.

"The existence of the flamethrower is evidence that someone, somewhere once said 'I want to set those people over there on fire, but I don't want to have to walk over there to do it.'"
FrayAdjacent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2007, 02:59 AM   #5
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Longs South Carolina 29568
Posts: 161
I replace tops for a living in New Jersey. I use GAHH (they sponser this forum) I have done many Porsches
Peter Serbanica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2007, 01:03 PM   #6
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 373
How long does it take to replace a top? Is it something one person could do?

1995 Silverado V8 - Green/Tan (FOR SALE)
2000 Boxster S - Ocean Blue/Graphite Grey
2002 GSXR750 - Blue/White
David N. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2007, 01:23 PM   #7
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 3,417
Send a message via AIM to blinkwatt
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.

-99' Zenith Blue 5-spd...didn't agree with a center divider on the freeway
-01' S Orient Red Metallic 6-spd...money pit...sold to buy a house
blinkwatt is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page