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Old 01-24-2005, 03:58 PM   #1
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Hardtop Question

Okay guys, I got a hardtop for this winter and something's been bugging me.

I need to know if anything goes over the 4 holes by the front latch of the hardtop and if it does, does anyone have a part number?

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Old 01-24-2005, 08:59 PM   #2
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There is actually a cover piece that fits over the latch. The cover attaches to the top using those 4 holes.
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Old 01-25-2005, 04:49 AM   #4
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Jeff,

Got a part number?

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Old 01-25-2005, 04:59 AM   #5
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I would just call the dealer i will bet that there is only one and they will know what your talking about.
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Old 01-25-2005, 05:43 AM   #6
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BTW-How heavy is that hardtop? Do you need a pully and winch or is this a two man job?
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Old 01-25-2005, 03:12 PM   #7
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Hardtop weight

Its not so heavy, but it is awkward. Its too wide for you to hold it, and there is simply no way to take it off without 2 people unless you have the winch. I've had it on the car since I bought it so I've not had to store it yet. I'm thinking of building a rack out of plumbing pipe and insulation foam (pipe foam) for the areas that the hardtop will sit on.

If I had to guess, I would think that its between 60-70 lbs.
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Old 01-25-2005, 04:02 PM   #8
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yes i know someone who build a rack out of copper tube.
you can get a porsche rack and its not that much... it also comes complete with a porsche boxster hardtop cover with a color crest on.
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Yeah, but I think I want to mount it to the wall in my garage so It won't be sitting on the floor. I've got a small garage and every bit of space counts. The Porsche rack looks good no doubt. I just can't see it being that hard to replicate and I've got to fiture out how to attach it to the studs in the wall.
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The trim cover is 986 563 551 00.
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Thanks for info. I am glad I live in a climate where the top is not essential!
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I would not have your wife help you lift it my wife dropped mine on the back of my car and the guide pin put a real nice dent in my trunk. She then started crying because she knows that I can't be mad when tears are running down her face
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You can always try this.
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I would not have your wife help you lift it my wife dropped mine on the back of my car and the guide pin put a real nice dent in my trunk. She then started crying because she knows that I can't be mad when tears are running down her face
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Heh that's funny. Is that your wife in your avatar? J/K. But, if that was my wife I couldn't be mad at her even if no tears are involved
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Automon, so thats not your wife... then I've got to ask, why do you have a picture of Paris Hilton as your avatar?

Oh, and my girlfriend is taking offense at your statement I've only had it off once or twice when I was adjusting the pins so that I can get my top on straight and not too tight. She was quite helpful. It is awkward even with two people. Especially inside of a garage where its not very wide and you have to walk funny to clear the back of the car.

But the way I see it, it goes on once in the winter, and off once in the spring Then TOPLESS all the way!

Toolpants, thanks for the part number. You're a life saver.

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Old 01-26-2005, 06:13 PM   #17
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Jeff,

Okay, I tried to order the part, and I got 3 separate things:

986 563 551 00 A03
986 563 551 00 B12
986 563 551 00 FFF

I assume that the last 3 digits refer to a color? Anyone have any idea what just a black trim would be?

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Why Paris? Because I love dumb wealthy women they are my favorite
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Ooops. The part number I gave is missing the extension for the color code.

Black plastic trim cover is 987 563 551 00 B12.
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was that 986 or 987? I'm guessing 986

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