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Old 01-26-2010, 08:00 PM   #1
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Top swap DIY

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does anyone have a DIY for swapping the whole top assembly (with frame) etc?

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Old 01-26-2010, 08:43 PM   #2
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It's DIY (Do It Yourself), not DYI.
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Mike Focke's site has a complete DIY guide, I believe Boxtaboy has done it.
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2003 OEM glass convertible top installed on an 01 Boxster
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three bolts and a small screw on each side... easier to do with the clam shell of so no scratching... i've done it twice... where are you located may be able to help if you need it... not to bad at all....
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Yep, have done it on my 01 when we put an 03 top with glass window on. Here's everything you need to know about top transplants....

http://sites.google.com/site/mikefocke2/thetop-itsmaintaince%26replacement
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if it is just swap of the top, it is probably the easiest ting to do on the boxster, even simpler than an oil chance!
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I was reading over Mike Focke's site, and one thing is still unclear. Can you in fact put an 03-04 top and frame on a 97-99 that has the old transmissions, switches, etc. and not change anything and have it work properly?
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I was reading over Mike Focke's site, and one thing is still unclear. Can you in fact put an 03-04 top and frame on a 97-99 that has the old transmissions, switches, etc. and not change anything and have it work properly?
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No- the 03-04 top is a plug and play drop in to a 2000, 2001, and 2002 Boxster, but in order for it to work in a 97-99, you have to do a couple of modifications in order for the control unit to understand when to stop cycling the top. It is very doable though, and Maurice (schoir is his handle here), has done it on his 97 Boxster, and it works perfectly. I would contact him for instructions if you source an 03-04 top.

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