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Old 09-12-2011, 04:32 PM   #1
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Hardtop question

I recently bought a 1999 Boxster with a removable hardtop - just to have a convertible to drive around in the summer. I like it so much that I'm considering selling it and my 2008 Audi A5 to upgrade to a newer Boxster. With the hardtop, I think I can drive it in the winter. Besides, I have a truck I can drive in inclement weather.

I'd like to keep my hardtop for the newer Boxster, even if I have to re-paint it. Does anyone know what years the 1999 Boxster hardtop will fit?

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Old 09-12-2011, 04:57 PM   #2
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The 1999 hard top will fit cars up to an including the 2004 model year. In the 2005 model year, the Boxster was redesigned. The model designation changed from 986 to 987.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:02 PM   #3
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986 hard top

I believe it will fit 2004 and older.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:17 PM   #4
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Hardtop question

Thanks guys. I guess I'll just give up on the idea of using the hardtop on a newer car.
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:05 PM   #5
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Maybe you'll get lucky and be able to find a 987 with a hardtop, too.
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:49 PM   #6
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I was wondering whether fewer people bought 987's with hard tops. The newer glass window tops are quieter and have a rear defroster. So, the hard top offers fewer benefits than for a car like mine with a plastic window and no headliner.
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My hardtop is rattling quite a bit. The rubber on the right side is malformed all of a sudden. Not sure how that happened. Has anyone done the seal replacement on a hardtop? Anything special I need to know? I can still turn up the noise box and drown it out, or keep my foot in it and listen to the intake. So far it hasn't leaked, but I'm sure it will at some point if I don't fix it.
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