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RedC 02-18-2015 12:57 PM

How to get Windstop when option wasn't originally purchased
 
Hi, I'm new to this forum and I just bought my first ever Porsche. It's a 1997 Porsche Boxster. It's red and looks almost new. I'm only the second owner. Now the original owner didn't buy the Windstop option (wind deflector, windscreen). But when I drive top down about 40 mph +, the turbulence is such that it's not a pleasant ride. I want to get the full windstop option. But I don't necessarily want to pay the outrageous price from Porsche dealer for it either.

Any ideas about this? Note that I do not have a frame as option never selected. So I cannot just buy a glass from a 3rd party website. Also, I would like the outer parts that go behind the headrests.

Please let me know. Thank you so much in advance. I'm in Los Angeles.
Great to be part of this Forum. And I'm super excited about my new baby :D

RandallNeighbour 02-18-2015 02:05 PM

You can buy the pieces from a stealership and drill holes in your rollbar and use a rivet to secure the pieces and voila! you have a factory looking center windscreen.

Call Sunset Imports in Oregon. Their prices are good for out of state purchasers.

I'd buy the actual windscreen and rollbar inserts used off fleaBay if I were you. They're awfully expensive from the stealership's parts counter.

Pominoz 02-19-2015 04:48 AM

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Originally Posted by RandallNeighbour (Post 436796)
You can buy the pieces from a stealership and drill holes in your rollbar and use a rivet to secure the pieces and voila! you have a factory looking center windscreen.

Call Sunset Imports in Oregon. Their prices are good for out of state purchasers.

I'd buy the actual windscreen and rollbar inserts used off fleaBay if I were you. They're awfully expensive from the stealership's parts counter.

I bought a used wind deflector from a Porsche scrap yard. The frame needed the fastening levers replaced, and the perplex was scratched so I ordered a replacement off of ebay. The rollbars have the holes already drilled, at least mine did, and it was pretty easy to install. You just need to buy a cheap rivet gun. There's loads of posts about the installation on this forum. All up it cost me about $300 Australian. It's well worth it.

jeepdad 02-19-2015 06:34 AM

Hmm. I assumed this was a standard item on Boxsters. Should have been, anyway.


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