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Old 05-01-2017, 03:41 PM   #1
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Z-top Installation Starts Today

Hey guys, I'm starting my Z-art top install today and I'm having trouble locating the first part listed under "Parts to be fitted on hatch door"


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Old 05-01-2017, 03:49 PM   #2
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Don't think you really want to locate that!
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Old 05-01-2017, 04:15 PM   #3
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The important thing here is to follow the instructions CAREFULLY. Don't use GOOD gaslift top brackets ... use SHT ones ONLY!!
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Old 05-05-2017, 09:35 AM   #4
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I had to check...yep...I got 2 of them, too.

Wait until you stumble over corner rubbers and super glue
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Are these things Chinese knock-offs of a real Z-Art, or are Chinese Z-Art the real thing?

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Misspellings aside.

Did you receive 3 gaslift strut/shocks? (1 long and 2 short)

The short ones go on your trunk hinges that you are transferring and the long one mounts to the brackets molded into the top and hatch.


I checked my parts box, I only received normal/good gaslift top brackets. But then I don't think I want to use the ones specified anyway.
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Old 05-06-2017, 04:50 AM   #7
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Are these things Chinese knock-offs of a real Z-Art, or are Chinese Z-Art the real thing?

-Robert
Well..."Chinese" is obviously used in both of your questions. As far as I know, the Z-Art Tops are now being produced in China instead of South Africa, with minor improvements. Don't expect German built quality, sadly! I replaced some parts/screws/hinges/Brake lights etc. with new Porsche or OEM parts...that doesn't cost a fortune. But I will try the supplied gaslifts
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Old 05-06-2017, 05:53 AM   #8
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Wow!

And to think, you could have bought a Cayman.

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Old 05-06-2017, 08:33 AM   #9
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LOL...yeah, but who wants a Cayman if you can have a 986 THE MOST VERSATILE PORSCHE ever built.
CAYMAN-SPYDER-BOXSTER...all-in-one solution, with in-build 911/996 roots...what was Porsche thinking to create such a jack-of-all-trades???

There was no Cayman in 2000, it was either 996 or 986...and I fell in love with the 986, weird

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