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Old 08-05-2017, 07:13 AM   #1
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Can I swop the fabric roof from a 987 to a986

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No. Won't fit.
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No. Won't fit.
is there a reason for this they look identical
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I'm only want to use fabric I know the frame won't fit
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Look at the windows on a 987 and compare them to a 986. The shape of the windows is different so the shape of the top is also different.
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Old 08-07-2017, 04:21 AM   #6
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I'm only want to use fabric I know the frame won't fit
Why do you want the 987 top?
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:50 PM   #7
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Look at the windows on a 987 and compare them to a 986. The shape of the windows is different so the shape of the top is also different.
Thanks Kev will have to sell the 987 hood
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:52 PM   #8
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Why do you want the 987 top?
Because it has a glass window
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Old 08-07-2017, 06:01 PM   #9
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If you have a 986 with a plastic window you can buy a replacement aftermarket top with a glass window to install on your existing frame or you can buy a complete used top assembly from a 2003-2004 986 and swap the complete assembly.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:26 PM   #10
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I thought if you installed a glass window top on a early 986 you had to use a later different frame
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:34 PM   #11
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Because it has a glass window
Car Hood Warehouse, new top fitted with glass window for 695.
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:28 AM   #12
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I thought if you installed a glass window top on a early 986 you had to use a later different frame
They changed in the top frame in 2003 when they made some other design updates. The top went from 3 bow to 4 bow to allow for the use of a glass window. If you want an 03/04 top with a large glass window you need to update the frame too, and on earlier models the transmission and motors. However, there are aftermarket options for the pre-03 frames that include a glass window, but the glass is smaller to allow it to work with the 3 bow frame.

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Some people say they have issues when putting the top into service position to access the engine after they've installed an aftermarket top with the smaller glass window on their "02 and earlier cars that originally had a plastic window, using the original bows. A lot of others have said its no big deal.

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