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Old 12-15-2006, 12:18 AM   #1
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Window Question

Recently in the cold night, my plastic rear window cracked. Does anybody know if I have to get a whole new top or can they just replace the window, also, would they be able to replace it with a glass window. Im sorry but part three, if anyone has had it done, does it take more than a day in the shop. I'm fearing an expensive time consuming fix.

Thanks in advance for any answers. (It's just not the same driving around with duct tape across your window)
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Does anybody know if I have to get a whole new top or can they just replace the window

Both can be done,thing is though a whole new top can only be $370 and a new window goes anywhere from $150-200 so might as well get a whole new top.

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would they be able to replace it with a glass window.

Yes GAHH makes a retrofit glass top and it goes for around $900-1k.

Im sorry but part three, if anyone has had it done, does it take more than a day in the shop. I'm fearing an expensive time consuming fix.

I have been quoted 4-7 hour labor to put on the new top.

(It's just not the same driving around with duct tape across your window)

You might want to try clear packaging tape instead.

Good Luck!
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Old 12-15-2006, 01:02 AM   #3
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Does anybody know if I have to get a whole new top or can they just replace the window

Both can be done,thing is though a whole new top can only be $370 and a new window goes anywhere from $150-200 so might as well get a whole new top.

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Thanks! If I dont get a new top and only get the window replaced, can they make that one glass or will it interfere with the folding or something?
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Thanks! If I dont get a new top and only get the window replaced, can they make that one glass or will it interfere with the folding or something?
It's not going to be able to fold right.
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thats what i thought, i was just hoping to get lucky
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Old 12-16-2006, 05:04 AM   #6
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the glass window is much smaller than the plastic stock window. if you want a glass window, you must replace the entire top. GAHH is likely the best replacement for a glass top. there is much info in this site re: this if you do search.
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