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Old 01-23-2012, 12:48 AM   #1
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Anyone have an easier fix then replacement?

Well, woke up to this this morning, B****rds......is it a matter of replacing or anyone ever get any easier/cheaper done?

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Old 01-23-2012, 03:22 AM   #2
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Was there actually something on show to steal?
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:34 AM   #3
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Absolutely nothing....never put anything on that engine cover since i broke my two roof arms wedging something up there, nothing on seats, nothing anywhere except Sony bluetooth radio which they obv couldnt reach
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:08 AM   #4
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Whole group of articles about tops including just window replacement at here credit to Maurice
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:14 PM   #5
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Have thought about attempting it myself, I have ability to remove and install roof but it's stitching new window in that I'd be worried about

What do we think of the cheap roofs on eBay? Porsche Boxster 97 98 99 00 01 02 convertible top roof | eBay

Total no go or seem ok???
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:22 PM   #6
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Marine or auto upholstery places will do you fine. Unless you are one of these, you'll likely butcher it up and waste a lot of time. Sorry for your loss. Your insurance may cover vandalism.
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:54 PM   #7
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Problem is, have gotten 2 quotes to pay a professional to fix this, one was 450 and other was 500
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Sounds about right. If your top is perfect then a window replacement is all you need. If not, you might consider a whole new top as it will be cheaper in the long run.
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:17 PM   #9
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insurance should help pay for some of this, no?
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Insurance is no good as I'm actually on a motor trade policy with my motorbike business so not worth going down ins route, will keep looking for somewhere cheap
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:18 PM   #11
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I just had mine replaced. Bought the top on ebay ($450ish USD for upgraded glass top) and had it installed for $800 USD. Came out perfect and I didn't have to mess with a thing. I heard this is one of the most tedious jobs on the Box, added to the fact that if it's done poorly, everyone will see it.

I wanted it done right so I had a pro do it. Had it done in a couple hours.

If I ever walked out to my car and saw that, it might get ugly
The glass upgrade relieves a little bit of this fear for me and it looks and functions beautifully.
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I just had mine replaced. Bought the top on ebay ($450ish USD for upgraded glass top) and had it installed for $800 USD. Came out perfect and I didn't have to mess with a thing. I heard this is one of the most tedious jobs on the Box, added to the fact that if it's done poorly, everyone will see it.

I wanted it done right so I had a pro do it. Had it done in a couple hours.

If I ever walked out to my car and saw that, it might get ugly
The glass upgrade relieves a little bit of this fear for me and it looks and functions beautifully.
It is always better to let a pro tackle headaches then you are not out cash and have someone to blame or sue if all goes wrong .
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I just had mine replaced. Bought the top on ebay ($450ish USD for upgraded glass top) and had it installed for $800 USD. Came out perfect and I didn't have to mess with a thing. I heard this is one of the most tedious jobs on the Box, added to the fact that if it's done poorly, everyone will see it.

I wanted it done right so I had a pro do it. Had it done in a couple hours.

If I ever walked out to my car and saw that, it might get ugly
The glass upgrade relieves a little bit of this fear for me and it looks and functions beautifully.
It is always better to let a pro tackle headaches then you are not out cash and have someone to blame or sue if all goes wrong .
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