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Old 10-07-2005, 04:05 PM   #1
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2000 Boxster Glass Roof?

Hello Everyone,

This is my first post. I have a question about my 2000 Boxster roof and I thought this would be a good place to ask!

I need to replace the roof on my 2000 Boxster due to the plastic window being torn. I have checked on the Internet and see that several sites offering replacement roofs with glass instead of plastic. The glass window is much smaller but I would prefer it to the plastic. I live in Las Vegas and the heat is brutal on cars. All the sites tell me it will work but I would like some feedback from someone who has tried this.

Has anyone tried to put on a roof with a glass window on a 2000 Boxster?



P.S. I will be using my orginal roof frame.

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Old 10-07-2005, 11:25 PM   #2
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Welcome to 986forum.com

There have been quite a few discussions out there about this:


Installing new top with glass window

New Glass Window Top

This one has some good tips for it you do the install yourself:
[Glass window top for '97 to '02 Boxsters

The GAHH/Cabrioworld one had a few early on that had issues with the glass separating from the top, but that's been fixed (from what I can tell).

The Nachos Upholstery/Convertibletopsonline.com recently came out and is a bit cheaper.

I quoted out total cost top + installation at a few shops. The prices ranged from about $1200-$1500.

I'm strongly considering getting one myself. From what I have read about others that have it, they all like it.

Good Luck,
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Old 10-08-2005, 07:10 AM   #3
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Thanks. I have been really looking at the ones at Cabrioworld. I have a black Boxster with a black roof. I am thinking about getting dark tan instead of black. My next step is to find a local shop that can install it. The place my Porsche shop recommended has never done an installation with glass.

At least it doesn't rain here a lot so I have time to decide!

Thanks again.

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Old 10-08-2005, 07:12 AM   #4
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I'll definately check out the link to install ourselves. If it doesn't look too intense, we might try that too.

Thanks again!

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Old 10-08-2005, 11:34 AM   #5
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If the window is the only part that is damaged, you can have a new window sewn in for about $300-$400. I'm going to have a charcoal tinted window sewn into mine when the window decides to crack.

The only thing I have seen complaints about with the glass window is the size. It's pretty small in order to fit when folded. Just something to consider when you look around.

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