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Old 02-14-2014, 07:16 PM   #1
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Manually operated top...?

Read somewhere it was possible to remove the motor and transmissions and operate the top manually...

With the motor/trans out of the equation how does the clamshell "lock" when the top is either up or down?
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Old 02-15-2014, 02:34 AM   #2
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Would be a great idea.Always had manually operated convertibles.

All the the power items just add complexity,weight and cost.

How hard could it really be to raise and lower this tiny top! Count me in.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:23 AM   #3
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Here you go:

http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/43235-why-i-converted-manual-top.html
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:54 AM   #4
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Just the info I was looking for. Thanks!
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:07 AM   #5
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Glad to help. If you decide you want to go with clips, let me know I can send you the links for them. They are long lasting and inexpensive.

Have a great weekend!
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:12 PM   #6
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Any estimated weight savings?

Thanks.
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:30 PM   #7
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no scale, but i have the motor and transmissions in my hand right now and they feel like around 20 lbs.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:14 PM   #8
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I'm not a fan. 20lbs weight means you've effectively gained a little over 1 Hp. Not worth it as far as performance.

The Boxster top mechanism is elegantly simple for what it does. I'll keep mine and repair if necessary.
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