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Old 08-31-2014, 06:18 AM   #1
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986/987 roof

I have a 2002 986 with plastic rear window roof. I know that a 986 face lift roof will fit but can't find one for sale in UK. Does any body know if the 987 roof would fit?

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Sorry the side windows tapers differently on the rear edge and they are a hair shorter height wise. I was able to trace an 06 window while researching hard tops. The windows will not seal to the top.
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Old 08-31-2014, 06:30 AM   #3
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You can just buy aftermarket replacement tops with glass window for 986 on eBay.

The facelift roof requires replacing the entire roof assembly, not just the fabric top.
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I recall seeing something in the DIY section about replacing a soft top on the 986 with a 2003 cars soft top.

The replacement was the entire top with all the mechanisms etc.
It is a drop in fit with no modifications, just attach, adjust and plug in, and your good to go.

I also need a new rear window and considered the entire top from a 2003 with the glass window from a dismantler.

The 2003 has an extra bow in the roof and changes the roof shape slightly.
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I recall seeing something in the DIY section about replacing a soft top on the 986 with a 2003 cars soft top.

The replacement was the entire top with all the mechanisms etc.
It is a drop in fit with no modifications, just attach, adjust and plug in, and your good to go.

I also need a new rear window and considered the entire top from a 2003 with the glass window from a dismantler.

The 2003 has an extra bow in the roof and changes the roof shape slightly.
Your are correct, a 2003 roof complete with frame can just be popped on. The trouble is I can't find one, but I dd find a 987 roof complete for a good price so it would have been great if it fitted
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This DIY roof install does not sound too terrible if you don't mind giving up a day to do it.

http://images.wikia.com/boxster/images/e/eb/DIY_Boxster_Conv_Top_Canvas_R_R.pdf

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