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Old 04-15-2006, 07:46 PM   #1
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GAHH Top w/glass window Installed

Here are some pics of my GAHH top installed 2 weeks ago..looks good, works perfectly..bought the rear defrost cable (cable loom) from dealer which plugs into both sides of the glass connector, although GAHH states they are manufacturing their own cable. Cable loom cost from Sunset was about $120 which lists for $160.


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Old 04-16-2006, 04:11 AM   #2
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Looks great! Any disadvantage to having a smaller rear vision. Is that top lined as well and as quiet as the origonal?
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Old 04-16-2006, 05:34 AM   #3
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the original lining was used. noise level seems comparable..as to the smaller window, the original plastic still had blind spots so I always do a head turn anyhow..no noticebale visibilility differences at least for me..
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Old 04-16-2006, 05:58 AM   #4
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How about your velcro straps coming loose like others are describing?
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not a problem......
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Old 04-16-2006, 01:29 PM   #6
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$850 for top (private sale, shipped directly from GAHH), installation $750 (cheaper shops available but went with highly recommended shop), cable loom for rear defrost $130-two day installation.
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Old 04-16-2006, 04:20 PM   #7
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$1730... yikes!
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Old 04-16-2006, 05:00 PM   #8
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Yes, a bit pricey but love the top compared to that plastic window!
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two days?
Running the cable shouldn't have taken an extra day. Well I could be wrong.
But installing the top is definitely not an all day job for a pro.
How many hours did they say it would take?

The cheapest I've ever heard is $300 and I think Cabrio World here in NJ sells the top for about $950.
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it was a four to five hour install..they were doing my top in between dealer work as a favor..the cable I installed myself..simply plug and play...
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Old 04-18-2006, 10:46 AM   #11
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the replacement canvas looks like a better quality than OEM. Like a thicker fabric.
Or is it the picture playing games with me?
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It does look thicker but not sure it actually is..both OEM and replacement refer to it as "German" fabric...
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Old 04-19-2006, 06:42 PM   #13
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$850 for top (private sale, shipped directly from GAHH), installation $750 (cheaper shops available but went with highly recommended shop), cable loom for rear defrost $130-two day installation.
Just curious. The list price on their website seems to be $1042. How did you get it for $850? Thanks!
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Just curious. The list price on their website seems to be $1042. How did you get it for $850? Thanks!
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Old 04-19-2006, 07:57 PM   #15
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Have they done anything about getting the top into the service position?
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Old 04-20-2006, 03:55 AM   #16
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just had my box in to the dealer for an oil change...they said nothing about difficulty getting it into the service position...sorry ,no pics though.
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as to the $850 price, I got lucky..i bought it off someone on ebay who just sold her box after ordering from GAHH..they shipped her top directly to me...she infact paid $1045 according to the invoice they sent me..
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just had my box in to the dealer for an oil change...they said nothing about difficulty getting it into the service position...sorry ,no pics though.
I think that's all accessed from the bottom of the car.
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really ?, did not know that....
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I think that's all accessed from the bottom of the car.
Yeah, oil change doens't require going to the top of the car at all. The oil filter and the drain plug are both at the bottom of the car. There's nothing else to do other then that. You fill the oil through the trunk.
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