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Old 07-19-2020, 02:03 AM   #61
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You can spray the plexi with ice water if it starts to melt or overheat when your cutting. Keeping it cool helps keep the blade clear of melted acrylic. I found higher speed worked better (i was using a dremel). I left the wax paper on last time (helps stop scratches while your sliding it around to cut it.) I also tape the edge where I'm cutting.

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Old 07-28-2020, 03:26 PM   #62
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Oh the paint and body... I do not like body work; But I enjoy a good sharp paint and body car. But I DO NOT LIKE TO DO IT. Oh well do it mostly right and I should only have to do it once every 10 years or so.

Still got some wet sanding to do but for the most part pretty good.








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Old 07-29-2020, 07:31 AM   #63
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Wait...what...Z-ART Top?
JB...
JBeeeeeeeeeeee...look!


Did you get the full package, nuts, windows, seals, etc...?
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Old 07-29-2020, 04:07 PM   #64
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Wait...what...Z-ART Top?
JB...
JBeeeeeeeeeeee...look!


Did you get the full package, nuts, windows, seals, etc...?
Second hand top

Dude who sold it to me didn't have the hatch struts though.


I'm about 100% certain I'm going to keep the stock rear deck lid and make some louvers for the engine cover.
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Louvers?? Obviously not yet fitted. And I'll only be able to use them when I don't have the rear hatch on the car.







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Louvers?? Obviously not yet fitted. And I'll only be able to use them when I don't have the rear hatch on the car.







Looking forward to seeing how this turns out. The louvers should give the Boxster a pretty aggressive look.
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Old 08-02-2020, 05:43 AM   #67
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the Z-TOP needs a ZWEITE ENTWICKLUNG in the first place
I could think of two versions:
a.) Hatch window needs to be cut (not a good idea) and its frame permanently attached to the top. Rear deck lid with small window needs to be separated...rain water still needs to be adressed

b.) Keep the window size, attach it permanently to the top and build new hinges for the rear deck lid, that would slightly move it around the window, when opened. Rain water still needs to be adressed

plan b would be interesting although the window would reach into the accessible trunk space.
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:57 PM   #68
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the Z-TOP needs a ZWEITE ENTWICKLUNG in the first place
I could think of two versions:
a.) Hatch window needs to be cut (not a good idea) and its frame permanently attached to the top. Rear deck lid with small window needs to be separated...rain water still needs to be adressed
b.) Keep the window size, attach it permanently to the top and build new hinges for the rear deck lid, that would slightly move it around the window, when opened. Rain water still needs to be adressed
plan b would be interesting although the window would reach into the accessible trunk space.

haha.. I understand the confusion.

I'm not using the supplied hatch when I use the louvers. I might use the hatch sometimes.

The factory stock rear trunk lid fits with the top in place. That's what I'm gonna use when I don't want the rear hatch.

I do plan on making a flat bar "hatch" to support the louvers that will bolt to the existing hinge that the Z-top uses.


Rain water. I'm making a bulkhead that separates me from the engine and the rear of the car. That will permanently make this car a coupe; one step shy of just glassing the top to the body. So the only rainwater is gonna be that which hits the engine. Using the supplied hatch will eliminate this all together and using louvers will mitigate it.
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Yeah, Louvers kinda mess up the lines, but it does show off the engine.




The hatch looks smoother. Probably gonna be a 50/50 split. sometimes on sometimes not.




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Oh man the wire fish. I was not looking forward to this. Fortunately, someone left a wire in the tube; so I just had to pull it through.




ALSO, in a double whammy post. I had to replace the lights; the old ones burned out. I just used some LED stick on lights. Actually came out pretty perfect.

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