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Old 06-14-2007, 10:21 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Finally an affordable glass top, ONLY $695.00!

Okay, so this isn't any thing new but the price sure is! GAHH has theirs listed starting at $1,000 and up. Sounds like they should come down on the price.
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:24 AM   #2
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Dude, you didn't need to start another thread!


As before... these have been on Ebay for quite a while, at that price even! You're just seeing something that a lot of us already knew.


BTW, I'll likely be buying one of those tops from that seller in a couple months. My top is tired looking, and the rear window cracked in a couple places...
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:34 AM   #3
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Dude, you didn't need to start another thread!


As before... these have been on Ebay for quite a while, at that price even! You're just seeing something that a lot of us already knew.


BTW, I'll likely be buying one of those tops from that seller in a couple months. My top is tired looking, and the rear window cracked in a couple places...
Me too! I was just hoping our sponsor may see the price and come down on his a little. Now I can actually afford to replace mine.
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:02 AM   #4
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Seriously, man... two threads? Oy vey...
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:07 AM   #5
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Seriously, man... two threads? Oy vey...
I cancelled my first one. I'm a perfectionist. I wanted people to know why I was sharing this info.
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If these prices keep dropping I may have to get a new top soon.(wink wink)
Does anyone know how much install should run on these? Can you still access the engine bay with the glass top?
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I would love to buy a new glass top, IF only someone could match the price....
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at first I thought they were $700 but then I heard the price went up.
Thanks for bringing this up. Although this is one repair I hope I never have to do.
Glass top is nice but having $1000 towards a hardtop or BBS mesh wheels would be nicer.
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I just want to put my top down without karate chopping it!
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If these prices keep dropping I may have to get a new top soon.(wink wink)
Does anyone know how much install should run on these? Can you still access the engine bay with the glass top?

Don't know about the cost for installation, but you can still access the engine same as before.
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I got my top installed by a Robbins approved installer for $500 in Delray Beach, FLorida. So I got my top and installation for two hundred bucks more than the GAHH top alone. The top also comes with the defroster hookup as well. Plus I like the look a lot better than the thick ugly orange defroster lines on the GAHH top
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I charge $410.00 to install top. I will sell robbins or gahh tops @ $150.00 above cost plus shipping including tips on how to install. 862-222-4618
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yea im down to buy it too, the only problem is, i heard for the change, we needed to get the hardtop converter kit setup for the glass top to work. I don't get it??
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yea im down to buy it too, the only problem is, i heard for the change, we needed to get the hardtop converter kit setup for the glass top to work. I don't get it??
Are you sure about that? I think it just requires the wiring for the defroster's to work properley. That may also be why you need the hardtop converter kit, but I think most later model year boxsters(01-04) came ready for the defrost set-up as an option.
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These glass window tops are a direct replacement for the plastic window tops. The ONLY thing that needs to be done is the removal and transplant of a couple aluminum plates at the front of the top.

If you want the defroster to work, there is a little wiring to be done. These tops come with the wiring harness, so it shouldn't be difficult.

I'm kicking around the idea of replacing the top myself... but I'm still wondering if it's too much to chew...
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I charge $410.00 to install top. I will sell robbins or gahh tops @ $150.00 above cost plus shipping including tips on how to install. 862-222-4618

Just where are you in NJ? I want to file the info. away for future reference. Thank you,

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I bought a top from that vendor

drove out to his location and saved the shipping. The top is a Robbins top with the wiring harness for defroster, no big deal to hook up. Did the install myself, about 1hr to remove old top and about 5hrs to reinstall the new top. Now that I'm used to the smaller window the large plastic one looks "Very Big". There is a writeup somewhere online for top install and the top comes with sufficient instructions for handy persons.
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Just where are you in NJ? I want to file the info. away for future reference. Thank you,

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drove out to his location and saved the shipping. The top is a Robbins top with the wiring harness for defroster, no big deal to hook up. Did the install myself, about 1hr to remove old top and about 5hrs to reinstall the new top. Now that I'm used to the smaller window the large plastic one looks "Very Big". There is a writeup somewhere online for top install and the top comes with sufficient instructions for handy persons.
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Is there any way you can scan the directions that came with the top? I emailed Robbins, but they never responded. The DIY on Mike Focke's page was one that I got from a gentleman on Pelican Parts, IIRC. It's good, but I'd like to see the Robbin's directions. I MIGHT be trying to install one of these tops on my car in a couple months.
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on a scale 1-10, what would you rate installing thi top youself, since you said you did it in 5hrs.
is it hard to do, or jsut time consuming to take 5 hrs?

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