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Old 03-14-2013, 09:58 AM   #1
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Time for a new top!

Well it's getting time to replace my top due to the plastic back window going bad. As I was researching my options I came across this info on the Autotopsdirect website:
"WINDOW: Includes a new green tinted plastic window. The original rear window is zippered utilizing a patented Porsche system. All aftermarket tops that we know of, including this one, is non-zippered."

Mine is not zippered, so does that mean mine is not original or is this statement incorrect?
Though it doesn't really matter, it's just a curiosity on my part.


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Old 03-14-2013, 11:54 AM   #2
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I don't think there ever was a zippered window for any of the boxsters, but I could be wrong? I had my window replaced in California for $500 since the top was in excellent shape. Its a hell of a job to remove the canvas etc. So not for the backyard mechanic like myself.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:19 PM   #3
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Agree. No zippered factory tops on Boxsters that I have ever seen.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:24 PM   #4
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They are confusing it with the original Miata.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:56 PM   #5
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Thanks, this didn't sound right at all.

Zipping it out and replacing it would be easy! But, Porsche wouldn't do something that simple and under-engineered would they!
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:01 AM   #6
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You can pick up a brand new top on ebay for less than $500.

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