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Old 12-20-2013, 06:42 AM   #1
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Cracked Rear Window Replacement Needed Southeastern Massachusetts

I need to deal with three cracks in my rear window. I have a 2000 Boxster. I believe I need to replace the entire roof because of the cracks rather than being able to repair the window.

I live in an area where there is only one guy who works on Porsches and he doesn't do convertible work. The closest dealer is almost a two hour drive; either outside Providence or in Norwood, MA. I'd rather not use a dealer for cost reasons. This isn't a technical/performance issue. It's just too much for me to handle myself.

Is there anyone around Southeastern Massachusetts that can offer any alternatives?

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Old 12-20-2013, 06:53 AM   #2
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I did the rear plastic window replacement for $400. Not a good move on my part, the money would have been better spent going towards an aftermarket replacement top with glass.
Some have done a new top with glass for as little as $1000 installed. But the typical price is $1,300 to $1,500.

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Old 12-20-2013, 10:01 PM   #3
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I see this PORSCHE BOXSTER CONVERTIBLE TOP WITH GLASS WINDOW - 986 - HAARTZ CLOTH 97-02 on ebay for $460.
Porsche Boxster Convertible Top with Glass Window 986 Haartz Cloth 97 02 | eBay

Wonder if these are any good.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:11 AM   #4
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I live in Cranston RI. I have a 99. Had the plastic rear window replaced on mine for $450 cash. The shop is in Johnston RI. PM me if interested.
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Old 02-03-2014, 04:55 PM   #5
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I see this PORSCHE BOXSTER CONVERTIBLE TOP WITH GLASS WINDOW - 986 - HAARTZ CLOTH 97-02 on ebay for $460.
Porsche Boxster Convertible Top with Glass Window 986 Haartz Cloth 97 02 | eBay

Wonder if these are any good.
I have ordered one of these, will arrive later this week. The DIY should be straight forward, if no special tools or extra hands are involved, will update next week.
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:17 PM   #6
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How's the new top?!

How did the install go with the new top? How would you compare the new replacement to the factory? I'm looking to do the same very soon, would love hear feedback.

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