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Old 06-09-2015, 01:18 PM   #1
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Fiberglass top

What is all required to install a fiberglass top?

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Old 06-09-2015, 04:37 PM   #2
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What is all required to install a fiberglass top?
On my list of things to do this winter. Here are 3 places with fiberglass tops and adapters/fastener systems to secure them.

Patrick Motorsports
Gt-racing.com
Tunersmotorsports.com

Not sure if GSR has an in house manufactured top as well, but their web site is filled with good stuff.

Any experience with these 3 fiberglass tops?
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You missed one option from your list - the top made by HRG

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Kroggers, your car is dope! I love the Cayman style hard top but Im going to be running an intercooler in the rear boot I'm just wondering how the regular fiberglass top gets mounted, is it just bolted up to whatever? it looks like just a skin.
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Hardtops

Cayman top is really cool...unfortunately no good for spec boxster & I can't afford 2 tops!
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:40 AM   #6
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What is all required to install a fiberglass top?
... all of the fiberglass tops on the market for Boxsters are for racing.
They are generally secured with 1/4 turn fasteners.
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Thank you!
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... all of the fiberglass tops on the market for Boxsters are for racing.
They are generally secured with 1/4 turn fasteners.
Happy Boxstering,
Pedro
Mine is fiberglass and installs the same way the factory top does. Its slides into posts behind the doors and into slots atop the windshield.
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The fiberglass top in my race car mounts to tabs attached to the windshield header and two posts on the roll cage using 1/4 turn fasteners. There are four tabs across the windshield header, one post on each side, and one tab in the rear center beneath the rear window.

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This is one of the tabs attached to the windshield header...




Interior post for the side attachment...
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The fiberglass top in my race car mounts to tabs attached to the windshield header and two posts on the roll cage using 1/4 turn fasteners. There are four tabs across the windshield header, one post on each side, and one tab in the rear center beneath the rear window.

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Who supplied the top?
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Who supplied the top?
Sheridan Motorsports, Paso Robles, CA.

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