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    97 Boxster
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    Acura RSX Type S
  1. Thanks Peter. I removed the retaining strip yesterday and peeled the top free from the double sided tape. That loosened it enough to engage the latch. I let it sit in the sun today with the leading edge sitting free. After work today I opened the top and reattached the leading edge and retaining strip. I was able to close the top after that was completed. It is supposed to be warm here for the next week so I will take your advice and drive around with the top closed to let it stretch. It sure is nice to be able to see out the rear window again. Never realized how dirty that plastic w
  2. Hello there, I just finished installation a GAHH replacement top for my 97 Boxster with a glass window. All went reasonably smoothly, thanks to the links from Mike Focke's page, until I went to close it. It is extremely tight. In fact, even using the two finer plates on the roof frame I cannot pull the top forward far enough to engage the catch. I have searched through the various articles on Renntech looking for similar questions and have not been able to find any. All of the posters that have made a similar replacement seemed to be able to close the top allow it too stretch into shape
  3. Cristoph, I have just finished installing the glass window GAHH top on my 97 Boxster. Like you the top does not close all of the way. My gap must be a little over two inches as I cannot apply enough pressure to get the latch to engage. Do you remember how much on the first flap you put in the first groove in the rearmost bow? I inserted the flap to the point where the stiching was fully inside the groove. If I take the fabric out of that rearmost bow the top will close fully, so I am confident that the issue is at the back end. The canvas is very tight already and I am not sure how muc
  4. Peter, I received my glass window top from GAHH a couple of weeks ago for my 97 Boxster and have completed the installation. All looks good except it is extremely tight front to back and I cannot pull the front forward far enough to engage the locking handle. Have you had similar issues? If I detach the bottom of the top along the bow the top closes fine. I am not sure if there is too much material set inside that bottom bow when I insert the seal that holds the fabric in place. Thanks for any insight you can provide. Tony
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