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  1. Hi just an update - sorry for the dealy. I got a quick look at another 2003 Boxster and the tension cord is indeed all string with no elastic it would seem. I couldnt take any useful pics as it was quite dark where the car was but myself and someone else pulled the cord from each side and there was no elasticity. Not sure what was wrong with mine but my specialist had some good elasticated string so I have used this on my roof instead and it seems to be doing the job although needs a bit of teaking to get the right tension still. Thanks for all the help.
  2. Thanks Maurice but please dont go to any trouble. I have the original hood from my car which is a 2000 S but it is different from the 2003 one on my car now - there is no tension string running across in the same place. I really need to try and examine another 2003 hood up close and check the tension string on that - I will have a word with my specialist and ask him to let me know when he gets one in which I can take a look at. Thanks for the advce.
  3. Thanks for the reply but the issue is with the size of the holes the elstic would need to pass through. To get the string out I could only tape another piece of string side by side with it as even a knot was to large to pull through! Why are these things never straight forward??
  4. Cuz: The parts diagrams do not show those plastic ears as a separate piece that can be purchased, and, as far as I can tell, those ears don't show up as part of a bigger assembly. If you can't find it anywhere else (junk yard, etc.), let me know as I may have an extra one that I can take off a broken top. I'd have to look to see if that part is actually still there. Regards, Maurice. Thanks for the reply Maurice and sorry for the dealy in responding. I thought as much and will try and track one down as I am going to do some work on the tension stringcable elastic also to stop it h
  5. Hi, I have removed the cord from my roof and may of found a problem. I have just noticed which section this is in. I actually have a 2000 986 S with a glass windowed roof from a 2003 car. When removing the cord, the holes it was passed through were small meaning I have had to cut the fabric off from one end to get it passed through (I will be able to stitch this back on). I was wondering how thick the elastic could be if the holes were this small and when I removed the cord fully I found there isnt any elastic! Is this the incorrect tension cord for my car or is is different 986 to 987?
  6. Thanks again - is there any best length for the elastic as I guess you can't use the old one as a template is it is past its best?
  7. Cuz: The parts diagrams do not show those plastic ears as a separate piece that can be purchased, and, as far as I can tell, those ears don't show up as part of a bigger assembly. If you can't find it anywhere else (junk yard, etc.), let me know as I may have an extra one that I can take off a broken top. I'd have to look to see if that part is actually still there. Regards, Maurice. Thanks for the reply Maurice and sorry for the dealy in responding. I thought as much and will try and track one down as I am going to do some work on the tension stringcable elastic also to stop it h
  8. Hello, does anyone know if it is possible to purchase the plastic ear tabs that the tension cable (string) loops around please as one of mine has snapped. Thanks in advance
  9. Hi, is there any way to tighten this cord please? I have a 986 and this cord rattles all of the time when the roof is up and one of the windows is open and sometimes on rough roads with the top and windows closed. Appreciate the help.
  10. Hi, yeah I read the removing the top and frame instructions by Maurice from that site. Thanks
  11. Hi all I am looking for some recommended steps on adjusting my roof so that it opens and closes cleanly and correctly and is aligned on both sides. Long story short I replaced my split screen 00 roof with that from a glass screened 04 car and during the replacement I stupidly disconnected the arms from the ball joint end without marking where they were (I had read all of the instructions and knew to mark them but forgot as I only disconnected them as I couldn’t get the ball joints on again by hand!). The roof works in that it opens and closes quite smoothly, there are no leaks and the clam
  12. Hello, I got another top from an 04 car and have fitted it to my 00 car. There is a strap which at the moment is stuck onto some velcro underneath the roof frame and doesnt seem to be doing anything. My question is what is this and where should it go please? The roof seems to operate fine but could do with some adjustment to straighten it up a little so the gap to the clamshell is even on both sides - any advice on this? Also when retracting the roof if I don't put the clip back in it catches on the plexiglass screen between the roll over hoops and my old one didn't do this so any advice on
  13. Hi, I have a 2004 roof and frame I would like to put on my 2000 Boxster S as the rear window has split. Issue is the 2004 frame has a broken part and the part isnt on the 2000 frame. I am guessing the frame had major changes when the glass window was introduced and one of the main pivots seems to have changed from a large part to two smaller parts. One of the smaller parts on my new frame is broken and I am having trouble trying to replace it as it doesnt have a 986 part number on it and the 2004 PET I am looking at seems to have the older mechanism diagrams. Can anyone offer any advice or ass
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