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Problem solved, and installation kit for 987 mounted. As I thought, it is impossible to get the shoulder bolts in to the spinlock mount, because of the lack of space afforded by the arms whatever the position of the hood.The spinlocks drop in easily however, as there is an aperture which is clamped by the shoulder bolt. However after some lateral thought, my mate Simon, who is a VW specialist, realised that if the spinlock mounts couldn't be accessed with the hood on, the mounts themselves would have to be removed. The hood was partly raised for best access to the mounts.They are held to the
This thread seems mainly about tops for 986. I understand the 987 setup is different, with respect to access to the insertion of the shoulder bolt. Can anyone advise if it is possible to fir the bolts without removing more than the side trims on the rear door posts? I am just about to attempt this. The bolts must be one of the most expensive parts on the Boxster for what they are - £75 for the four pieces in UK. and Porsche Centre want 1 1/2 hours labour charge to put the bolts in place! Any advice much appreciated.
pauladev posted a topic in 987-1 Boxster Convertible Top Issues and SolutionsAnyone have any experience of this company in UK? http://www.boxster-hardtop.co.uk/ I do realise the the OEM is excellent, but very expensive, and rarely comes up secondhand inthe colour I need and at a good price.