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does anyone supply just the glass for a convertible top?


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ok. 63 degrees F today and while putting down my back window on a 100% sunny day the rear window cracked. It's about a 1/2 dollar in size. It didn't fold perfectly when I put the top down and before I could stop the top the damage was done.

My rear plastic is very very hazed while my canvas is in great shape. This is a good blessing as that rear window needs replaced.

I've got a canvas guy that has done amazing stuff for me on my boat and restoring an old saab. I'm quite sure he can hand sew in some good glass for far cheaper then a whole new top. If there are no glass options he'll do a fine job with new eisenglass.

Anyone know of any after market glass only?

EDIT: OK I may have answered my own question already as it appears the glass in newer boxsters is noticably smaller then the plastic window, thus it would not fill the void, correct? So even if there was an after market company that made a larger glass window it most likly doesn't fit when the top goes down. Comments?

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ok. 63 degrees F today and while putting down my back window on a 100% sunny day the rear window cracked. It's about a 1/2 dollar in size. It didn't fold perfectly when I put the top down and before I could stop the top the damage was done.

My rear plastic is very very hazed while my canvas is in great shape. This is a good blessing as that rear window needs replaced.

I've got a canvas guy that has done amazing stuff for me on my boat and restoring an old saab. I'm quite sure he can hand sew in some good glass for far cheaper then a whole new top. If there are no glass options he'll do a fine job with new eisenglass.

Anyone know of any after market glass only?

EDIT: OK I may have answered my own question already as it appears the glass in newer boxsters is noticably smaller then the plastic window, thus it would not fill the void, correct? So even if there was an after market company that made a larger glass window it most likly doesn't fit when the top goes down. Comments?

Tis true, if someone made a glass window the same size as our plastic window it would shatter....I feel your pain, Im driving around with a hole in the center of my window like someone punched there foot through it, and then stabbed it on the sides 4 times with a shovel....It looks terrible!

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http://www.cabrioworld.com/secure/detail.a...amp;modelID=409

http://www.gahh.com/product_info.php?cPath...roducts_id=1536

Install should be about $500 at most body shops. Trust me, it will be the best investment you'll ever make. :thumbup:

From what I can tell you are suggesting a full top swap?

I'm not feeling the need yet considering I have a 100% good top but 50% rear window! Looking for a low budget fix until the full top needs replaced...

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Any auto upholstery shop worth a spit can put a window in for about $400. Nothings magic abot the 986 window. Vinyl’s vinyl, Germans a bit better if you can get it. Only real trick is that the whole fabric top has to get taken off and put back on accurately. The window itself is nothing ($19).

Good luck

PK

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http://www.cabrioworld.com/secure/detail.a...amp;modelID=409

http://www.gahh.com/product_info.php?cPath...roducts_id=1536

Install should be about $500 at most body shops. Trust me, it will be the best investment you'll ever make. :thumbup:

From what I can tell you are suggesting a full top swap?

I'm not feeling the need yet considering I have a 100% good top but 50% rear window! Looking for a low budget fix until the full top needs replaced...

Shawn:

A friend of mine had a new tinted vinyl window sewn in for $200 in the New York area. He did the removal and re-install himself in about 6 hours, but he had done it once before on another Boxster.

With respect to your idea of the glass window, in order for the bigger glass window to fit, you have to have the 2003 or 2004 convertible top frame (that has 4 bows instead of 3), otherwise you will hear a crunch the first time you lower the top.

If you have a vinyl window sewn in, make sure they use black thread and that they glue it in as well as sew it in. It sounds though as you have that covered pretty well with the experienced guy that you have been dealing with, but you can never be too careful when you are investing 6 plus hours of labor.

Regards, Maurice.

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