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987 Convertible Top part number

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Boxster owners don't do this! During a drive last weekend I put a couple of sweaters on the back deck area (with the top up). Later, while at a stop light I decided to lower the top. I forgot about the sweaters back there. Just as the top was closing I heard a snap sound. The socket portion broke off from the actuating arm on each side. The local dealer says I have to buy the entire arm with socket at $60 per side. But the white plastic socket portion is threaded onto the end of the arm. It sure looks like it is meant to be adjusted. I'm glad the Porsche engineers designed a component to break before bending something. But it seems strange that I can't just get the broken plastic part. Is there a part number for this piece? The Illustration number is 811-12 part number 4. I need the fitting shown on the left end of arm #4.

Thanks!

Contadino

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Boxster owners don't do this! During a drive last weekend I put a couple of sweaters on the back deck area (with the top up). Later, while at a stop light I decided to lower the top. I forgot about the sweaters back there. Just as the top was closing I heard a snap sound. The socket portion broke off from the actuating arm on each side. The local dealer says I have to buy the entire arm with socket at $60 per side. But the white plastic socket portion is threaded onto the end of the arm. It sure looks like it is meant to be adjusted. I'm glad the Porsche engineers designed a component to break before bending something. But it seems strange that I can't just get the broken plastic part. Is there a part number for this piece? The Illustration number is 811-12 part number 4. I need the fitting shown on the left end of arm #4.

Thanks!

Contadino

Contadino:

It's true that Porsche only sells the complete push rod assemblies. There is, however, another independent source for just the white plastic cups.

I have just sent you a PM with the info you need.

Regards, Maurice.

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I have thhe exact same problem, both white bits snapped! do you still have the link?

PM sent.

Regards, Maurice.

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Boxster owners don't do this! During a drive last weekend I put a couple of sweaters on the back deck area (with the top up). Later, while at a stop light I decided to lower the top. I forgot about the sweaters back there. Just as the top was closing I heard a snap sound. The socket portion broke off from the actuating arm on each side. The local dealer says I have to buy the entire arm with socket at $60 per side. But the white plastic socket portion is threaded onto the end of the arm. It sure looks like it is meant to be adjusted. I'm glad the Porsche engineers designed a component to break before bending something. But it seems strange that I can't just get the broken plastic part. Is there a part number for this piece? The Illustration number is 811-12 part number 4. I need the fitting shown on the left end of arm #4.

Thanks!

Contadino

Contadino:

It's true that Porsche only sells the complete push rod assemblies. There is, however, another independent source for just the white plastic cups.

I have just sent you a PM with the info you need.

Regards, Maurice.

Maurice,

Would you also send me the "independent source " for this part.

Thank you.

Sean

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Maurice,

Would you also send me the "independent source " for this part.

Thank you.

Sean

PM Sent.

Regards, Maurice.

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Maurice,

Would you also send me the "independent source " for this part.

Thank you.

Sean

PM Sent.

Regards, Maurice.

Maurice,

Could you also send me this information? I would like to get the plastic parts. I was not able to find it on ebay anymore from previous threads.

Thanks

Mike

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Hi Maurice,

I have the same issue with the white plastic cups. Would you be able to send me the same link? Thanks!

Chuck

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Hi Maurice,

I would like to get the plastic parts but was not able to find it on ebay anymore or from any previous threads.

Thanks for your assistance!

Michaelwalker123

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Hi Maurice,

I would like to get the plastic parts but was not able to find it on ebay anymore or from any previous threads.

Thanks for your assistance!

Michaelwalker123

Michael

Happy to be able to oblige!

P.M. SENT!

Let me know if you need any assistance before or after the parts arrive ...these tops are terrific, but can be a royal PITA if one is not attuned to its weak points///\\\

Regards,, Maurice.

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Hi Maurice,

I would like to get the plastic parts but was not able to find it on ebay anymore or from any previous threads.

Thanks for your assistance!

Michaelwalker123

Michael

Happy to be able to oblige!

P.M. SENT!

Let me know if you need any assistance before or after the parts arrive ...these tops are terrific, but can be a royal PITA if one is not attuned to its weak points///\\\

Regards,, Maurice.

Sorry Maurice but I was not able to find a PM from you-not is SPAM folder. Could you resend please?

Thanks again,

MW123

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PM means Personal Message sent here on the forum.

If you have a PM it will show up as a number near your login name at the top right. Or you can just use the dropdown menu near your name to go to your messages.

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Hi Maurice,

I would like to get the plastic parts but was not able to find it on ebay anymore or from any previous threads.

Thanks for your assistance!

Michaelwalker123

Michael

Happy to be able to oblige!

P.M. SENT!

Let me know if you need any assistance before or after the parts arrive ...these tops are terrific, but can be a royal PITA if one is not attuned to its weak points///\\\

Regards,, Maurice.

Sorry Maurice but I was not able to find a PM from you-not is SPAM folder. Could you resend please?

Thanks again,

MW123

Resent Recently. cool.gif

Regards, Maurice.

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