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Good Morning --- Has any one used one of the internet top suppliers to purchase a top then have a local installer put it on? I have a local guy lined up and can save quite a few bucks buying direct from the top manufacturer.

Has anyone used German Auto Tops Inc. ?

Any help is appreciated -- the car iis a 1999 Cab - the top is in good shape but the back window is seperating at the top. The cost to remove and sew is the same as installing a new top -- so might as well replace a ten year old top.

Thanks,

Chuck

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Good Morning --- Has any one used one of the internet top suppliers to purchase a top then have a local installer put it on? I have a local guy lined up and can save quite a few bucks buying direct from the top manufacturer.

Has anyone used German Auto Tops Inc. ?

Any help is appreciated -- the car iis a 1999 Cab - the top is in good shape but the back window is seperating at the top. The cost to remove and sew is the same as installing a new top -- so might as well replace a ten year old top.

Thanks,

Chuck

Chuck, no personal experience but have you looked at

http://www.gahh.com/index.php

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I got a GAHH top from the internet. i paid an extra $100 for the defrost. I believe it came to around $1300 with shipping and $500 for labor to put it on at a convertible top shop. The top is great especially because the back window is glass. It looks better than the original. I recommend it.

kristian

Good Morning --- Has any one used one of the internet top suppliers to purchase a top then have a local installer put it on? I have a local guy lined up and can save quite a few bucks buying direct from the top manufacturer.

Has anyone used German Auto Tops Inc. ?

Any help is appreciated -- the car iis a 1999 Cab - the top is in good shape but the back window is seperating at the top. The cost to remove and sew is the same as installing a new top -- so might as well replace a ten year old top.

Thanks,

Chuck

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Here has been my experience. I bought the glass window Robbins Top for a Boxster (which had the plastic window) and had problems with the glue holding the window in. It kept separating. I sold the car shortly after so never really followed through or complained to Robbins. The installer said it was probably the big temp variation between night and day and the glue couldn't handle it. I think Robbins has fixed this problem now. About a month ago I bought a GAHH top from a private seller on ebay. It was a new top and had never been installed. It has GAHH stamped in the plastic window so I'm assuming it is really a GAHH top. When installing it the installer found that the cable was about an inch shorter than the original cable. He had to make an extension to make it work. I e-mailed GAHH asking about this. I explained that I didn't buy direct from them and was just curious if they had ever had the issue. They never even bothered to reply at all, not even to tell me to ***** off. Any company that has a website with an e-mail contact and doesn't even bother with any sort of reply at all goes off my list of people to do business with. But in the end the top was installed, works great and looks fantastic. My installer did say to me that he was not eager to install a non-OEM top on a 996 again. That wasn't really an options for me since Porsche quoted $10,000 for a new top installed and I got this done all up for $1,550. So I guess my opinion would be if you can afford an OEM top it will be easier for the installer. But if the price difference is huge the GAHH top looks 100% OEM after it is installed.

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