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The convertible top on my Boxster has a verticle tear close to the seam. I'd like to replace it with a Porsche part, but my local dealer quoted $3200 just for the part (labor not included). That seems outrageous, since the OEM part seems to be available on-line for less than $1000. I don't want to attempt the labor myself. Any advice is appreciated. post-82495-0-27189300-1341857421_thumb.j

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The best option, which also involves minimal labor, is to replace the entire top with a used OEM convertible top and frame from a 2003 or 2004 Boxster. Since your Boxster is a 2001, it would take less than an hour to swap the tops.

Here are instructions and the pros and cons of doing the conversion: https://sites.google.com/site/mikefocke2/installinga'03-'04glasstopandframeona'97

As mentioned in the DIY, search on car-part.com for tops.

Regards, Maurice.

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