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Clamshell adjustment instructions

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I have a 2000 Boxster, but no owner's manual. My clamshell is shifted 1/4" to the right at the point where it meets the panel in front of it on the sides, and it looks like it's a little low on the right side. It's not grossly out of whack, but I always see the different gap sizes in my side mirrors and it's time to fix that. Looking at it this evening, I also noticed that the top is getting a wear mark from it on the right side, just a little bit behing the poing where the clamshell meets the sid of the car on the driver's side.

Does anyone have some simple instructions for adjusting the clamshell? Or even some scans of the manual pages for this?


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Last work on cars day was January 15th.

That pastel yellow is Calvin's car we worked on a few summers ago, after he got a $2,000 esitimate for a broken top drive and twisted clamshell. We fixed it for about $200 in parts.

Saw Calvin last Saturday at the Carlsen Boxster open house and his top still works.

We don't use science, just big hammers. :P


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