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Dgrange

Glass window to replace plastic ?

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Can I put a new roof on my Boxster with a glass window from a newer model??? I have a 1997 car.

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You can install a complete OEM top and frame assembly from a 2003 or 2004 onto your '97 Boxster. Unless you also replace the convertible top transmissions with the "B Version" of the 2000 and later Boxsters, you will also have to devise a way to trip the B-Pillar microswitch at the appropriate time in the cycle.

You cannot just replace the canvas with the canvas from an OEM '03 or '04 because there are differences in the frame (3-bow vs. 4-bow).

Here's a DIY that should answer all of your questions:https://sites.google.com/site/mikefocke2/installinga'03-'04glasstopandframeona'97

Regards, Maurice.

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I bought a top for my 02 from Autotopsdirect. Nice top but window is alot lower than the stock plastic window so it affects field of vision and you have to angle rear mirror upwards.

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And of course Maurice can give you instructions via the same web site for replacing the total canvas on the '97 frame with an aftermarket canvas with a glass window...smaller and a bit of a PITA to get access to the engine afterwards but clear and can have defroster in the glass.

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