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Replace the top on my 911

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Has anyone changed the convertible top on their 911? I have been able to find several "how to" articles for a Boxster but have not had any luck finding any information on how to change the top on my Carrera that unlike a Boxster, has a headliner. My old top had a plastic rear window and I am replacing it with a glass window OEM top that I purchased used on EBAY but it did not come (as they never do) with any instructions.

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I replaced my top about 8 or more years ago.  it's came out pretty good the only problem is that I replaced with an aftermarket top and some of the fastener and attachment is getting loose or starting to rip now so I probably need to adjust or replace it again.  From what I remembered the hardest part is stretching the end parts near the windshield and side windows to make a tight fit like the factory.  You will need a lot of big clamps so you can hold the top in place while doing the installation.  I brought a set of clamps from Home Depot.  They look like large paper clips with springs so it will hold the top in place. The whole kit came with different sizes so it came in handy for tight spots.  They come with green rubber ends so it will not scratch your top.  You will also need some fabric glues since the some of the end fabric need to be glued.  It took me about two weekends to install it.  If you are handy and take your time, it actually a fun project.  I am thinking replace mine again with the new glass back window upgrade also.

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