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Convertible top install price quote

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I'm buying the new top with the glass window for my 01' Boxster S, and I was wondering what the going rate for a professional installation was. I went to a local shop that specializes in convertibles, and they quoted me $600 to install. This seems a bit high. Could anyone tell me what they've paid to have this top installed?

thanks in advance


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That's roughly the price range i'm getting from good quality shops here in San Diego - the lowest quote was $550. A shady place might save you a hundred or 2.

Have you thought about DIY?


check out Porscheguy05's post with the helpful tips.

You can get either the Gahh or Nachos Upholstery glass window top off e-bay for $650-$700.

Good luck,


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I'm buying the GAHH w/ German canvas. I've seen new ones on ebay for about $725. They're also on cabrioworld.com for $795 I think. I had thought about DIY, but I'm not sure I trust myself to do it perfect. I found another guy on this site who had is intalled for $350 US. So, that was what I was assuming the going rate was.

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I was browsing some other threads about sewing in a new plastic window, and people said that sewing in a new plastic window requires removing the whole top (and reinstalling it after the new window is sewn in). The prices that people were getting for that were in the $300-$400 range. It's funny because this one place i called said it would be $425 out the door to sew in a new plastic window including the new plastic window - and the guy mentioned that the whole top would have to be taken off, but if i wanted them to install a new top, it would be $550 (installation cost). I figured it cost more than putting in a new plastic window because there were extra parts they had to use, but the reality is there aren't. Maybe i am missing something, but it does seem that is should only cost $300-$400 tops to have a top professionally installed, and the quotes we are receiving indeed inflated.


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