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Old 01-16-2019, 09:46 AM
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How many of you purchased the tops when Pilkington re manufactured them a few years back. I was the originator to get the products out again. For me, I love my top. My cab is bright inside and I can look up at the sky when I can. I have had no issues at all and was one of the best things I have done for so many. I know I feel good. Hope you all are enjoying them as much as I am.
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:51 AM
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I love mine, I had an older version and bought the newer version when they were re-released and haven't ever taken it out - also ended up selling my original / framed one as the new one fits great. Thanks for doing that!!
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:58 AM
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I have one, had a 968 at the time they re-released them, I installed it but for the most part I keep the OEM roof in, I find in the summer it's a LOT of glass. I have to pull it out of the attic and put it back in for this year....it is very nice.



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Please start it back up again. I can't find one to save my life.
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:53 PM
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Contact Pilkington classics in Ohio. They are the folks who remanufactured the tops.
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:22 PM
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Hi - I purchased one of the new ones about 2 years ago for my 86 Turbo. Love it. I also bought a spare roof bag on ebay, and keep the Saratoga top in that bag. Pretty slick. I *** love *** the Saratoga top on the 944. Really nice piece of kit and have not had one issue with it in the 2 years.
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:56 AM
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I have one still in it’s package waiting for my 951 to be complete.
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:01 PM
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I was part of the group buy a few years ago. Thanks for setting that up. I love mine.

i have a couple summer days when the sun was a bit much, but have no desire to remove it. I have been playing with the idea of a retractable sun screen. Right now am using a pair of those suction cup ones designed to protect small kids.

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Old 01-18-2019, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Paul Waterloo View Post
I have one, had a 968 at the time they re-released them, I installed it but for the most part I keep the OEM roof in, I find in the summer it's a LOT of glass. I have to pull it out of the attic and put it back in for this year....it is very nice.



Apologies for off subject, what steering wheel is that you have? Year of your 944? MIne is '86
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:25 PM
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I reached out to Pilkington to get a production run going again. I'll update with an ETA, # of units, and cost in a separate post. I missed out on the last buy and have wanted one to go with my restored interior.
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Old 01-18-2019, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by finally! View Post
Apologies for off subject, what steering wheel is that you have? Year of your 944? MIne is '86
https://rennlist.com/forums/968-foru...the-968-a.html
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Old 01-20-2019, 03:08 PM
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I am very appreciative of Stephencs601 for getting that production going. I jumped in right away and have had the top in my car ever since. There were some issues with the hardware but IIRC Pilkington sent around a kit. My top was a replacement for an original Saratoga top that had no seal left - extremely noisy and beating up the paint on my roof.
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Old 01-20-2019, 03:57 PM
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Thanks. I can't tell you how happy I am that this came to reality. I got a top and couldn't be happier.
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Old 01-21-2019, 05:53 PM
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I recall they were initially only available in bronze. Did other tint colors ever become available?
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Old 01-21-2019, 06:10 PM
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Not sure, I know mine is bronze and it is perfect for my car. I would suggest to call Pilkington classics.
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