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Old 05-22-2014, 03:05 AM
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HI there.

Maybe sombody can tell me the diferentz between the european top boot and usdm top boot.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/..._pg2.htm#item4

thx
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by RoDeO_993 View Post
HI there.

Maybe sombody can tell me the diferentz between the european top boot and usdm top boot.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/..._pg2.htm#item4

thx
US cars have the seatbelt tower between the seats. Not sure what the difference in the covers would be, but the US version has a flap that goes behind the seats if the windstop is not in place.
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Old 10-21-2014, 12:50 AM
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Abiazis, did you ever find a good top shop for your 993. I have a 928 that is probably going to need some custom covertible top work done and was wondering what your search turned up. Thanks.
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:35 PM
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how much added cost would there be to change the straps while replacing the canvas on a 96 993. Just curious as I got quoted 1795.00 for the Gahh A5 sonnenland german canvas top and installation. I told the installer when I dropped it off that I wanted the straps replaced as well--we never discussed that price---Just curious what a fair price would be so I have some info---This is columbus, Ohio
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:28 PM
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Tom if the whole job complete is 1795 that's a good price.- including the headliner
The straps should be included but if not 100 is a fair price.

Figure under 2k for the whole Job.

I have a Gahh top.

Also good luck on the sale of your car, I can tell your like me and keep your stuff nice.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:58 PM
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Thanks Starbucks--The price did not include the headliner as mine was in great shape. There are basically 3 shops that Porsche uses in Columbus, I went with the guy priced in the middle as I liked his set up better, larger company, and thought the guy I spoke with was pretty knowledgeable about my car and all the adjustments and precautions needed to properly fit the new top--We'll see as I pick it up tomorrow.

How long do you think I need to wait before putting the top down---They say 10 days. A guy i spoke to in Henderson, NC said a month--which sounds very long to me
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:54 PM
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I waited a month, but most shops say 2 weeks....
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:22 AM
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What do people do to replace the headliner? I have a new top but the headliner is older.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:33 AM
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7-10 days in warm weather is fine- it needs time to adjust and sit and stretch. About 70 deg plus is warm.

but in the end of the day do exactly what the shop says its his profession he knows better, plus if anything goes wrong and you follow instructions you may have better recourse.

as for the headliner, I don't know the install process but would imagine the top has to come off.
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Originally Posted by BSL View Post
Paid $1000 for the install on my top in Chicago-land. Top itself was around $450. I didn't replace the headliner as the present one is in quite good condition.
Can you tell me where you had in done in Chicago. I need to replace on my 1995. Thanks.
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I bought my top from GAHH. GAHH uses Hartz material. The upolosterer I use is reputable and has been in business over fifty (50) years. The shop could care less whether I supplied the materials or not. The shop also replaced the headliner. I wouldn't do one without the other since your new top will last at least ten years.I can't remember the price for installation of the top and the headliner. I'm guessing about $2000.00, plus the materials which I supplied.
I live in Philly so my price may be higher. I was,and am. more concerned with the quality than the price. Additionally, the shop stands behind their work. That is difficult to price on......
The top looks beautiful.
Hope this helps.

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