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Old 03-03-2019, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by GChambers View Post
Same question. If someone has an answer it would be greatly appreciated.

We're looking at an 07 Cab. The top has the typical wear marks. I'd like to know what it would cost to replace a convertible top before we make the purchase.

Thanks in advance!
I found Pelican has an aftermarket top for ~$1k, not terrible! Haven't found OEM replacement tops anywhere.
https://www.pelicanparts.com/More_In...LK&SVSVSI=5917
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Old 03-03-2019, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by bangsters View Post
Can you have the top replaced, are there companies replacing them? If I would go cab, I think the red top on black car would look good.
We have several custom top shops that I have gone to in the past.... this is my 9th convertible. They charge about $1500 - $3000, depending on size, material and complexity. I imagine there are comparable shops and prices in most major cities. This is not a job for somebody who hasn't done it before. It's very difficult to get the right fit.
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Old 03-03-2019, 11:16 PM
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Try Gahh Automotive(www.gahh.com); something like $1100 retail. Purchased top from Gahh last April and had it installed ($700). Look around for install shop; they can buy the top wholesale(rumored to be ~$600) and bargain about markup for the top if you give the shop the entire package(top + install). I would try $200 above wholesale for the top plus $800 for the install(Gahh states install requires 10 hrs; experienced installer can complete in 6-7 hrs.). Total $1500 would be a good deal; $2000 you have overpaid!!
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Old 03-05-2019, 06:45 PM
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Here's a picture of my spot. It's not a tear and it's pretty common.
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Iceter View Post

Here's a picture of my spot. It's not a tear and it's pretty common.
i had that spot when I first purchased my car last year. Bugged the hell out of me. I cleaned it with Raggtopp and other convertible cleaners but nothing helped until I received a tip to use WD40. Spray a bit on a towel and lightly rub the spot. It disappears within seconds. Finish with a convertible cleaner & protector and youĺre good to go.
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:11 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion, I’ll try that. I’ve been hesitant to use anything very strong for fear of making it worse. I even used a steam-cleaner on it with only mediocre results.

I’ll report back back with the results.
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:07 PM
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Default Convertible -- NO regrets

Hi-- to your second question, any regrets?

Absolutely none-- and to be honest I wouldn't have bought the 997 if they didn't have the convertible. It just adds another great and fun dimension to a nice day. I also agree, I like the look more than the coupe. Love it and use it every chance I get.

The tops fade and wear. If it bothers you, replace it. Also the lighter tops show them more.
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:42 PM
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WD40 seems to work. Needs more elbow grease.
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Old 03-07-2019, 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted by dgjks6 View Post
I have from the service manual the cab maint requirements. Every 2 years you have to lube a bunch of places with different greases. Keeps it quiet.
I would like to know more about this. Can you elaborate?
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Iceter View Post

Here's a picture of my spot. It's not a tear and it's pretty common.
The same exact spot! Wow, well that's cool.

I really appreciate so much great feedback from this group - for me, it ended up being less about the convertible aspect and more about color/conditions/prev owners... I've got a deposit on a showroom-condition private party 997.2 Turbo S coupe in Cararra White that I'm very excited about picking up in a couple days.
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Yep I'm on my third convertible 92 mustang, 2000 Boxster, now my 2009 Turbo 911. If I own a Porsche with a solid top it will be Cayenne which I do own 2006 there she is in the garage.






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Old 03-15-2019, 11:12 PM
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Love my cab!! Would never buy a coupe. I love the look even with the top up.

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Old 03-15-2019, 11:21 PM
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I'd say there is no more visceral, or raw, or more "go-kart" type experience in a 911, than there is in a cab.

They're sexy to boot.
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Old 03-16-2019, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Arctic997 View Post
I'd say there is no more visceral, or raw, or more "go-kart" type experience in a 911, than there is in a cab.

They're sexy to boot.
As are the drivers LOL!!

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My cab has the same grease spot in the same location. Not worried.
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