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Old 08-24-2004, 11:53 PM   #1
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Default Convertible top replacement cost

Anybody had their top replaced? If so what is a ball park figure for having it done? I'd like to have some recommendations for a local shop, but having trouble finding someone who knows. Any gotchas to look for when your shopping? Is there a better "brand" of top? Better material? I've decided I'm going to have to bite the bullet and do it, now I need some info. I can't find a lot of things on the internet about top replacement though.

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Old 08-25-2004, 12:15 AM   #2
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$300. cheap one, 1 year top $800-$1,200 great one, 5 year top
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Old 08-25-2004, 07:19 AM   #3
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The price for my 84' GT was $1300 for everything. I would'nt think that theres to much difference between years.Thats Michigan though.

Good luck and damn do they look good with a new top.

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Old 08-25-2004, 07:21 AM   #4
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Oh, and by the way.
When you replace the top,ask for the glass window and not the plastic.Much better.
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Old 08-25-2004, 09:48 AM   #5
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5 year top is a good one!!?? Good grief!! The top I have now is 10 years old! Does that mean a new top every 5 years? I found a top that was guaranteed for life for ~$500. Just have to have it installed. Wonder what that would cost?

Do you have to replace the glass when you replace the top or can they reuse the glass I have?
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Old 08-25-2004, 02:03 PM   #6
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$1300 for a new top sound about right, I had to redo mine on my 93 Lx, they did a good job, The aftermarket materials are way better. Plus Up on the westcoast of Canada alot of rain, Just choose a good quality top it should Last you for a long time.

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Old 08-25-2004, 04:49 PM   #7
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Anybody had their top replaced? If so what is a ball park figure for having it done? I'd like to have some recommendations for a local shop, but having trouble finding someone who knows. Any gotchas to look for when your shopping? Is there a better "brand" of top? Better material? I've decided I'm going to have to bite the bullet and do it, now I need some info. I can't find a lot of things on the internet about top replacement though.

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why don't you just PM or e-mail vfast I'm sure he can give you some ideas about good local shops who do tops!
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Old 08-26-2004, 12:38 AM   #8
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Dog gone it!! Why didn't I think of that!? Thanks roundman
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Old 08-26-2004, 01:18 AM   #9
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Old 08-26-2004, 09:49 AM   #10
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LOL!!! Your too funny roundman! That's what I call a powerful stench eh!!
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