Porsche Babblers  

Go Back   Porsche Babblers > Porsche Boxster and Cayman Forum > Boxster / Cayman

Boxster / Cayman Porsche Boxster and Cayman Forum - Topics and discussions about the Porsche Boxster and Cayman


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 17th, 2006, 12:44 PM   #1
RNajarian
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 238
Hardtop Installation Adjustment

Hi Gang
I recently won an auction on Ebay for a hardtop for my car. I will be installing the spinlocks prior to taking the 5 hour drive to pick it up in No. CA.

Assuming the spinlocks (aka pivot pin guides) are installed correctly, are there any adjustments or tweaks that need to be done when first mating a hardtop to a car? If so, any heads up or advice?

Thanks
__________________
R Najarian
2005 Cayenne Titanium Metallic
2000 Boxster Artic Silver
1975 911 Targa Guards Red
1983 911 SC Guards Red (RIP)
RNajarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 17th, 2006, 01:06 PM   #2
Tom M
Site Founder
 
Tom M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Westfield, IN
Posts: 2,635
You'll likely find that the hardtop fits but may have space where it meets the body even when latched in place. While it's safe to drive that way it would be noisy and potentially allow any weather you run into to enter the cabin.

On the inside of the hardtop there is a removable panel above each lever. Once the panel is removed it reveals the allen screws used to make the adjustments. As I understand it one loosens things up with the levers in the unlatched position and then, with a helper, pushes the top into place so it's making contact along the entire back edge. The allen screws are then tightened. Once the screws have been adjusted you should be able to latch everything up and be good to go.

CAVEAT: While I've never done the process it shouldn't be that difficult to figure out
__________________
Tom M (Westfield, IN)
'04 996 C4S MBM/GG (gone)
'00 986 S MBK/NBL/BLK (gone)
'11 958 Cayenne S
Tom M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 17th, 2006, 01:09 PM   #3
RNajarian
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 238
Thanks Tom. It probably would be wise to bring a set of tools to make those adjustments while on site. I'm looking forward to the drive.
__________________
R Najarian
2005 Cayenne Titanium Metallic
2000 Boxster Artic Silver
1975 911 Targa Guards Red
1983 911 SC Guards Red (RIP)
RNajarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 18th, 2006, 01:37 PM   #4
chily3
Junior Member
 
chily3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 14
I suggest that you install the brackets in your car before you go up north. the bolt that secures these little holders behind your seats is an allen head. Be sure to elecrical tape you allen wrench to each bolt securly you do not want to drop these bolts down from the brackets.

I am sorry do not have the correct termonogy for the inserts etc. All the parts for this will cost about $150.00.
chily3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 18th, 2006, 02:22 PM   #5
RNajarian
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 238
OH YES I will make sure the spin locks (aka pivot pin guides) are in before I go north. I was able to get all the parts delivered for $99 from Pelican Parts. Now All I need to do is find someone who wants to trade a Silver Hardtop for my Black one and save me the cost of repainting it.
__________________
R Najarian
2005 Cayenne Titanium Metallic
2000 Boxster Artic Silver
1975 911 Targa Guards Red
1983 911 SC Guards Red (RIP)
RNajarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Porsche Babblers > Porsche Boxster and Cayman Forum > Boxster / Cayman



Search tags for this page
Click on a term to search for related topics.
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Finally Got My Hardtop Painted (long) hloo10 Boxster / Cayman 5 February 7th, 2006 08:15 AM
Retractable hardtop for 987, just not possible cja Boxster / Cayman 0 December 17th, 2005 11:37 PM
Valentine 1-in-Mirror Installation Oggie (on Long Island) Boxster / Cayman 9 January 13th, 2002 11:48 AM
How/where do I connect the wires from Hardtop? Hendry Boxster / Cayman 4 July 17th, 2001 08:53 PM
V1 Stealth Box installation is now a documented process... Magic Mtn Dan Boxster / Cayman 0 January 21st, 2001 08:38 PM

Google+


Copyright © 2001-2014 Babblers. All rights reserved.
Babblers is a Porsche Boxster and Cayman enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent Porsche of Stuttgart, Germany.