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Old January 22nd, 2003, 09:33 PM   #1
Tom Wilbur (Austin, TX)
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Need advice on rear window replacement in the Bay Area

Hey there, folks...

Don't worry -- I'm not *really* a Texan. I lived in the Bay Area for six years before moving to Austin.

Anyway, I've got a friend in the Bay Area with a '98 Boxster, and her rear window just "severely" cracked, and I was hoping among the esteemed Babblers could offer a recommendation for a place to get it fixed. I was hoping for an upholstery shop that might be able to sew in a new plastic window -- as opposed to getting an entirely new top.

I couldn't find any relevant threads in the archive, and while the Recommendations page had two endorsements of upholsterers, they were for, well, upholstery.

Thanks a bunch!

-- Tom ('00 Boxster S, ZB/GG/GG)
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Old January 22nd, 2003, 10:25 PM   #2
Tom M (Sunol, CA)
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Re: Need advice on rear window replacement in the Bay Area

Any of the Sure Fit shops should be able to do the job. I don't recall if we've had anybody replace just a window yet. The hard part, of course, is the removal and replacement of the top. I'll call the dealer tomorrow to see who they recommend.
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Old January 23rd, 2003, 09:40 AM   #3
John in San Jose
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Re: Need advice on rear window replacement in the Bay Area

I had a cracked window in my 98 in 2001 (out of warranty). I went to Rector Motors in Burlingame. They used an outside shop who replaced the rear window and did a good job. Perhaps you could give their service guys a call for the name of the shop. I think it cost about $400. I'm not sure as I was able to convince Rector to pick up the tab at the time....
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Old January 30th, 2003, 10:57 AM   #4
Tom Wilbur (Austin, TX)
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Re: Need advice on rear window replacement in the Bay Area

Tom, any update? Did you get a chance to talk to the dealer? If not, can you let me know which Bay Area dealer you prefer, and maybe I can just send my friend directly to them.

Thanks,

-- Tom
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Old January 30th, 2003, 11:29 AM   #5
Tom M (Sunol, CA)
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Re: Need advice on rear window replacement in the Bay Area

Sorry. I did get a few names but the prices seemd very high. As far as dealers go the 2 that are most preferred from a service standpoint are Andersen-Behel and Clardige's. Info on both are in the recommendations pages (link to the left). If you contact Claridge's be sure to ask for Kimo. Mentioning the Babblers won't hurt either
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