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This is a discussion on convertible replacement within the Convertible forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I just shattered the rear window in my 99 convertible top. The factory original from the dealer (the fabric top ...

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    I just shattered the rear window in my 99 convertible top. The factory original from the dealer (the fabric top assembly with the glass) is $5011 - Just to buy it at the parts dept. Are the aftermarket tops any good? They run about $700 with the glass.

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    you could try calling: http://www.billygrahamscamaro.com/ they might have what you need.

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    you should go to a good upholstery shop. they would be able to probably just replace the window. if not they can redo the entire top. i got a price for my old iroc convertible for 1500. that place does excellent work so if i kept the car i would have had it done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrondownhiller View Post
    you should go to a good upholstery shop. they would be able to probably just replace the window. if not they can redo the entire top. i got a price for my old iroc convertible for 1500. that place does excellent work so if i kept the car i would have had it done.
    I agree go to a shop they are usually reasonable and use quality materials plus their work is guaranteed. I plan on going that route when I redo my top. 5k for a top is completely absurd did that include the frame?

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    I have a complete top with the frame and glass I'll sell you. It's off a 2002 low milage car. Email me if you are interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rc74racer View Post
    I agree go to a shop they are usually reasonable and use quality materials plus their work is guaranteed. I plan on going that route when I redo my top. 5k for a top is completely absurd did that include the frame?
    No, only the fabric with glass. 5-6 years ago it was about 1500. Talked more with parts dept today; they can sell me just the glass section (which means they should be able to install it) for $700. Of course, GMPartsDirect.com has it for about $330, but don't ship glass.

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    Curious - what are you looking to get, and where are you located?

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    I'm in Yorba Linda. Looking to get $450.00 you pick up.

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    My rear window is coming loose and my top is getting tired looking
    Can you use just the glass?
    Mines got defogger

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS1Z28 View Post
    I'm in Yorba Linda. Looking to get $450.00 you pick up.
    Thanks - I ended up ordering the glass piece new from the dealer. I'm thinking a bit about the total piece as a future replacement, just in case. Has it spent much time in the sun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toplessHO View Post
    My rear window is coming loose and my top is getting tired looking
    Can you use just the glass?
    Mines got defogger
    Thanks for the offer. The glass has a skirt arrangement bonded to it, would require shop effort to remove it then replace it. I just bought the new glass assembly from the dealer, wanted to keep it factory. The top, although 6 years old, looks practically new. I've always kept a cover on it outside.

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    The car only had 5900 miles on it when it was removed It's been in a box ever since.

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    I live in Florida and for most of the year, I don't have a garage to keep my car in. The sun and weather really puts a beating on the top. I had the top replaced at the beginning of this year (my car is a 2001). The local Chevy dealership here quoted me $2800 for a new top installed.

    Look for local upholstery places. I got quotes from local shops and most of them said it would costs about $800-$1200 installed, including a new top mind you. I got a brand new top installed for around $836. The top cost around $430 and the rest was labor. Very reasonable.

    Be sure to ask about warranties on the top. While most shops only warrant the work they do, there's usually also a warranty from the manufacturer of the top if the rear glass starts separating (that's what happend to my old top). So, even if the new top starts coming apart early, you should be able to get another one from the manufacturer, and if the shop is nice enough, maybe charge you nothing or a little to install the replacement.

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    mailto:fparts@fpartssalvage.com
    this place may be some help .

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS1Z28 View Post
    The car only had 5900 miles on it when it was removed It's been in a box ever since.
    Im interested in top and have PMed you but never heard back

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