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Old 12-19-2009, 02:47 PM   #41
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just got it installed took the guys 1 hr they said they had just done one yesterday. 220 labor+375 top and I feel like I have a new car.
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:03 PM   #42
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just got it installed took the guys 1 hr they said they had just done one yesterday. 220 labor+375 top and I feel like I have a new car.
Fantastic! You did a great job on researching & finding everything to make it work out! Post some
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:18 PM   #43
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here they are
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:48 PM   #44
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Wow that top looks bad!! How in the world did you get a Robbins top for 375 shipped!! Is it brand new with a warranty? Can you post a link to the seller or your auction if there are others available. These Robbins tops usually go for close to 800 from what i remember.
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:55 PM   #45
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I bought it off ebay with warranty card. It was fitted on a car and insurance wouldnt pay for it because it was black, so it looks new to me there was no stains/rips/ or folds of actual use.
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:34 PM   #46
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So there are not any more available then? Did you just get lucky and find the auction?

Great deal for you though I bet your going to be super happy with it.
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:04 AM   #47
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nope I saw the auction contacted seller told them to call me made the offer for 375 shipped she said ok as long as you send payment tomorrow.
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:36 AM   #48
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Thats cool good find post some pics up when you get it installed. If you have to have it professionally done I am curious of the labor costs.
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:49 AM   #49
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I did above and on page 2 I posted the befores hahah even the installer said he had never seen one that bad. I called locally from the list of robbins installers and prices ranged from 325-450 on labor.I got him to go 325 to 275 then I was like 220 cash he was alright hahaha
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:08 AM   #50
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I missed that post sorry. That top looks amazing and the install cost is even better! Sounds like you got a great deal and found the right people at the right time. Enjoy it!
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:22 PM   #51
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New top looks great - nice job!

How did the old one get so bad?? You're not running it thru car wash machines are you?
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:08 PM   #52
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I was using machines but thats not the cause. Thing is the heat from Las Vegas makes vynil really flexible and weak and when the frame rubbed it slowly started tearing it up. It started in February and just got worse every month and 10 months later looks new again hahahaha
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I heard that using the machines breaks up the seals of our tops as well that can cause them to have leaks or louder due to more air getting in. I don't know if this is true I just never took a chance with the automatic wash. Plus I enjoy working on the car spending some quality time with it.
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can someone please update the link...or send it
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can someone please update the link...or send it
Link works... I just downloaded it..... here is the link again -> http://www.filedropper.com/diy-350zr...placementguide
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Hey guys, I need some help.

I recently went on a nice weekend vacation only to find Monday morning that some crackhead *KNIFED* my otherwise pristine roof all to hell over the driver side. Whoever it was just wanted to find something to sell. Lucky, I still have stock audio and I don't keep anything in the car. He took my antenna for his troubles... but that's neither here nor there.

I got a check cut by my insurance for it today, but I am NOT going to pay $1500 for a top and $1200 (!!!) for labor like I've been quoted. Not because I'm cheap, but because I don't have that money. I've done plenty of work on cars before, so I feel like I can do this.

Problem is, the link for the doc that's in this thread is long expired. Do any of you have it? Could you PM me if you do? I heard mention of needing a rivet gun, which I don't have... is that true?
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why is this NOT a sticky???

this should be... moderator please advise
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why is this NOT a sticky???

this should be... moderator please advise
Cause nobody cares about the vert people.
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Added a 2nd link for hosting the DIY PDF file... as always please PM if you have any questions.
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