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Old 01-10-2011, 05:01 AM   #81
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I do like the OEM top but it something about the cloth that makes me think of those more expensive cars. They don't use vinyl.
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:04 PM   #82
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anyone get a top any cheaper than this one?
539$

I want the cloth black for an '05 Z

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tchlink:top:en
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:19 AM   #83
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anyone get a top any cheaper than this one?
539$

I want the cloth black for an '05 Z

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tchlink:top:en
Your posting in the wrong thread....BTW their website shows the Robbins brand at a higher price.
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:46 AM   #84
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So is there a general consensus of the best brand and material top for a replacement?
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:11 AM   #85
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I just downloaded the PDf and can't open it. I get "This file is damanged and cannot be repaired". Can someone repost a working copy?
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:35 PM   #86
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I just found a 2" rip on my driver side rear....not very happy right now. So OEM or aftermarket? What are your thoughts? Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:58 PM   #87
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Could someone please re-up the pdf file?

Thank you.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:06 PM   #88
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Could someone please re-up the pdf file?

Thank you.
First Link is still working.. i just tried it...
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:49 PM   #89
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Thanks for this DIY Saad! Got a tear in my top couple weeks ago, this will definitely be helpful :thumbsup:
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:17 PM   #90
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Great guide! Thanks! From what I have heard the OEM Vinyl from Nissan is a very tight weave and over time that in itself is one of the primary causes of tears in the usual 3 trouble spots for our tops. If you go vinyl make sure to get 303 protectant and make sure its a bit looser weave then the oem. Just my thoughts.
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:34 PM   #91
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Not sure if anyone has posted information similar to this so if so, apologies. I think this would be handy for those looking to replace. I know I had to do research before I bought my new Vinyl top.

Cloth tops are:
- More expensive
- Softer
- Easier to put up/down in colder ambient temperature.
- A "notch above" to those who recognize the difference between the two.
- Require more preventive maintenance (ie: keeping it clean to resist rain).

Vinyl tops are:
- Less expensive
- Less softer.
- Harder to put up/down in colder ambient temperature.
- Makes no difference to those who just see it as a convertible.
- Require less preventive maintenance re: waterproof, but must still be kept clean.
- Less resistance to staining (depending on colour).

I have a vinyl top and am very satisfied.
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:24 PM   #92
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I just downloaded the PDf and can't open it. I get "This file is damanged and cannot be repaired". Can someone repost a working copy?
Just tried this just now and I'm getting the result as above. The 6.9Mb file stops downloading before it finishes and you get nothing. Can someone help here??? I can really use this file. Thanks to the OP by the way for this!
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:40 PM   #93
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Just tried this just now and I'm getting the result as above. The 6.9Mb file stops downloading before it finishes and you get nothing. Can someone help here??? I can really use this file. Thanks to the OP by the way for this!
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:59 PM   #94
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Goig to attempt this change myself. Looks straight forward. Gonna take pics and hopefully add to the guide. No promises. Hopefully some video as well. Wish me luck. Looks pretty straight forward though.
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Goig to attempt this change myself. Looks straight forward. Gonna take pics and hopefully add to the guide. No promises. Hopefully some video as well. Wish me luck. Looks pretty straight forward though.
Wow! Good Luck!
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:04 PM   #96
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I just found a 2" rip on my driver side rear....not very happy right now. So OEM or aftermarket? What are your thoughts? Thanks in advance.
I too started to notice several dry spots with cuts. My top will need replacing soon.
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:56 PM   #97
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Well I fixed my top, took lots of videos and pictures. Hopefully I can have an updated guide and a video link up in the future.

Having the right tools before you begin is a major plus. Going to compile a list of tools needed before you start. Nothing special but just to give an idea of what you need. Most of you probably already have most tools.

Well I'm tired, gonna get some rest. Thanks to the original guys for the guide. It was a big help. Hope I improve on the guide.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:33 AM   #98
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any progress getting this pictures and tips posted? I'm getting ready to change mine but have been unable to find directions
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The Download link doesn't work. Does anybody have access to this guide? I need it.
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Tried to upload it but it failed, it's a bit over 7 megs so not sure if can email to gmail or not but can try if you'd like, just pm me your email and I'll try when I get home unless I have it saved also at work.
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