In Reply to: switching used hardtop help......... posted by Blaine Big Daddy Clark on January 14, 2000 at 18:26:16:
: I believe that most of the cost (and trouble) of the hardtop installation is in window alignment, not hardware. Still, 1000 bucks seems high. You may be able to mount the top on the car, leave the windows down and drive home to your own dealer for the final adjustments. You could also wait on the defroster switch installation til you got home. Maybe the dealer will give you a quote on a partial install?
Wonder what the dealer would charge to install a new factory top? I remember a price estimate of around 500 plus the top to add a hardtop at the time of purchase.
: I got what I thought was a good deal on a used hardtop. But the hook is that it is quite a distance from me. So my thought was that I and the seller could meet at a dealership near him, they could switch the hardtops, (est cost by ME b/t 2 and 3 bills). I assumed that they dould take off the hardware etc. from the donor car then just transfer it to mine. Sounded easy to me but......the dealer quoted $1,000.00 for the job. This makes my good deal wack. Anyhow if any one has bought a used htop, and has had exprience in exchanging them how bout some help.
: Clueless in Oregon