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Porsche Boxster, 1997-02
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts


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Key Features:

 

  • Quality: Made to Porsche specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Factory Material: A5 German Sonnenland Canvas.
  • Original Window: Heat-sealed, green-tinted plastic window.
  • Original Colors: Black, Blue, Graphite and Space Gray
  • Alternate Materials: Sonnendeck (Twilfast) Canvas, Stayfast Canvas
  • Alternate Window: We offer a non-original glass window with defroster for this car. No edge or material is exposed on the glass window, so the window will not wear or delaminate. It comes with a lifetime warranty.
  • Package Specials: We offer a Boxster Do-It-Yourself Installation Kit, which includes our own step-by-step Boxster installation manual, a pry tool, and professional grade contact cement with brush. (Cables are not necessary, as they are built into the top.) Add it to any top for $34.95.
  • Shop with confidence: 5 year manufacturer warranty.

     

Best Buy!
Porsche Boxster Install Kit
Add to Any Top for a Smooth Do-it-Yourself Installation

Installing a Boxster convertible top? Here are the install essentials you'll need to get the job done. Add to your cart and then scroll down and choose your top from the list below. The Install Kit includes:

  • 8 oz. Can of Professional Grade Contact Cement
  • Pry Tool
  • Installation Manual with step-by-step procedures for Boxster top installation
  • Price: $34.95


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1997-02 Porsche Boxster Convertible Tops
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Description Color Price Buy!
A.) Boxster Top: Original A5 German Sonnenland Canvas Convertible Top with Original Integrated Green Tinted Plastic Window
For: 1997-02 Porsche Boxster Convertible Top


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$529.95
B.) Boxster Top: Original A5 German Sonnenland Canvas Convertible Top with Non-Original Defroster Glass Window

This top's rear window system is made with a newly patented encapsulation process for superior durability and comes with a lifetime warranty. 
For: 1997-02 Porsche Boxster Convertible Top


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$699.95
C.) Boxster Top:  Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas Convertible Top with Original Green Tinted Plastic Window
For: 1997-02 Porsche Boxster Convertible Top


View Color
$439.95
D.) Boxster Top: Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas Convertible Top, with Non-Original Defroster Glass Window

This top's rear window system is made with a newly patented encapsulation process for superior durability. The window system comes with a lifetime warranty
For: 1997-02 Porsche Boxster Convertible Top


View Color
$599.95
E.) Boxster Top: Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Non-Original Defroster Glass Window

This top's rear window system is made with a newly patented encapsulation process for superior durability. It comes with a lifetime warranty.

For: 1997-02 Porsche Boxster Convertible Top


View Color
$539.95
F.) Boxster Top: Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Original Green Tinted Plastic Window
For: 1997-02 Porsche Boxster Convertible Top


View Color
$479.95
Best Buy!
G.) Porsche Boxster Install Kit. Add to Any Top! 

Installing a Boxster convertible top? Here are the install essentials you'll need to get the job done. Choose your top from the list above.

The Install Kit:

  • 8 oz. Can of Professional Grade Contact Cement
  • Pry Tool
  • Installation Manual with step-by-step procedures for Boxster top installation
For: 1997-02 Porsche Boxster Convertible Top
-- -- -- $34.95
Porsche Boxster convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002


Headliners
Description Price Buy!
Black Cloth Headliner for 2001-02 Boxster.
$299.00


Installation Supplies
Description Price Buy!
4oz Can of Contact Trimmer Cement, With Brush
$6.95
Porsche Boxster Top Removal and Installation Manual. 15 Pages, with illustrations and text
$29.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless Staples, 1/4", 300 Count

 

$3.49
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples 3/8", 300 Count

$3.49
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 3/8", 1000 Count

$9.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 1/4", 1000 Count
$9.49
Trimmer Contact Cement: 4-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$8.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$12.95
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

Great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc.

$26.95


Cleaning & Protectant
Description Price Buy!
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant.
    Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
$38.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant.
    Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
$34.95
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit

Contains:

  • Bottle Window Cleaner
  • Bottle Window Protectant
  • Sponge, Applicator Pad
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
$30.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush
$14.95



Custom Fit Car Covers
Description Price Buy!
1997-04 Porsche Boxster, Boxster "S" Convertible Custom Fit Car Cover, 200 Series
$139.95
1997-04 Porsche Boxster, Boxster "S" Convertible Custom Fit Car Cover, 380 Series
$189.95
1997-04 Porsche Boxster, Boxster "S" Convertible Custom Fit Car Cover, Evolution Series
$219.95




Important Information
Original Factory Color(s): Black, Blue, Graphite and Space Gray

Our Porsche Boxster tops are made by a specialist in German tops and interiors. There is no more finely made Boxster top.

Rear Window: The original (dealer) rear window is zippered, incorporating a Porsche patented zipper arrangement. No manufacturer we have found is making a replacement top with this zipper. Our top with the plastic window is made with a non-zippered plastic rear window. The sealed in window is likely to be preferrable to many drivers. Our top is correct in every other detail.

We also offer an aftermarket top with a defroster glass rear window. This is made with a newly patented encapsulation process for superior durability.

Inside Top Fabric: All canvas tops are three layers: the treated canvas outer layer, the pre-shrunk cloth inner layer and the central, bonding, layer. The inner layer of our Boxster tops will be black.

Original Fabric: If you select our original German fabric tops it will be the original Porsche "A5 German Sonnenland Canvas. This Sonnenland canvas has "silkier" surface texture and an improved performance (durability) compared with the classic Sonnenland.

Alternate Fabrics:

Sonnendeck Canvas (also called 'Twillfast') is an American made canvas, true double texture topping like the Haartz Stayfast. Many purists who own Mercedes and other German cars want to see the particular German weave (that is called "dobby weave") when they look up inside the car. Haartz Stayfast canvas has a plain (unwoven) inner lining. So for Porsche, Mercedes and BMW owners who will spend a little more in order to see that "dobby" weave we offer a fabric called Sonnendeck (in addition to the original German Sonnenland or Happich canvas. The wear rating of Sonnendeck is also greater than for Haartz, by perhaps 10%. This is due to the slightly heavier inner lining and subtle bonding specification differences.

Haartz Stayfast Canvas has a canvas outer layer and a preshrunk cotton inner layer. The two are bonded with and separated by a butyl rubber core. It is this core that makes the fabric last a very long time, with both better static and dynamic wear ratings than vinyl toppings. Haartz Stayfast is the American substitute for the German canvases used in Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, some models of Mustang and Lebaron and others. Canvas is widely regarded as "richer looking" than vinyl. It is a little harder to clean. The inside of the top is pre-shrunk cotton. The inner lining is usually black.

Headliner: The headliner is the inner roof covering. Headliners were introduced in 2001. The headliner is a separate part from the top. Our headliner is made in original black "dan" cloth.

Cables: Our tops are made with original quality cables covered in the resilient extruded casing.

Do-It-Yourself Installation: We offer a shop manual with step by step procedures for top installation. These have been successfully used by many owner/installers. However, we cannot offer consulting service for Boxster installers.

The installation of this particular top is quite elaborate and should not be undertaken by someone without mechanical confidence.

Boxster tops are fastened at their sides with embedded cables built into the convertible top.
Usage history indicated premature failure at these areas due to "pull through" of the cables in the Boxster top.
Only utmost care and quality control in the factory can reduce the possibility of early failure due to this design question.
Germanex and Robbins are two factories that have taken pains in their Boxster convertible top manufacturing processes,
in particular with regard to their installation of original quality cables.

CONVERTIBLE TOP FABRICS
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.
  • Sonnenland® (View) is a German-made 3-ply topping made up of an acrylic twill-weave facing, a rubber inner-layer, and a polyester "dobby backing." The dobby backing is a knit-like weave original to many high-end foreign cars. Customers who value originality over cost often pay top dollar for Sonnenland, just to have that authentic "dobby backing," seen only when you look up at the roof of your convertible top from inside your car. Sonnenland canvas is a top-of-the-line material original to various Audi, BMW, and Jaguar convertibles, among others. Sonnenland Canvas can vary in terms of surface weave and/or weight for acoustic performance, but all Sonnenland Canvas promises elegance and long-lasting durability.
  • Twillfast® (View), also called Sonnendeck Canvas, is an American-made canvas - a cost-effective substitute for Sonnenland. Twillfast is usually a 3-ply topping (though some versions are 5-ply) with Polyester and/or Polyester/cotton backings. This material, original to certain Camaro, BMW, Mustang, and VW Beetle convertibles, among others, varies in terms of surface weave and/or weight for acoustic performance. Twillfast Canvas is identical to Sonnenland Canvas - elegant and durable - only it's less expensive. This is a top-notch convertible top material, one we often recommend to savvy customers who like a good buy and a quality product.
  • Stayfast Canvas (View) is an elegant, durable canvas original to cars like the Mazda Miata and the Nissan 370Z. Stayfast is commonly used in replacement convertible tops. Stayfast canvas has an acrylic square weave facing, a rubber inner-layer, and a cotton backing. As with other canvases, the rubber core gives the fabric long-lasting durability. Stayfast canvas is a sleek, beautiful canvas, usually less expensive than Twillfast, but it does not have the dobby backing offered in Sonnenland and Twillfast (Sonnendeck). Stayfast is a popular upgrade to vinyl convertible tops, and as with any canvas, is richer looking and has a higher wear rating than convertible tops made of vinyl.
  • Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl (View) is the most popular fabric. This vinyl design is original to most American cars from the fifties to the nineties. Pinpoint refers to the little dots or pips that you see if you look closely at the vinyl surface. European cars, such as the old Beetles and others also used pinpoint vinyl as the topping fabric.
  • Chrysler Sailcloth (View) is featured on many late LeBarons, Sebrings, certain Mustangs and other cars. It is structurally (wear quality) equivalent to the Haartz Pinpoint but has a different surface grain. The grain was designed to imitate the look of canvas. As you can see from the scan of this fabric, it is an exceptionally rich looking material. It is sometimes chosen for replacing convertible tops that originally featured pinpoint vinyl.
  • Cabrio Grain (View) is also structurally equivalent to the pinpoint. It has a pigskin outer grain vinyl as original to Volkswagen Cabriolets from 1984 onward and to Mazda Miatas and Mercury Capris.
  • A5S German Canvas (Robbins) The 100% Acrylic Twill Weave Surface Cloth receives a special flame singing treatment to remove the fabric knap; and is laminated to Black 100% Polyester Dobby backing.

    This is the original topping for Porsche Boxster and Cabrio convertible tops. 59 inches (150 cm) wide, made in Germany.
  • British Bison (also called Colonial Grain) (View) is the American made crush grain vinyl that imitates the much more expensive British Everflex vinyl original to many British convertibles. Color selection is limited. These are often referred to as 'crush grain' or 'leather grain' vinyls. They are structurally equivalent (wear rating) to the pinpoint, cabrio, and sailcloth vinyls.
  • British Everflex Vinyl (View) We are now pleased to offer British Everflex Vinyl for classic English tops. This is the original material used on British convertibles including Jaguar, Rolls Royce and many others. Imported from England, British Everflex vinyl is a supple vinyl with a rich appearance and is more durable than other vinyls. A good, less expensive alternative is Colonial grain vinyl. Colonial has the same texture but is less durable.
  • HV Denim (also called Twill Weave Vinyl) (View) is heavy duty sport material composed of a distinctive twill grain PVC outer layer and a polyester/cotton blend inside lining fabric.
  • Trilogy Acoustic Vinyl (View) A heavyweight vinyl that is often used on SUVs like Jeep, because the two-ply composite has the capacity to reduce noise by about 20 percent compared to standard vinyls like Sailcloth. The vinyl material is durable, promises long-lasting wear-and-tear, and resembles the sleek twill cloth commonly found on luxury convertible cars.
  • Haartz Twillfast RPC (View) This American-made canvas has a twill weave pattern and resembles German-made Sonnenland canvas. It is a great all-purpose canvas and, according to Haartz, is used on 99 percent of convertibles. It is stronger and more durable than Stayfast Canvas and offers more sound protection. Haartz rates Twillfast RPC as a mid-level acoustic product, compared to the low-level sound reduction offered on other top materials like Stayfast


Parts in this category (Porsche Boxster) fit cars for years: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002.

We a now pleased to offer hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic motor pumps, and hydraulic hose sets for many different convertibles, they will be listed on your cars page if available. Also, checkout our newly added roof rail weatherstripping seals, front header weatherstripping seals, door weatherstripping seals, trunk weatherstripping seals. Look for extra savings on weatherstripping seals kits.

We are continuing to grow our convertible related products: These include convertible top latches, tonneau covers, relays, switches, rear tacking rails (trimsticks), seat covers, car covers, and carpeting.


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