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Old 05-10-2018, 11:45 AM   #21
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Ugh, you guys are really being positive. I'm all kinds of pissed off, though, because the rear window on the new top is noticeably smaller (and, I have to say, cheaper looking) than the one on the old top. It's not an OEM part, which is something they didn't tell me before I went to pick it up.

There's also some cosmetic damage on the new frame that they installed, which they'll have to replace.
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Old 05-10-2018, 11:56 AM   #22
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Well crap. Smaller window, WTF!
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:02 PM   #23
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Oh no! Is the cabin smaller inside now? I thought it was just camera angle.
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:20 PM   #24
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Hm, rumatt, good question. I didnít actually get in the car. Left it there and am now in discussions with insurance company. Itís a mess.
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:48 PM   #25
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Oh that sucks, I didn't notice the window. Sorry Josh, that would make me very unhappy too.
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:14 PM   #26
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It looks ok but how can they use a non-OEM or OEM-equivalent (i.e. same supplier as Porsche just not branded) part?
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:16 PM   #27
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It’s a mess.
I don't see any scenario where this is going to end well.
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:31 PM   #28
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I was about to post it looks great but then read about the window which I completely didn't notice.

Argh ... frustrating !!
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Old 05-10-2018, 02:50 PM   #29
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Ugh, you guys are really being positive. I'm all kinds of pissed off, though, because the rear window on the new top is noticeably smaller (and, I have to say, cheaper looking) than the one on the old top. It's not an OEM part, which is something they didn't tell me before I went to pick it up.

There's also some cosmetic damage on the new frame that they installed, which they'll have to replace.
Is the lack of visible seal the "cheaper looking" part to which you refer?

I'd be pretty pissed about non-OE parts being using without disclosure. And I'd be checking my policy and work authorizations to make sure I'm not pissed at myself for letting it happen.
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Old 05-10-2018, 03:13 PM   #30
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If you can figure out how to force your insurance co. to use OE parts please share.
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