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Old January 15th, 2009, 10:37 AM
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if I sell my old soft top, what should I ask for it?

It is in pretty bad shape. The windows are pretty foggy, and it doesn't snap down in the back. The zippers in the back are gone as well. The buttons for tying up the windows with the straps are missing as well...

Would anyone even want this? If so, what should I sell it for?
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Old January 15th, 2009, 10:43 AM
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Someone might want it as a trail top.
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You (or the new owner) can even get it refurbished... I brought ini88's top to a place, they replaced a zipper, two alpine windows, and a bunch of snaps for about $175 I believe... The zipper they put on was very stout as well, if we had to do it over, we would have had them replace all the zippers with the new style..
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Where did you have that done... that sounds like the way to go...

What about the fact that it doesn't snap down in the back (it shrunk) would that be something the could fix as well?
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Old January 15th, 2009, 11:02 AM
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I got it done at a place in town (Falls Automotive Specialties., 325 Main Street,Little Falls, NJ) ... but any convertible shop should be able to do it... I was surprised when I started looking how many there were.
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"What about the fact that it doesn't snap down in the back (it shrunk) would that be something the could fix as well?"

They all did that. They can sew on an extension.
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Where did you have that done... that sounds like the way to go...

What about the fact that it doesn't snap down in the back (it shrunk) would that be something the could fix as well?
Stitchlines in Denver (Broadway and Hampden) she does authorized repair for REI, Mountainsmith, North Face and Patagonia. She has the equipement to work on stuff like that, I've had her do some work on my tops too. She is inexpensive and does excellent work.

When she repaired my bikini straps she used some kevlar material that will probably be the only thing left of that beater. Most people have had material added to the end of the top to extend it so it will fit again.

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awesome... thanks folks!
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So if I was to sell this one, what should I ask for it? (with nothing fixed on it)
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