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Old 01-09-2019, 11:53 PM
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Rear window is trashed

I have a 91 Bird convertible, and the top is in near perfect condition but the rear window is ripped and yellowed to the point where you can't see thru it. Can i replace just the window or does the whole top and window have to be replaced as one?
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:44 PM
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Re: Rear window is trashed

ASC did not have zipp in/out windows in the camaro/firebird like some E36 BMW convertibles did. No one has done it but if you bought a new top and then had auto upholstery specialist take a window and add zipper to window and top you could just replace window in the future. i was thinking of having some made. The only problem is ASC used 2 different top sizes with camaro/firebird years so it would have to be on a made to order basis.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:05 PM
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Re: Rear window is trashed

If you are going to get a new top which I think is your only option, I would get one with the glass window in it. I got mine with the glass and I wouldnt have it any other way. They cost more but it the long run will last you longer because they wont yellow.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:42 PM
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Re: Rear window is trashed

Find yourself a good upholstery or auto top shop and they can very easily replace the rear window in your convertible top. I had this done on my 89 IROC vert when I was in the same situation as you........perfect top with a bad bad back window. People on here always say you can't do it, and I'm not sure why. The shop that did mine did a perfect job. You would never know it wasn't the original window.
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I would check first to see how much your upholsterer is willing to charge. I did hear that they will have to remove your top to do the repair. If you are doing this, you should realize that you will still have an old top that is going to not last as long as a new one. You will want to compare with your upholsterer on the price of a new fitted top with an old one that has been repaired. I still love my glass window one. That is my opinion.
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:14 AM
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I thought the top folded at the window, which would make a glass window impossible. Guess I was wrong.

Where did you guys get your tops with glass windows from?
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I got my top from Tops on Line. Had it for a few years and no problems at all.
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