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Old 03-29-2008, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default CF hardtop on eBay $720 / 5 hour left

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I'd bid on this thing, but I just called two glass shops, the first one claimed it's a dealer only part, the second one said "Like $520 but we need to see the car first".

Have any of you sourced hardtop glass before?

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Old 03-29-2008, 12:26 PM   #2
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Can be purchased through Mazda Motorsports, or get a Lexan version through Axis Power Racing.

I wonder if it's lighter than an OEM unit.
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You wont find one cheaper than $400 if I had to guess. My bodyshop guy told me to expect about $400-$500 for the glass and $100 to install it.

The last CF top went for $650!!! I was gonna grab it, but I asked some questions and thought hard about it. Seemed like it would end up costing double in the end. So I went with the Autokonexion CF hood instead.

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Old 03-29-2008, 12:37 PM   #4
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Can be purchased through Mazda Motorsports, or get a Lexan version through Axis Power Racing.

I wonder if it's lighter than an OEM unit.
You sure about Mazda Motorsports? I just checked the Spec Miata site, and read that lexan rear windows aren't allowed.

Axis's site is down for maintenance. :(

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Chris, don't you have the OEM hardtop? Is this a weight reduction decision on your part?
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:55 PM   #6
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I have an OEM, but this would just be soooo cool along with the cf hood and trunk I bought. Let the ricer comments fly.

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I would be happy to see the fitting with the glass? And the fitting on the car?
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Look for a smashed up OEM hardtop. When I was looking for mine there was one a few miles over that had been rolled on the car. The top was smashed in half but the glass was fine. The guy only wanted $200.
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So I went with the Autokonexion CF hood instead.
Which you're selling. Shoulda jumped on it!
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pshh, who needs glass when you have carbon fiber. There must be some cheapo/ghetto way to make a rear window for that.
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FWIW I almost bought a HT that needed glass, and I got a quote for 350 bucks installed for glass w/defrost, 300 installed w/o defrost.
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Wholesale price from Mazda for everything needed to install the glass is $740. That is the window (non-defrost, $300) and the 3 seals/weatherstrips that hold it in.

The Lexan from Axis Power is cut to the correct shape, but is flat, and needs to be heated and shaped. It is $300.

I am going with a custom lexan window and riveting it in and using silicone to seal it up. It's on my list of things to do.
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The Lexan from Axis Power is cut to the correct shape, but is flat, and needs to be heated and shaped. It is $300.
You're right on the money. I spoke to Jon from Axis, and that's what he quoted me. The more I looked at that eBay hardtop, the less I liked it. Maybe some day when I grow up I can afford the real deal, but for now, I'll stick with my factory hard top.

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Wholesale price from Mazda for everything needed to install the glass is $740. That is the window (non-defrost, $300) and the 3 seals/weatherstrips that hold it in.
I can supply the OEM window and 3 seals for about half that. Brand new Mazda OEM. That dealer is ing you

<edit> just added it all up. the non defrost rear glass and seals are well under half
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That dealer is ing you

It's a DEALER, so that is already implied. It was the same price from 3 of the local Mazda dealers here. I have also called 10+ glass-repair places, and none of them can get the parts, and tell me to contact Mazda.
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My point was that it's not w'sale pricing. It's actually retail plus.
Anyway, if you need the stuff at less than 1/2 "w'sale" LMK.
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How much for the rear glass and seals shipped?

How much for just the rear glass?
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i think im gonna pick up one of those tops and use glass from my cracked top. or maybe ill just fix my top... will see...
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How much for the rear glass and seals shipped?

How much for just the rear glass?
Rear window and seals are $330 + freight. Might have to go truck freight due to awkwardness of rear glass.
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What about just the rear glass?


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