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Convertible top replacement

What are the current options for replacing the top - other than a hard top? I found the drivers side upper rear corner is starting to fray. Do they still make complete replacements or do I have to go with just the cover?

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Fabric or entire frame?

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Top assembly from GM Parts Direct runs around $1200 plus shipping, part# is 25895175, that is the black top, the tan is a little higher. Fabric can be replaced but most likely your best bet there is a local upholster shop. Not sure you can purchase just the fabric as an OEM part maybe others can address that.
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I guess I should have included its for an 08 Saturn Sky, so it has the liner.

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The liner can be removed and reinstalled. Sky and Solstice tops are the same and fit either model. Late 07 or newer will be your best bet for replacement as they have some upgraded parts to address the pinching issue.
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The tops are identical on both cars

You can purchase the canvas cover with or without acoustic liner

The price for the canvas cover with the rear window attached last time I checked was between $1000 and $1300 depending on color plus shipping

The top assembly, which is the canvas cover, acoustic liner mounted on the folding top mechanism was between $2500 and $3500. Check on line prices

Getting the canvas cover installed isn't cheap as its rivited and glued to the framd

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I just checked and Hoosier is correct. They are in the $1200 range without acoustic liner

My 07 is without liner and it's fine for me. I might pick up a spare before they are gone

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Top assembly from GM Parts Direct runs around $1200 plus shipping, part# is 25895175, that is the black top, the tan is a little higher. Fabric can be replaced but most likely your best bet there is a local upholster shop. Not sure you can purchase just the fabric as an OEM part maybe others can address that.
As RTE stated above, we are talking about entire assembly at that cost, right? Or is that just the canvas itself?

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As RTE stated above, we are talking about entire assembly at that cost, right? Or is that just the canvas itself?
The entire top, direct bolt in install. BUT without the acoustic liner. If you are ok with that, then you are good to go.

I did not do an extensive search but I did not find just the canvas cover.

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Thanks for the clarification. I was getting confused as to which was which. I believe I do want the acoustic liner only because the original came with it and its the Sky - mine I wouldn't care much about. And it's my wife's car...

I'm showing discontinued part - 15878798

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I don't think the acoustic liner is available separately any more. Check with Tom at CED he can tell you

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*Throw's hat in*

I have a used entire top structure I just pulled off my car.
It had only been folded down maybe 10-15 times since I bought the car.
No tears or frays

only bad thing is I'm in Idaho..you're in NC...

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GM part direct is showing the part, it would be best to email there Customer Service and confirm that. The part number is 19121193 for the headliner. May be available from other sources. They also show the complete top, I sent them a request to see if it was available and if it came with the liner at the price listed. I will let you know when I receive an answer. One note if acquiring about any part have your vin # number handy as you will need it.
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Here is there reply:

Thank you for your inquiry to GM Parts Direct: Your direct source for Genuine GM Parts.

Unfortunately, the part number you have requested has been discontinued and
is no longer available from GM. We are unable to supply this part.


That is for the complete folding top.
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