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hi, I own a 73 bug fliptop. needs a top, got a price of 800.00 installed. I think it is just for the outer top, Is this a fair price?? I would have to drive two hours to it.
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I'm sure that most of the big VW supply companies would have a top for your Beetle. The most popular place to buy would be Chuck's and TMI Products I also checked at CIP1 and they have them for $139.95 for vinyl and $299.95 for the canvas top. They offer free shipping in the USA and Canada and usually a 5% web discount at the checkout. Call a local auto upholstery shop and see what they'd charge to put that top on. You might end up saving a few bucks.
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thanks, I will check It out
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Just in case you want some other options, here is a fellow I found with video for do-it-yourself. I figure I'll have mine done but want to know what to look for/ask when shopping. At any rate, hope it helps, found it on Samba.org a great bug site.

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From: DAVID WRIGHT [mailto:wrig061@attglobal.net]
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 2:17 AM
To: 'Jackie Flowers-Catarineau'
Thank you for your valued input. You may place your order for the video at this time using the pay pal method. Simply direct your funds to the e-mail address above and I would be more than happy to forward your video.
Normal pricing for the video is 29.00 plus six in shipping and handling. However, from time to time we do run promotions. For example, if you order one of your top, headliner, and pad packages known as a combo kit - the video will generally come as a complimentary. So, there is a savings to you right there. However, some people like the advantage of being able to see what they are about ready to get involved with so we have a purchasing policy that allows for the purchase of the video separately and as long as you purchase your combo kit within two weeks of that separate purchase – we credit your combo purchase 29.00. We do not credit the six dollar cost of the shipping and handling.
The video is done on a 71 bug convertible which is great for you and it is very helpful on all bug convertibles through 79 as it relates to technique, dimensioning, and application. Our web site is readily available to you.
http://www.convertiblespecialties.com
You will see on page two of the web site that my daughter will be more than happy to hand you a free brochure. Click on any one of the three brochures and check it out.
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Good luck on your top ~ Jackie
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I also have a 71 vert. I purchased my top from convertible specialties,called a few shops and prices ranged from $500.00 to 750.00 just for installation. I think I'll take my time follow the video instructions and do it my-self
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