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Vehicle Information: Model: 996; Year: 2001; Body Type: Cabriolet; Total Mileage: 35,000;

Joel, I read the query about taking the liner out of the soft top, which is something I did years ago on another earlier 911 cab. It can be done, mostly with careful cutting with a razor or exacto blade. The hazards are obvious and a mis step will screw up the rest of the top. I just went around any contact points to get rid of the old liner that had gotten mildew and moldy. That being said, the reason it is there is to protect the real top from chafe and wear over time with wind flutter, etc, plus hide the support frame. I eventually replaced the whole top before the car was totaled by an associate, but there was no down side that I ever saw. As to why anyone makes a car with electric top and manual boot is a great mystery for owners and designers. Porsche isn't the only firm to do this for years before they figured out how to self cover the top whe it's down, and I have owned a few otjher convertables that had weird top/boot configurations.... Ah, but that's another story.

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