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Old 10-21-2012, 09:40 PM
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Z3 Top

Is it a nightmare trying to put a new top on a Z3 or is it somewhat simple? What might it cost to have this done by a local shop if you already have a new top?
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:50 PM
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I would just call different places to see.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:37 PM
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The definitive DIY for replacing your top:

http://webspace.ringling.edu/~dplassma/str/str.html

At least with this, you will have an idea as to whether it's something you're willing to do yourself...
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:59 PM
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Just got my Z3 back from the upholstery shop today. They installed a new top (including window), headliner and both seats (leather trim with suede insets) for 2000.00. I found my shop through a different local car group (Miata). These guys did an AMAZING job!!!! Fit, stitching and quality of materials are better than factory in my humble opinion. Still have yet to post them to this site. :0)
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:32 AM
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[QUOTE= They installed a new top (including window), headliner and both seats (leather trim with suede insets) for 2000.00.[/QUOTE]

Can you take pictures of your seats. I'm having mine done this winter while I store my car and am looking for ideas. Leather with suede inserts sounds interesting.

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Old 10-24-2012, 08:33 AM
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I have found a car that has a new top with it although it needs to be installed. Its also needs a spot in the hood fixed where somebody must have sat on it, but it's a good car for a good price as well. Indy Girl please post pics as soon as possible!
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:06 PM
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Gonna reformat the images to a smaller size cuz there HUGE!!!! But after racing it around on the streets since I got it back I LOVE the suede insets!!! I figured it was pretty important that my butt not slide around while trying to make a simple turn around every corner HA! =0)
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