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E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:45 PM
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A much better option than hardware store parts is the kit sold on z3hardtops.com For $430 shipped you get the brackets factory bolts front FActory mounting screws ,tool and instructions. perfect fit . If you want they have the options for all the covers and switches . Without the power by pass if someone activates the power soft top with the hardtop on ...#@#**&%%% and the cost will be big bucks. They even offer a heavy duty corkscrew stand to keep the top from twisting under extreme driving.
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:49 AM
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Hi I am new to posting and I have a 2000 bmw z3 1.8litre, and I need to fit my hardtop... I have everything but the two bolts for the front!:-( I saw someone said they bought some from a hardware shop, but where I live there are no decent ones. How could I go about getting the screws? Can you put any screw there? I don't even remember what they looked like or how big they were!
Another recent problem of mine with the z3 is it unlocks when I lock it? After numerous times of pressing lock it will then stay locked!
Anyone ever heard of this ?
Thanks guys :-D
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:28 AM
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I think this is the bolt you need - http://parts.bmwofsouthatlanta.com/p...119901586.html

Check realoem.com to verify.

I'm also not sure if BMW of Atlanta will ship to England. I just did a google search with BMW and the part number. You may be able to find a supplier closer to you.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:40 AM
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I think this is the bolt you need - http://parts.bmwofsouthatlanta.com/p...119901586.html
Check realoem.com to verify.
I'm also not sure if BMW of Atlanta will ship to England. I just did a google search with BMW and the part number. You may be able to find a supplier closer to you.
In RealOEM for my 1997 1.9, the bolt is No. 06, described as an M8X12-8.8-ZNFE, with that same PN 07119901586, but "Ended" or no longer available.
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...54&fg=20&hl=22

If BMW South Atlanta cannot get it or ship abroad, this vendor might:
http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Site...01586/ES14141/

Or the OP might find a hardware specialty vendor in England that sells a M8X12-8.8-ZNFE.

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Old 04-03-2014, 11:05 AM
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Pretty sure this is the one he's looking for: 54 21 8 410 534 Torx bolt. THIS is the bolt that secures the front of the hdtp to the windscreen frame.

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Site...0534/ES158052/

The O-ring is supposed to hold the bolt in place when the top is removed; in nearly fifteen (<15) years with two (2) Rdstrs, I've only had a bolt fall out once (and found).
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:11 PM
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Pretty sure this is the one he's looking for: 54 21 8 410 534 Torx bolt. THIS is the bolt that secures the front of the hdtp to the windscreen frame.

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Site...0534/ES158052/

The O-ring is supposed to hold the bolt in place when the top is removed; in nearly fifteen (<15) years with two (2) Rdstrs, I've only had a bolt fall out once (and found).
I only got my z3 3 years ago and my dad was the previous owner, being a young woman I didn't want the hard top on and am now needing it on as the bad weather the past month has cost me a fortune replacing my immobiliser and starter motor(roof leaked), gone to my dads to pick up the roof and read the instructions but I think I might of hoovered the two securing bolts not realising what they were. Really need the roof on as don't want to have to fork out more money if I flood my boot again! Ha :-/
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:33 PM
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Bolts.

Randy has the correct part number. The problem is you have to buy 10 unless you have a super dealer that has stocked them. I have tried ecs and 3 dealers before and ordered 2 but they always call back and say they are sold in lots of 10. I have them but its too much to send to england sorry.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:48 AM
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Pretty sure this is the one he's looking for: 54 21 8 410 534 Torx bolt. THIS is the bolt that secures the front of the hdtp to the windscreen frame.

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Site...0534/ES158052/

The O-ring is supposed to hold the bolt in place when the top is removed; in nearly fifteen (<15) years with two (2) Rdstrs, I've only had a bolt fall out once (and found).
I think the bolts are more prone to fall out if you use the hardtop a lot. I had the hardtop on all winter and the bolts fall out within a few miles of driving. I just take them out and put them in the glove box now.

I just tried to order 2 from ECS so I will have spares.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:50 AM
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about Z3hardtops.com

this guy is awesome though his website is still under construction
I was passing through his area and asked if we could meet and wanted to see his work. I've seen the kit from overseas and wasn't terribly impressed
His name is Mike and his cuts and welds are excellent. his brackets are solid and excellent. buy with confidence.
With the level of machine work i honestly don't think he's making any money on these things.
it started as a pet project for him when helping his son with his hardtop issues...
and it was successful and he wanted to pass it on.

at any rate, solid stuff.
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:40 PM
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I think the bolts are more prone to fall out if you use the hardtop a lot. I had the hardtop on all winter and the bolts fall out within a few miles of driving. I just take them out and put them in the glove box now.

I just tried to order 2 from ECS so I will have spares.
Update - ECS has shipped my order. So, it looks like you can order just 2 bolts. It does end up costing about $20 after shipping though.
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:11 AM
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Update - ECS has shipped my order. So, it looks like you can order just 2 bolts. It does end up costing about $20 after shipping though.
Update #2, I received the bolts and they are the correct ones for the windshield HT mount. I think the O-rings around the old ones were compressed after 14 years. The new bolts fit really tight and don't fall out.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:30 PM
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If anyone needs the bolts I have the factory ones i can sell you shipped for 14.00$ not close to 22.00$ like the ecs ones will cost you , or if you are smart and just dont want them to fall out, I will send you a couple of proper size o rings free. Just PM me. I have tons of them.

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