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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 07-15-2013, 06:14 AM
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Mein Auto: 1985 E30 Baur 323i
Help needed- ideas on how to remove a Baur rear canvas section

Hi- I'm a new member, picked up a 1985 323i Baur over the weekend, auto, under 200,000 klms, my second foray into 80s BMWs, after having owned a very straight mid 80s 520i a decade back which was a great car.

The stitching on the vinyl window had come away totally across the entire top of the window due to age, leaving a gap approximately 20 inches wide where the canvas was no longer attached to the window, meaning water etc can get in super easy.

I've located a canvas repair guy, who'll replace the vinyl window with a new piece and sew the whole lot back up good as new- but I need to remove that entire rear section and leave it with him for a week for him to do the job.

Can anyone who has done something like this before with a Baur please give me some tips and ideas on how to approach removing it so that the removal and subsequent refitting doesn't turn into a disaster. (My handyman/DIY skills are very much at the lower end of the scale :/)

I appreciate any ideas and feedback anyone with experience in this can give me, cheers -Dean, Australia.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:44 PM
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Might be worth joining this group to find out:

http://www.bmw-baur-tc-club.de/
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:30 PM
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thanks for the update and reposting-cheers Dean

Many thanks for the info! cheers Dean
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