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E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 10-17-2004, 01:54 PM
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Well chaps - thanks for all your help - the diagrams etc came in helpful - the outcome was that although we won the auction, we do not have the hardtop ... allow me to explain ...

The chap advertised it as having a complete fitting kit from BMW - following the advice of some above, I was wary of this, armed with the PDF of the fitting instructions and the parts list - I asked the seller to confirm that he had all parts of the fitting kit - he had already stated it was removed from another car - he was being evasive - eventually on Friday I called him and he admitted that the electrical parts were not there - I therefore disputed his claim of a "complete fitting kit" - he disagreed and said that the heated window did not matter - - uh, it did matter to us.

Long and short of it - he would not discount so that we could get our own complete fitting kit, nor would he supply a complete kit - we agreed amicably to leave the deal there and positive feedback all round.

So although the deal did not work out as we wanted; thanks to you guys, we did not end up with a duff partially complete unit

So where from here ... for the money we would have spent on eBay and a fitting kit - we can get a complete new hardtop from Weismann - this is probably the route we'll take - and hopefully get one each, one Velvet Blue, one Imola Red

Alls well that ends well
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Old 10-17-2004, 02:40 PM
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thanks to you guys, we did not end up with a duff partially complete unit
You're welcome.

Glad you didn't waste a bunch of time and money driving 400 miles round trip to purchase a partial installation kit. Good job!
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Old 10-18-2004, 10:59 AM
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So where from here ... for the money we would have spent on eBay and a fitting kit - we can get a complete new hardtop from Weismann - this is probably the route we'll take - and hopefully get one each, one Velvet Blue, one Imola Red
Although UK pricing is certainly different than the US, this is not an unusual outcome. A good negotiated deal on a new top with a cooperative dealer often beats eBay plus shipping plus the on-car install kit. If you add repainting, it frequently is cheaper to buy new. But there are occassional eBay bargains.

Now for the new question.... Ever think of a top of a different color? I thought about a sterling gray top for my TiSilver, but decided on the boring conventional matching top.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:30 PM
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I know this is along time after the original post, but i was wondering how do you get the foam out?
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:36 PM
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Force, wiggling and persistence. It helps if it's not freezing cold either.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:48 PM
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I know this is along time after the original post, but i was wondering how do you get the foam out?
It was a real "bugger" getting the foam out of my car. I managed to save the driver's side but the passenger side ended up in two pieces. It was a tug of war to get them out without any damage to the foam. The glue really does not like letting the foam go. I think it was worth sacrificing the foam pieces
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:01 PM
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The first Z3 I looked at had an electric soft top with hard top on a dolly. It was at a used car dealer. The car already had a wet seat and a wet floor, so I assumed the soft top was the problem and a hard top should have been left on.

But after researching, I became afraid of the electric soft top motors, and the hard tops with their hoists, and was glad to find a manual soft top Z3.
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