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Old 11-06-2019, 04:03 PM
Caponem3 Caponem3 is offline
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Z3 convertible top rubber strip orientation

Which way for the rubber strip that grips the tacking strip go? Like this or reversed? Can someone please check?
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Old 11-12-2019, 05:42 PM
Blacklane Blacklane is offline
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That looks correct. The fat part is a cushion between the soft top and the metal body, so it goes toward the soft top.

Having said that, mine does not have a pronounced notch like that. That sure looks like it should go over the body.

BTW: you also need the plastic end pieces: BMW 51718401844

You can see it in step 30 here: https://webspace.ringling.edu/~dplassma/str/str.html

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