Mounting a hardtop

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Z3crazy
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Mounting a hardtop

Post by Z3crazy » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 10:42

Hi guys and gals,

I bought my Z3 without a hardtop and mounting lugs, but i'm in the market for one now ( i'm in Holland, so don't tell me you know of one in, say, West Bromwich).

I'm just wondering how easy or hard it is to fit one from scratch. Any ideas or experiences are welcome :)

Cheers
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Rory4711
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Re: Mounting a hardtop

Post by Rory4711 » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 11:48

Morning; go online and type in:

[PDF]Z3 Hardtop Use & Install Information

Hopefully that'll be a good start for you
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Re: Mounting a hardtop

Post by Z3crazy » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 16:24

Thanks Rory, i also downloaded the the pdf mentioned at the bottom of the first pdf "Z3 hardtop first fitting".

All in all quite a deconstruction and rebuild, with some special tools and juggling about. We'll see how i get on (if i take up the challenge). I'd rather strip a Goldwing down :shock:
If it ain't broke, don't fix it
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Re: Mounting a hardtop

Post by Robert T » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 19:29

It's not difficult. I fitted the brackets to a friend's car in a car park with basic tools and the seller of the hardtop helped me adjust it to get a good fit. The adjustments are fiddly, but mainly because you have to keep lifting the roof on and off. Once adjusted it pops on and off easily.

Cheers R.

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Re: Mounting a hardtop

Post by mrscalex » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 20:29

In case you're interested I have a Topaz Blue hardtop with mounting kit for sale at £900.

I'm a good 80 miles south of West Bromwich too ;)
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1999 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Dimitri) - My brother's car owned from new and restored by me
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - My car rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Okus) - Project car waiting for a new engine
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Debra) - Donor car/breaker
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Always happy to try and help with spares :)

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Re: Mounting a hardtop

Post by Z3crazy » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 22:16

^ Ah, that's nice. Pity, though, mine's Cosmos Schwartz. But,yes..... you are closer to Dover :lol:
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