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Re: Hamann hardtops...

Post by Deano1712 » Thu 13 Jun, 2013 10:06

No and no....not had much time for anything recently. I had a go on Photoshop looking at different colours. Not impressed with grey so its more of a black/silver choice now, more likely the latter. I have not managed to get a realistic looking silver on Photoshop so need to try again with that. I have the hardtop fitting ok now so it just needs prep and paint. I'm not in a rush though, sorry to disappoint! Recent effort has been getting some loose ends complete with the V8 conversion. Thats all complete as of last weekend so the hardtop and my new bonnet is the next 'project'.
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Post by Eastsix » Thu 13 Jun, 2013 11:01

I'm no expert, and I havent used photoshop for yonks, but cant you sample the colour of the car and then use that for the roof?
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Post by shantybeater » Fri 26 Jul, 2013 23:22

oh wow, a hamann hardtop has finally hit british shores! well done Deano for taking the plunge, it looks fantastic!.

Not so good to hear work is need after such a big price but I genuinely believe it will all be worthwhile once you've finished.

As for color, imo you should stick with artic silver, this top looks so good I reckon body coloured will bring out the lines the best.

Will keep watching with interest!
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Post by Deano1712 » Sun 28 Jul, 2013 08:40

Cheers Shanty. It sounds bad that it didn't fit, but I would have been more surprised if it did considering how often these get manufactured. A couple of hours work had the fit sorted. Paint is the next job and Arctic Silver is the plan. Here it is now, perhaps I should just lacquer over the guide coat for a novel look ;-)

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Post by shantybeater » Sun 28 Jul, 2013 08:53

Cannot wait to see this painted and fitted..
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Re: Hamann hardtops...

Post by John Wilson » Sun 28 Jul, 2013 11:43

I can't understand how it would make a difference to the fit just because they dont make many. Surely they just are made around a mould so the shape would be the same whether you made one 2 years ago or just yesterday.

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Post by TitanTim » Sun 28 Jul, 2013 11:55

For the price I would expect perfect fit and service from Hamann and Autovogue IMHO :|

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Post by Deano1712 » Sun 29 Sep, 2013 16:09

Its been a long time coming but here she is fitted, and looking good. The colour match is pretty good, as is the fit. The fitting instructions are a bit naff but the parts are all fine and the fitting kits works ok. I got some windscreen sealing adhesive and primer and used that for the rear screen. I think silver was the best choice - what do you think?

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Post by shantybeater » Sun 29 Sep, 2013 16:15

Looking good, silver wins hands down imo
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Post by Althulas » Sun 29 Sep, 2013 16:30

I'm glad the hard work you have had to put into it to make it work has paid off it looks outstanding.
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Post by maurice the martian » Sun 29 Sep, 2013 16:34

Lookin good bud, silver deffo best choice.
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Post by Captain » Sun 29 Sep, 2013 16:50

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Post by Jonttt » Sun 29 Sep, 2013 19:35

No no no :head:

Now I neeeeed one :roll:


Why could you not just do a botch job that looked crap so I could finally get one of these out of my system :?:


Now that is one mean looking hardtop and makes me OEM one look a bit naf :oops:
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Post by Robert T » Sun 29 Sep, 2013 19:56

Looks mean! :D

Great work. Do you do bonnets? :lol:

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Post by Bi11 » Sun 29 Sep, 2013 20:12

Was worried that it was going to be a poor fit and look awful, which would have been a real shame. Thankfully it looks ace and really good in silver.

Most people will be put off getting one by the amount of work you had to do, so that is going to keep it much more exclusive!
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Post by Daz3 » Sun 29 Sep, 2013 20:13

Wow the hardtop looks awesome. Great job on the paintwork too loads more satisfying learning to do it yourself than just paying someone. Another string to the bow and all that :D
Looking forward to seeing a few more angles too!
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Post by Southernboy » Sun 29 Sep, 2013 20:28

I really want to puke....with envy....looks exceptional....lets see more pics!! :D
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Post by Mint » Sun 29 Sep, 2013 21:21

Looks brilliant great work. I can see some more of them being made now :wink:
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Post by Eastsix » Sun 29 Sep, 2013 21:57

Oh my word that looks HARD AS NAILS. Cracking job bud, as already said, must feel pretty special, bet you get lots of comments! Whats the interior finish?
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Post by Deano1712 » Mon 30 Sep, 2013 06:01

Thanks for the comments. The inside finish is just black painted and not a good finish at that, so needs some attention at some point.

When driving its noticeable how low the rear window is. Im average height and cant see to the horizon through the mirror.

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Re: Hamann hardtops...

Post by Boysie » Mon 30 Sep, 2013 08:48

Deano1712 wrote:Thanks for the comments. The inside finish is just black painted and not a good finish at that, so needs some attention at some point.
Is it possible to have a lining fitted by a trimmer or is this another talent you have.
With all the work you have put in, I bet you want it completely perfect in and out
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Post by Z3cade » Mon 30 Sep, 2013 09:46

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Post by Southernboy » Mon 30 Sep, 2013 13:13

Perhaps you might look into a small camera fitted into the rear bumper...it'll help with the rear view???
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Post by ///M_aniac » Mon 30 Sep, 2013 21:42

Jonttt wrote:No no no :head:

Now I neeeeed one :roll:


Why could you not just do a botch job that looked crap so I could finally get one of these out of my system :?:


Now that is one mean looking hardtop and makes me OEM one look a bit naf :oops:
Let me know if you are selling your OEM top then Jon. Still looking Imola or black top for Hamish

Btw- top is looking good Deano. :D
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Post by Brian H » Mon 30 Sep, 2013 21:52

Your hardtop looks really good :thumb: good colour too. You have certainly put the hours in to the top to get to this point. I admire your patience with this project as it has not been an easy ride. Great work.

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Post by janijoeli » Tue 01 Oct, 2013 02:20

As JC, RH and JM would put it: This has to be the most sorted Z3M.... in the world! :thumb:

IMHO it's either ragtop or the Hamann hardtop for Z3s, no other options. I don't always agree with Hamann styling but they really nailed it with the hardtop. Transforms the whole car to something aggressive and awesome.
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Post by Jonttt » Tue 01 Oct, 2013 13:04

Deanno when are you doing the £100 copies :?:




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Post by Deano1712 » Tue 01 Oct, 2013 13:53

Haha I'm thinking of renting access to forum members. £100 gets you 1 hour alone with the hardtop in my garage. Privacy is assured. No tongues alowed though.

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Post by Southernboy » Tue 01 Oct, 2013 14:07

:roflmao:
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Post by Jonttt » Tue 01 Oct, 2013 15:03

Deano1712 wrote:Haha I'm thinking of renting access to forum members. £100 gets you 1 hour alone with the hardtop in my garage. Privacy is assured. No tongues alowed though.

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Post by janijoeli » Tue 01 Oct, 2013 15:14

How much for overnight? Can I bring my own resin? :D
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Post by larrygroke » Wed 02 Oct, 2013 20:42

WoW

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Post by Southernboy » Thu 03 Oct, 2013 17:38

I think it needs to be sent to me in SA....Given a couple of months, I'm sure I can get them knocked off at half the price or less.... :D
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Post by yalden » Tue 02 Feb, 2016 12:26

Does this look familiar Deano?

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Post by deni2s » Tue 02 Feb, 2016 12:50

Yalden, what's the serial number on yours?

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Post by yalden » Tue 02 Feb, 2016 13:06

There's two numbers.

10033142 and 3000.

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Post by deni2s » Tue 02 Feb, 2016 15:32

First is part #, second - probably should be serial number, but looks like it's repeating.

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Post by Deano1712 » Tue 02 Feb, 2016 20:39

Mine has 3000 on it too. Have you stolen mine? Im not at home now so will check its still there when i get back ;-)
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