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New Burgundy Hood Fitted :o)

Post by TitanTim » Sat 26 Jul, 2014 17:05

Hi all,

Just thought I would share a few pics of the Zeds new hood fitted today by Paul of the Softtopshop, Tags posted some pics of his M being done by the same company last weekend. The original factory hood was black but decided on the burgundy as this is the colour combination I've always longed for since originally looking for a Zed in 2008.

I'd arranged to have a full hood fitted with new lining but when Paul inspected the orginal he said it was perfect which saved me an extra 400 quid. Can't praise Paul highly enough, he took great care of the Zed, cleaned and lubricated all the hinges and retensioned the springs and was very professional and left the Zed clean and tidy. All in all took around 4 and half hours and really pleased now with how the Zed looks :) The old hood whilst still in good nick on the bits you could see it was starting to get a little ropey where it was attached to rear bulkhead.

If anyone is thinking of having their hood replaced I can highly recommend Paul. Company is based in Stockport but for the petrol money will travel down as far as Birmingham.

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Hot day for it though :colourful:

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Re: New Burgundy Hood Fitted :o)

Post by freds dad » Sat 26 Jul, 2014 18:59

Looks good Tim.

What did he charge you to do what he did? He's only up the road from me so may call him and ask him to have a look at a couple of niggles with my roof.

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Post by TitanTim » Sat 26 Jul, 2014 19:22

freds dad wrote:Looks good Tim.

What did he charge you to do what he did? He's only up the road from me so may call him and ask him to have a look at a couple of niggles with my roof.
Thanks Fred, total cost was £650, the burgundy is slightly more than the black or blue hoods. If you want the lining as well it's £1050. Quality is equal if not better than the original hood.

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Post by TR4man » Sat 26 Jul, 2014 19:23

Looks really nice and much more up-market than a black hood.

I guess you'll now have to have the upholstery burgundy coloured as well to match :)

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Post by Del » Sat 26 Jul, 2014 19:43

Looks great. These burgundy hoods seem to look particularly good on red, silver or black cars. Silver cars seem to look good with blue, black or burgundy hoods. Looking to get my hood (silver car) replaced and I'm confused with the choice now :D

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Post by lightning » Sat 26 Jul, 2014 20:06

I live four miles from Stockport. I might get him to fit a new rear window, as my hood is fine apart from that.

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Post by TitanTim » Sat 26 Jul, 2014 21:45

Del wrote:Looks great. These burgundy hoods seem to look particularly good on red, silver or black cars. Silver cars seem to look good with blue, black or burgundy hoods. Looking to get my hood (silver car) replaced and I'm confused with the choice now :D
I've always liked the red on silver look as it looks a step above the black slightly, just looks nicer.

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Post by Davejue1 » Sat 26 Jul, 2014 21:48

I like that a lot! :)

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Post by t-tony » Sat 26 Jul, 2014 22:33

That looks absolutely fabulous Tim, you should be very proud. I think I will contact him when I'm ready and ask if he can do a green one for my Oxford Green car. If he can at a similar price he gets my vote. If he can come as far south as Brum he may be tempted to get to Lincoln?

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Post by TitanTim » Sat 26 Jul, 2014 23:06

Davejue1 wrote:I like that a lot! :)

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Thanks Dave :)

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Post by charliebigpotato83 » Sat 26 Jul, 2014 23:11

LOVE that! Great choice.

I'd like a blue hood for my car but that's going to have to wait until the current one falls apart or starts leaking!!

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Post by TitanTim » Sat 26 Jul, 2014 23:11

t-tony wrote:That looks absolutely fabulous Tim, you should be very proud. I think I will contact him when I'm ready and ask if he can do a green one for my Oxford Green car. If he can at a similar price he gets my vote. If he can come as far south as Brum he may be tempted to get to Lincoln?

Cheers, Tony.
Thanks Tony. He doesn't list any green hoods but worth asking, unsure where the hoods are sourced but they're high quality.

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Post by t-tony » Sat 26 Jul, 2014 23:29

Cheers for that Tim it still will be worth talking to him anyway. Yours looks awesome mate.
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Post by Davejue1 » Sun 27 Jul, 2014 08:12

TitanTim wrote:
t-tony wrote:That looks absolutely fabulous Tim, you should be very proud. I think I will contact him when I'm ready and ask if he can do a green one for my Oxford Green car. If he can at a similar price he gets my vote. If he can come as far south as Brum he may be tempted to get to Lincoln?

Cheers, Tony.
Tony, I've seen a Boston Green with a lighter green roof a few times not far from where I live and it's looks great, IMHO I think having a roof the same colour (not shade) looks brill, when I get round to changing mine it will be going blue. :)

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Post by Southernboy » Sun 27 Jul, 2014 09:30

Best colour on the silver car...I'm sure you can't help driving with the roof up at the moment... :D
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Post by lordhelpus » Sun 27 Jul, 2014 11:11

Looks very nice, a good choice of colour, and also a very neat and tidy job done by the look of things. :thumb:
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Post by TitanTim » Sun 27 Jul, 2014 11:25

t-tony wrote:Cheers for that Tim it still will be worth talking to him anyway. Yours looks awesome mate.
Thanks Tony, I'm sure a green hood could be sourced, hopefully so :)

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Post by TitanTim » Sun 27 Jul, 2014 11:26

Southernboy wrote:Best colour on the silver car...I'm sure you can't help driving with the roof up at the moment... :D
lol thanks Barry, I can't have the roof down anyways for a few days as the sealant has to cure etc :|

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Post by TitanTim » Sun 27 Jul, 2014 11:31

lordhelpus wrote:Looks very nice, a good choice of colour, and also a very neat and tidy job done by the look of things. :thumb:
Cheers, I think when choosing a fitter it has to be done on recommendation as its a fairly skilled process. When chatting to the fitter it sounds like a job that can be easily bodged, not using sealant etc.

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Post by t-tony » Sun 27 Jul, 2014 11:47

Davejue1 wrote:
TitanTim wrote:
t-tony wrote:That looks absolutely fabulous Tim, you should be very proud. I think I will contact him when I'm ready and ask if he can do a green one for my Oxford Green car. If he can at a similar price he gets my vote. If he can come as far south as Brum he may be tempted to get to Lincoln?

Cheers, Tony.
Tony, I've seen a Boston Green with a lighter green roof a few times not far from where I live and it's looks great, IMHO I think having a roof the same colour (not shade) looks brill, when I get round to changing mine it will be going blue. :)

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Cheers for that Dave. Next time you see it get a photo and then you could show me.lol.
Only joking mate.
But it's nice to know someone thinks the same as me re colour coded roof..

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Post by pingu » Sun 27 Jul, 2014 15:35

By far the best colour for a silver Z3.
charliebigpotato83 wrote:LOVE that! Great choice.

I'd like a blue hood for my car but that's going to have to wait until the current one falls apart or starts leaking!!
I'm in the same boat. I want a blue top, but can't justify spending any money as there is nothing wrong with mine.

I wonder if he'll do a discount for two - and does anyone want to buy a black roof?
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Post by charliebigpotato83 » Sun 27 Jul, 2014 15:40

Mine does have a repair on the top, about the size of a penny, but the rest of it is great. The last owner had stuck two pads on the rear corners where they wear to stop this happening, so it doesn't have the usual bald spots. I did take the pads off, but put them back on again because I'm a skin-flint :)

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Post by littlefeller » Mon 28 Jul, 2014 06:42

looks great on silver, looks more upmarket too. I think coloured hoods do change the whole appearance of any convertible. good price 8-)

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Post by Brian H » Mon 28 Jul, 2014 13:45

Tim,

Your new hood looks really smart, totally transforms the look if your Z, good colour choice :thumb:

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Post by TitanTim » Mon 28 Jul, 2014 20:13

Brian H wrote:Tim,

Your new hood looks really smart, totally transforms the look if your Z, good colour choice :thumb:

Brian
Thanks Brian, its quite a strange feeling as you get used to how your car looks and then simply changing the hood colour makes it feel like a new Zed :)

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Post by gookah » Mon 28 Jul, 2014 21:23

TitanTim wrote: simply changing the hood colour makes it feel like a new Zed :)
Why? has it started rattling.......? :D
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Post by Tufarlian » Tue 29 Jul, 2014 17:33

It looks absolutely terrific and I'm very tempted to go for a blue one come spring next year.

It's not a zip in window though. Can it be replaced if needs be?

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Post by Ragtop » Tue 29 Jul, 2014 19:27

That looks really good Tim. Bet you're glad you didn't sell it now, I reckon now you have your super new roof your Zed is a keeper, with no thoughts of selling it. :)
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Post by TitanTim » Tue 29 Jul, 2014 20:14

Tufarlian wrote:It looks absolutely terrific and I'm very tempted to go for a blue one come spring next year.

It's not a zip in window though. Can it be replaced if needs be?

Mark
Thanks Mark, yes the screen is sewn in, I'm guessing thats a good thing in some ways but a little harder to replace. The fitter did say it can be done by an upholsterer with a long reach sewing machine :|

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Post by TitanTim » Tue 29 Jul, 2014 20:21

Ragtop wrote:That looks really good Tim. Bet you're glad you didn't sell it now, I reckon now you have your super new roof your Zed is a keeper, with no thoughts of selling it. :)
Thanks alot, I couldn't sell the Z3 in the end, its a car that I've always felt at one with, comfortable to drive and feels like a glove, whereas my Z4 never quite gelled with me plus its a car thats just too complicated to keep long term out of warranty, roof etc so it was the one to go. I doubt very much I will ever sell the Z3 now, its not worth a great amount and a shame to sell it for a couple of Ks.

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