Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

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Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Post by bertiejaffa » Sat 16 Jul, 2016 11:23

Had my roof replaced on Monday - the new one is a work of art... very impressed
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Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Post by handsomejackuk » Sat 16 Jul, 2016 18:29

these come highly recommended on mx5 forums and mine was done by them and got to say it look superb...

Jack R Smith Swansea.... i have receipt for £280 from when mine was done 2 years ago i think it still looks good...

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Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Post by ARoosterinaRoadster » Sat 16 Jul, 2016 19:39

handsomejackuk wrote:these come highly recommended on mx5 forums and mine was done by them and got to say it look superb...

Jack R Smith Swansea.... i have receipt for £280 from when mine was done 2 years ago i think it still looks good...

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https://www.facebook.com/JackRSmithMotorTrimmers/

Hi Jack. Was that fitted only or supplied and fitted and are they still in business ?



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Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Post by handsomejackuk » Sat 16 Jul, 2016 21:22

fitted and supplied i believe.... i bought the car and had an invoice for the roof, only just bought the car but it was done about 2 years ago, i did speak to them about 2 weeks ago, they are still in business. I was enquiring about waterproofing the roof with waterproofer and they recommended Fabsil so i did that a few weeks ago, its not leaking just i want to preserve the roofs appearance and it works great..

heres a youtube of my roof after it has been fabsilled...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjCn_ZwmoZI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R76bAXlOpkA

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Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Post by ARoosterinaRoadster » Sat 16 Jul, 2016 22:30

handsomejackuk wrote:fitted and supplied i believe.... i bought the car and had an invoice for the roof, only just bought the car but it was done about 2 years ago, i did speak to them about 2 weeks ago, they are still in business. I was enquiring about waterproofing the roof with waterproofer and they recommended Fabsil so i did that a few weeks ago, its not leaking just i want to preserve the roofs appearance and it works great..

heres a youtube of my roof after it has been fabsilled...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjCn_ZwmoZI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R76bAXlOpkA
Fabsil is amazing and was/is much in favour with tent reproofing and general outdoor clothing ,trousers hats,caps etc.
I bought the Renovo kit for cleaning,recolouring and reproofing my Z3 but never actually used it. I will come-in if/when the hood needs doing on my very very recent Z3 replacement - a rather nice 59,000 miles,two owners from new (mother & daughter) Series 3 325 Ci Auto Convertible.
Happiness is a well kept Z3 and preferably running with the hood down - weather permitting.

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Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Post by ARoosterinaRoadster » Sat 16 Jul, 2016 22:30

handsomejackuk wrote:fitted and supplied i believe.... i bought the car and had an invoice for the roof, only just bought the car but it was done about 2 years ago, i did speak to them about 2 weeks ago, they are still in business. I was enquiring about waterproofing the roof with waterproofer and they recommended Fabsil so i did that a few weeks ago, its not leaking just i want to preserve the roofs appearance and it works great..

heres a youtube of my roof after it has been fabsilled...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjCn_ZwmoZI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R76bAXlOpkA

Good Lord that is/was give away even then - they are that just for supply only and with that on-top as a fitting charge. Indeed Paul at The Soft Top Shop at Stockport are about the most competitive up here in the North West and they were looking at £630 - £650 for supplied and fitted at their premises and currently with a 7+ week lead time.
Fabsil is amazing and was/is much in favour with tent reproofing and general outdoor clothing ,trousers hats,caps etc.
I bought the Renovo kit for cleaning,recolouring and reproofing my Z3 but never actually used it. I will come-in if/when the hood needs doing on my very very recent Z3 replacement - a rather nice 59,000 miles,two owners from new (mother & daughter) Series 3 325 Ci Auto Convertible.
Happiness is a well kept Z3 and preferably running with the hood down - weather permitting.

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Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Post by bertiejaffa » Sun 17 Jul, 2016 03:49

ARoosterinaRoadster wrote:
handsomejackuk wrote:fitted and supplied i believe.... i bought the car and had an invoice for the roof, only just bought the car but it was done about 2 years ago, i did speak to them about 2 weeks ago, they are still in business. I was enquiring about waterproofing the roof with waterproofer and they recommended Fabsil so i did that a few weeks ago, its not leaking just i want to preserve the roofs appearance and it works great..

heres a youtube of my roof after it has been fabsilled...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjCn_ZwmoZI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R76bAXlOpkA

Good Lord that is/was give away even then - they are that just for supply only and with that on-top as a fitting charge. Indeed Paul at The Soft Top Shop at Stockport are about the most competitive up here in the North West and they were looking at £630 - £650 for supplied and fitted at their premises and currently with a 7+ week lead time.
Fabsil is amazing and was/is much in favour with tent reproofing and general outdoor clothing ,trousers hats,caps etc.
I bought the Renovo kit for cleaning,recolouring and reproofing my Z3 but never actually used it. I will come-in if/when the hood needs doing on my very very recent Z3 replacement - a rather nice 59,000 miles,two owners from new (mother & daughter) Series 3 325 Ci Auto Convertible.

I know we have had this conversation already but you are in stockport and I am in manchester. Save yourself 200-300 quid and take a day and drive to croydon. His work is great and for 395 its a no brainer
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Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Post by ARoosterinaRoadster » Sun 17 Jul, 2016 12:23

bertiejaffa wrote:
ARoosterinaRoadster wrote:
handsomejackuk wrote:fitted and supplied i believe.... i bought the car and had an invoice for the roof, only just bought the car but it was done about 2 years ago, i did speak to them about 2 weeks ago, they are still in business. I was enquiring about waterproofing the roof with waterproofer and they recommended Fabsil so i did that a few weeks ago, its not leaking just i want to preserve the roofs appearance and it works great..

heres a youtube of my roof after it has been fabsilled...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjCn_ZwmoZI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R76bAXlOpkA

Good Lord that is/was give away even then - they are that just for supply only and with that on-top as a fitting charge. Indeed Paul at The Soft Top Shop at Stockport are about the most competitive up here in the North West and they were looking at £630 - £650 for supplied and fitted at their premises and currently with a 7+ week lead time.
Fabsil is amazing and was/is much in favour with tent reproofing and general outdoor clothing ,trousers hats,caps etc.
I bought the Renovo kit for cleaning,recolouring and reproofing my Z3 but never actually used it. I will come-in if/when the hood needs doing on my very very recent Z3 replacement - a rather nice 59,000 miles,two owners from new (mother & daughter) Series 3 325 Ci Auto Convertible.

I know we have had this conversation already but you are in stockport and I am in manchester. Save yourself 200-300 quid and take a day and drive to croydon. His work is great and for 395 its a no brainer
Hi bertiejaffa. I have actually and very very sadly let my Z3 go - complete with hardtop/trolley and all accessories,'M' Sport staggered wheels and almost new tyres - I posted on that a couple of weeks back by-way of explaining why I would not be at the Just Jane event.
Whilst I am relatively close to Stockport and the more obvious advantages of travelling time,fuel costs and the very early start and possibly a rather late return home in going much further afield for what would be a marginal saving when all things are considered - Paul would be my choice.
I have visited his workshop and was committed to having a new (Blue) hood from him if my car did not sell/PX at sensible money - a rather nice 2002 (02) 59,000 miles 3 series 325 Ci Auto came available locally and I have now got that.
Happiness is a well kept Z3 and preferably running with the hood down - weather permitting.

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Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Post by g8jka » Sun 17 Jul, 2016 15:08

bertiejaffa wrote:His work is great and for 395 its a no brainer
Has the price gone upto £395 now? Mine cost £325 a few years ago, but still that is very cheap for the quality and workmanship.
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Re: Z3 Hood replacement - are the BMW dealers having a laugh

Post by mrscalex » Sun 17 Jul, 2016 22:03

I popped into see Jack Smith last year. I wanted him to drop a non-OEM replacement screen in. But he said no as they were all cr*p. To take the roof off and machine a new window in was £130. He then said but once you go to that length you might as well have a new roof for £280.

Generally speaking he has very good reviews (I've seen 1 or 2 about small faults). But he does get booked up months in advance. You'll also howl with laughter (or maybe not) about leaving your pride and joy in a back street in central Swansea :lol: Fortunately, having lived here for 10 years I'm very trusting :) The only reason I didn't use him was I felt the roof on the car, being original and serviceable was worth keeping and I didn't want a sewed in rear window.
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