New Roof Tomorrow

For the M Powered Z3 derivatives

Moderator: Gazza

Post Reply
User avatar
tags
Z Register member
Joined: Tue 30 Nov, 2004 12:35
Posts: 465

  M roadster S50
Location: Manchester

New Roof Tomorrow

Post by tags » Fri 18 Jul, 2014 10:53

Its been a long time coming but its time for a new roof.

Mine is not in a really bad state. I did the renovo thing a couple of years ago but it needs doing again. The roof shows some wear and last winter i cracked the stupid plastic screen. I decided to go for a complete new roof.

If the fitter lets me take some pics tomorrow then I will attach for you all to see.

Tags

gookah
Z Register member
Joined: Thu 07 Aug, 2008 10:51
Posts: 2722

  Z3 roadster 2.8

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by gookah » Fri 18 Jul, 2014 14:47

tags wrote:If the fitter lets me take some pics tomorrow then I will attach for you all to see.

Wait til you get it back and dont tell him.... :D
Image

Z3 2.8 Progress Journal (Mine)
Z3 1.9 Sport Progress Journal (Wifey's)

I have an element of 'M-styling' on my car, If that's a good enough reason for the manufacturers to adorn a 320 with the M badge, then its certainly a good enough reason for me..

Thesurveyor
Joined: Tue 15 Oct, 2013 14:36
Posts: 119

  M roadster S50
Location: Kent

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by Thesurveyor » Fri 18 Jul, 2014 19:13

Snap, me too.
Hot Hoods from Romford are doing mine. So called "Premium" in blue so I'm interested to see how that works out.

User avatar
tags
Z Register member
Joined: Tue 30 Nov, 2004 12:35
Posts: 465

  M roadster S50
Location: Manchester

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by tags » Fri 18 Jul, 2014 19:45

How much are you paying? Mine is £569, Blue Mohair with relief pockets.

Tags

TR4man
Joined: Wed 24 Oct, 2012 14:34
Posts: 431

  Z4 coupe 3.0si
Location: Woore, Near Nantwich, Cheshire

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by TR4man » Fri 18 Jul, 2014 21:47

What are "relief pockets" ?

User avatar
tags
Z Register member
Joined: Tue 30 Nov, 2004 12:35
Posts: 465

  M roadster S50
Location: Manchester

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by tags » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 00:28

You will see them on the back quarter of each side of the roof. Apparently most have them apart from the very early z3's. They help to take some of the tension out of the roof when you are lowering it (I think). I am sure someone on the forum can confirm.

Tags

User avatar
Davejue1
Joined: Sun 22 Sep, 2013 08:25
Posts: 1249

  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Mansfield

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by Davejue1 » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 07:40

Look forward to seeing it. Excuse my naivety! Does the price quoted include frame work or is that just the canvas? :)

Cheers
Dave
Image

"Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional!"

User avatar
tags
Z Register member
Joined: Tue 30 Nov, 2004 12:35
Posts: 465

  M roadster S50
Location: Manchester

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by tags » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 08:07

Just canvas.

Thesurveyor
Joined: Tue 15 Oct, 2013 14:36
Posts: 119

  M roadster S50
Location: Kent

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by Thesurveyor » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 09:13

£650, for me Tags.
About £75 more than the standard blue mohair roof. Not really sure of difference but will post later and tell all.

User avatar
tags
Z Register member
Joined: Tue 30 Nov, 2004 12:35
Posts: 465

  M roadster S50
Location: Manchester

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by tags » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 10:17

New roof work in progress.

User avatar
tags
Z Register member
Joined: Tue 30 Nov, 2004 12:35
Posts: 465

  M roadster S50
Location: Manchester

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by tags » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 10:58

images removed
Last edited by tags on Wed 21 Sep, 2016 20:13, edited 1 time in total.

Thesurveyor
Joined: Tue 15 Oct, 2013 14:36
Posts: 119

  M roadster S50
Location: Kent

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by Thesurveyor » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 17:49

All done.
Quick and efficient service I thought by Ian of Hot Hoods. The premium hood does not seem to have a mink lining or gold thread but is apparently made of better material and a much better fit than the standard "basics" hood. I was surprised about how little "fettling" was involved. The edges of the hood simply attached to where they were supposed to go. THe most difficult bit was working inside a dark blue car when its 30 degrees outside.

Image

Image

Looks much better and has transformed the car

User avatar
TitanTim
Joined: Mon 23 Jun, 2008 19:56
Posts: 5488

  Z3 roadster 1.9i
Location: Stafford

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by TitanTim » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 20:56

That looks fab and thanks for sharing the pics as interesting how its done :)

Having mine done next Saturday and changing from black to burgundy :)

Tim.
Image
2001 Z3 1.9 Roadster Sport - 2012 Z4 sDrive 2.0 M Sport

User avatar
Brian H
zroadster sponsor
Joined: Tue 16 Dec, 2008 19:55
Posts: 2502

  Z3 roadster 3.0i

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by Brian H » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 20:57

TitanTim wrote:That looks fab and thanks for sharing the pics as interesting how its done :)

Having mine done next Saturday and changing from black to burgundy :)

Tim.
Remember to save your old one for me Tim :D
Last edited by Brian H on Sun 20 Jul, 2014 10:08, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
GizmoZed
Joined: Fri 23 Feb, 2007 13:07
Posts: 7

  Z4 sDrive20i
Location: Worksop

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by GizmoZed » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 09:03

TitanTim wrote:That looks fab and thanks for sharing the pics as interesting how its done :)

Having mine done next Saturday and changing from black to burgundy :)

Tim.

Any chance that you could post a couple of pics when it's finished Tim? I am trying to convince the other half about the burgundy roof.

Thanks

Dave
Image

User avatar
tags
Z Register member
Joined: Tue 30 Nov, 2004 12:35
Posts: 465

  M roadster S50
Location: Manchester

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by tags » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 14:24

And Now some shots of it clean.


And now for the bad bit. I cannot have the roof down for a week :head:


Tags
Last edited by tags on Wed 21 Sep, 2016 20:14, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Deano1712
Z Register organiser
Joined: Sat 05 Aug, 2006 13:56
Posts: 1392

  M roadster S50
Location: Leeds

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by Deano1712 » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 17:17

Looks great. Mine is getting ready for doing again so may use same company .
Z3M with a few mods...and a little bit more power

User avatar
TitanTim
Joined: Mon 23 Jun, 2008 19:56
Posts: 5488

  Z3 roadster 1.9i
Location: Stafford

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by TitanTim » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 17:24

Brian H wrote:
TitanTim wrote:That looks fab and thanks for sharing the pics as interesting how its done :)

Having mine done next Saturday and changing from black to burgundy :)

Tim.
Remember to save your old one for me Tim :D
Haven't really thought about the old roof Brian but will let you know.

Tim.
Image
2001 Z3 1.9 Roadster Sport - 2012 Z4 sDrive 2.0 M Sport

User avatar
TitanTim
Joined: Mon 23 Jun, 2008 19:56
Posts: 5488

  Z3 roadster 1.9i
Location: Stafford

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by TitanTim » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 17:25

GizmoZed wrote:
TitanTim wrote:That looks fab and thanks for sharing the pics as interesting how its done :)

Having mine done next Saturday and changing from black to burgundy :)

Tim.

Any chance that you could post a couple of pics when it's finished Tim? I am trying to convince the other half about the burgundy roof.

Thanks

Dave
No problem Dave, I thought the burgundy would be a nice change from the black.

Tim.
Image
2001 Z3 1.9 Roadster Sport - 2012 Z4 sDrive 2.0 M Sport

User avatar
TitanTim
Joined: Mon 23 Jun, 2008 19:56
Posts: 5488

  Z3 roadster 1.9i
Location: Stafford

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by TitanTim » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 17:28

tags wrote:And now for the bad bit. I cannot have the roof down for a week :head:

Fitted by http://www.thesofttopshop.com

Tags
Thanks for posting the pics, looks a good job, its the Softtopshop whom I'm booked with for next weekend so reasuring to know they do a good job :)

Tim.
Image
2001 Z3 1.9 Roadster Sport - 2012 Z4 sDrive 2.0 M Sport

User avatar
Woody1000
Joined: Sat 30 Mar, 2013 09:38
Posts: 223

  Z3 roadster 3.0i
Location: Chelmsford

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by Woody1000 » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 17:35

Thinking of having mine done but I just noticed in the photos attached that you can see the roof bars from inside the car when the hood is up ! On my car you can't see those as there must be another liner on the inside Why would that be ??
Image

User avatar
TitanTim
Joined: Mon 23 Jun, 2008 19:56
Posts: 5488

  Z3 roadster 1.9i
Location: Stafford

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by TitanTim » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 18:00

Woody1000 wrote:Thinking of having mine done but I just noticed in the photos attached that you can see the roof bars from inside the car when the hood is up ! On my car you can't see those as there must be another liner on the inside Why would that be ??
Pre facelift 04/99 had the single outer hood, post facelift the interior liner was added. Normally they can detach the outer hood from the lining and refit the new outer hood. I've decided to go the whole hog and having the new hood fitted with a new liner, it costs a bit more though but I thought well you don't renew the hood that often.

Tim.
Image
2001 Z3 1.9 Roadster Sport - 2012 Z4 sDrive 2.0 M Sport

User avatar
Woody1000
Joined: Sat 30 Mar, 2013 09:38
Posts: 223

  Z3 roadster 3.0i
Location: Chelmsford

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by Woody1000 » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 19:46

Thanks Tim I did wonder. It's next on my list.
Image

Thesurveyor
Joined: Tue 15 Oct, 2013 14:36
Posts: 119

  M roadster S50
Location: Kent

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by Thesurveyor » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 20:22

For what it's worth you will have to tell the fitter if you want to sell or keep the old roof.
My fitter expressed a preference for cutting the old cover off. Makes it much easier.
My old hood looked worn in patches but when I saw the true condition of the unseen parts I was very glad to be renewing it.
From my experience second hand hoods are just a complete no no.

johnz3
Joined: Wed 13 Sep, 2006 11:27
Posts: 670

  Z3 roadster 3.0i
Location: Pitsea

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by johnz3 » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 20:32

Blue hood looks good. Blue on blue is a good colour match. Quick question please. I managed to get the lining of my roof wet. The car was in the garage when the rain came down and the garage door was sloping back towards the car so water run off went into the inside of the car and soaked the lining as the roof was down That aside was looking at the lining by both the passenger and drivers door and it does not fit tightly. You can push fingers underneath and touch the actual roof. Are they all like that if they have a lining. Thanks.

User avatar
tags
Z Register member
Joined: Tue 30 Nov, 2004 12:35
Posts: 465

  M roadster S50
Location: Manchester

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by tags » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 23:26

Tim, are you going to Softtopshop or are they coming to you? If you are going to them, you will have to drive to the top of a mill in stockport :)

The roof bars are shown on mine as I went for the roof without lining. My car is a June 98 car and the roof lining was not available on these cars. I could have had it as an option, however, I have been put off by seeing some of the issues others have seen over the years with linings. On the other hand, it does look more luxurious. It's down to personal choice.

I was asked if I wanted to keep my roof. I said no, so he proceeded to cut it. It makes the fitting job slightly easier.

Tags

User avatar
TitanTim
Joined: Mon 23 Jun, 2008 19:56
Posts: 5488

  Z3 roadster 1.9i
Location: Stafford

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by TitanTim » Mon 21 Jul, 2014 08:24

tags wrote:Tim, are you going to Softtopshop or are they coming to you? If you are going to them, you will have to drive to the top of a mill in stockport :)

The roof bars are shown on mine as I went for the roof without lining. My car is a June 98 car and the roof lining was not available on these cars. I could have had it as an option, however, I have been put off by seeing some of the issues others have seen over the years with linings. On the other hand, it does look more luxurious. It's down to personal choice.

I was asked if I wanted to keep my roof. I said no, so he proceeded to cut it. It makes the fitting job slightly easier.

Tags
Hi Tags,

Thanks for the heads up. Paul is coming to me on the Saturday, I have to say going by your pics the've done a fantastic job, I just need to decide whether to keep the old hood or bin it :|

Regards,

Tim.
Image
2001 Z3 1.9 Roadster Sport - 2012 Z4 sDrive 2.0 M Sport

chill4x4saph
Joined: Sun 26 Jan, 2014 09:56
Posts: 146

  M roadster S54

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by chill4x4saph » Mon 21 Jul, 2014 09:50

that looks lovely, very nice indeed

User avatar
tags
Z Register member
Joined: Tue 30 Nov, 2004 12:35
Posts: 465

  M roadster S50
Location: Manchester

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by tags » Mon 21 Jul, 2014 10:39

To keep or not to keep the old hood. If you use my fit as a gauge, it took just over 4 hours. The hood removal, old sealant cleanup etc was made much easier by me telling the fitter I didn't want to keep the old roof. It meant he could cut it away and get to where he needed to work. If I wanted to keep it, he would have had to do a lot of that work from inside the car and would have added to the length of time of the fit.

If you keep, it will probably add 30-60 minutes to your fit time.

Tags.

User avatar
tags
Z Register member
Joined: Tue 30 Nov, 2004 12:35
Posts: 465

  M roadster S50
Location: Manchester

Re: New Roof Tomorrow

Post by tags » Mon 21 Jul, 2014 21:28

And the water just rolls right off!



Tags

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests