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Z3crazy
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New Hardtop

Post by Z3crazy » Mon 06 Nov, 2017 08:32

Hi Guy's (and gal's),

So, Saturday i had a 150 mile round trip to get the hard top fitted. First the fitting kit That took ages, there's just enough room for an infants fingers.
Anyway, all in all it was an hours worth of fun!!
On the way back the roof got the ultimate test when i got a massive downpour on the motorway. Completly dry, no leaks, Happy Days !! :lol:

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Re: New Hardtop

Post by vzh7gk » Mon 06 Nov, 2017 12:55

Looks great. :)
Graham (G4FUJ)
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Found another Z3 so back here after a long break :) 1999 1.9, Palmetto Green
1 Morgan 4/4 (selling in Spring) and a Land Rover 90 (keeping forever)

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Re: New Hardtop

Post by Z3crazy » Mon 06 Nov, 2017 13:15

Yeah, i'm quite chuffed. The lines just fit and make it sexier than it was. The view through the rear window is so much better and saves craning your neck to see whats in your blind spot.

Haven't managed to do the wiring for the heated rear screen, but i'll get round to that next year.

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Re: New Hardtop

Post by Del » Mon 06 Nov, 2017 16:33

Looks very nice. These little cars look great with their hard top on. They almost look like another version of BMW. The tops are also nicely made with a nice insulated lining :)

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Re: New Hardtop

Post by peter2b » Mon 06 Nov, 2017 19:03

you get the best of both worlds summer soft top up/down winter a new look car
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Re: New Hardtop

Post by vzh7gk » Tue 07 Nov, 2017 07:58

Unfortunately the car I'm buying has had the hardtop sold on separately.
Might look for one next year.
Graham (G4FUJ)
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Found another Z3 so back here after a long break :) 1999 1.9, Palmetto Green
1 Morgan 4/4 (selling in Spring) and a Land Rover 90 (keeping forever)

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Re: New Hardtop

Post by Z3crazy » Tue 07 Nov, 2017 09:33

I must have looked at dozens of Z3's during my search for a nice one, only 2 were offered with a hard top and they were ropey cars anyway.

Then you have to look for one in the right colour that hasn't faded, source out a fitting kit with all the bits coz they all miss something, usually the mounting gauges or mounting hole covers.

And finally...... get it on the &*$% car (Help from a small child to get the bolts started ? There's no room!!!! I had to get the softtop strut out)

But.... when it's on, the car is just orgasmic :shock: :lol:

Dave.
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Re: New Hardtop

Post by bertiejaffa » Thu 09 Nov, 2017 00:06

The Z3 is a stunning car... the hard top gives it a very different look for winter... I love putting my hardtop on in late Autumn and I enjoy it all Winter and then I love that first run out with it off and the roof down in Spring... This is year 5 for me and I cant ever see me changing
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