Replacing convertible top for 2001 BMW Z3

bmw
z3

#1

Anyone have experience with replacing the convertible top? Stitching is going and back window is loose.


#2

No experience with this car in particular. But I replaced the top on a similar car - Honda S2000. I did the job myself with the help of the internet. Just for reference, I’ve rebuilt every major subsystem on a car except AC, including manual transmissions.

Replacing the top was a huge PIA and I would NEVER do it again! I would pay a shop to do this.

Just a few tips, take it to a shop that does LOTS of tops - experience helps. Don’t cheap out on the material - Haartz is a big player here. If you have a plastic rear window, if glass is available as a retro-fit -DO IT!

Good Luck!


#3

Thanks appreciate it. I have done most of the work on the Z3 myself as well but the top looks complicated even on youtube.