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Forum: E46 Convertible 09-26-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By ArchHibb
Sorry, they're gone. Mods please close.

Sorry, they're gone. Mods please close.
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-18-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By ArchHibb
FREE - Tonneau cover caps - Grey

In a fit of "Waste Not, Want Not", I've got a pair of grey tonneau cover caps that came with my wife's hardtop. Don't need 'em, but if you do, send me your address and I'll pop in the mail to ya.
Forum: E46 Convertible 10-05-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,194
Posted By ArchHibb
Unscrew the radio antenna or better yet, get...

Unscrew the radio antenna or better yet, get yourself a stubbie - helps tremendously. Stubbie FTW.
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-11-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,454
Posted By ArchHibb
True, true. It's all plastic. I second the "Keep...

True, true. It's all plastic. I second the "Keep nothing (or almost) of any value in your car." When I used to park my old VW in Boston I would lock the car but leave the glovebox open as proof there...
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-11-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,454
Posted By ArchHibb
Petik, Sorry to bump an old thread, but...

Petik,

Sorry to bump an old thread, but hoping you can clarify something for future forum members who search this topic. When this happened to my wife, we had to undo all of the screws that attach...
Forum: Forced Induction Forum Sponsored by Active Autowerke 12-16-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 61,997
Posted By ArchHibb
Subscribed!

Subscribed!
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-24-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,718
Posted By ArchHibb
^+1 Yeah, what he said. : ) And to add to that...

^+1 Yeah, what he said. : ) And to add to that last bit, do NOT wash your top with the same soap solution you're using to wash the rest of the car. Soap, car-type or kitchen-variety will degrade...
Forum: E46 Convertible 09-24-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,718
Posted By ArchHibb
JimC is right. Most modern tops are a sandwich of...

JimC is right. Most modern tops are a sandwich of materials, each serving a specific purpose. The outer layer, a fabric, is not waterproof. Beneath that is a membrane (think gortex but w/o the need...
Forum: E46 Convertible 08-31-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,899
Posted By ArchHibb
Our vert is driven year round, so the hardtop is...

Our vert is driven year round, so the hardtop is the absolute best. It takes almost no time at all to install/remove and as mentioned, completely changes the feel of the car. The availability of a...
Forum: E46 Convertible 06-14-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,429
Posted By ArchHibb
Congrats on the 'vert Brinkley, you're gonna love...

Congrats on the 'vert Brinkley, you're gonna love it! My 4 hr. drive home after Memorial Day weekend w/top down was like tanning at the beach.

Good to know about that 5th bolt. I might be yanking...
Forum: E46 Convertible 06-09-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 52,390
Posted By ArchHibb
All OEM aluminum goodness my friend.

All OEM aluminum goodness my friend.
Forum: Exterior 06-02-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By ArchHibb
Bump. Summer is here!

Bump. Summer is here!
Forum: E46 Convertible 05-21-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 52,390
Posted By ArchHibb
Hardtop hoist rigging

Jazyjeff -

If I were to try and devise a harness for the hardtop hoist, I might start by taking 2 lengths of nylon webbing and tying loops at each end, 1 loop for each corner of the hardtop. The...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-23-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,640
Posted By ArchHibb
Check Amazon also. Got my Raggtop kit there for...

Check Amazon also. Got my Raggtop kit there for $22 including shipping.
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-22-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,454
Posted By ArchHibb
Shot these last night, so I apologize for the...

Shot these last night, so I apologize for the mediocre lighting.

The headliner is soft to the touch and has a visible crosshatch pattern. Push-to-release doors conceal the rear bayonette latches -...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-21-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 52,390
Posted By ArchHibb
@Beemerdude, It's the best $1200 investment in...

@Beemerdude,
It's the best $1200 investment in top protection you can buy if you live in a climate with snowy winters. The soft top is spared not just snow & ice, but also all the salt and sand, and...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-19-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,454
Posted By ArchHibb
I thought all hardtops have the same anthracite...

I thought all hardtops have the same anthracite color headliner. Mine is the non-M3 top with chrome trim, but the headliner is dark grey-almost black.
Forum: Exterior 04-14-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By ArchHibb
WTT Blue E46 hardtop for Silver

I have a blue hardtop for my 2004 330 that I would like to trade for silver gray A08. I believe it is Mystic Blue (or possibly Topaz - will confirm for anyone interested. I would prefer to trade for...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 12-29-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By ArchHibb
@ Silber92 - Thanks for posting those...

@ Silber92 -

Thanks for posting those manuals! I purchased a hardtop in October and the best thread on the forum I found re: installing the mounting kit was this one by SuperSleeper -...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-24-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,890
Posted By ArchHibb
@ jgold47 - Got the exact same thing. Starter...

@ jgold47 - Got the exact same thing. Starter doesn't disengage quickly enough resulting in a very quick but audible grind. Curiously, like yours, it only occurs when the car is cold, and only...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-15-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By ArchHibb
Welcome Jahnnie! I'm a new owner also and looking...

Welcome Jahnnie! I'm a new owner also and looking forward to experiencing "the ultimate driving machine". Is your 325 manual or auto trans?
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-15-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By ArchHibb
Thanks everyone. I'm counting the minutes till...

Thanks everyone. I'm counting the minutes till the weekend starts and I can get another chance to drive it. Going to get a hardtop this weekend!
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-15-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By ArchHibb
Thanks 2BorNot2B. First BMW and I'm excited that...

Thanks 2BorNot2B. First BMW and I'm excited that the community is so large & knowledgeable as I'm more of a do-it-myself man when it comes to maintenance. You can just catch a glimpse in the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-14-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By ArchHibb
MAJOR Upgrade!

Time came to replace my wife's aging Saab 9-5 and she dreamed of something different. We test drove a number of makes, but it only took 1000 yards in a 3-series to seal the decision - it could only...
Forum: Exterior 09-26-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,143
Posted By ArchHibb
PM sent.

PM sent.
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