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The E46 vert forum. Talk about dropping your E46 top here.

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Old 04-18-2011, 06:07 PM   #21
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Does anybody know if BMW has a TOTAL # of separate convertible hardtops made/sold by the company either thru the new car sales or thru the parts departments for each year made? I was told to give up my plight of finding one.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:24 PM   #22
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Random picture taken last year. Took the top off a few weeks ago.
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:55 PM   #23
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Also.... Is the canvas top taken out of the car when y'all switch to the hardtop? I'd be worried about mold when the compartment gets wet. (Like right now.)
No, the canvas top is down in it's storage compartment while you have the hardtop on. I have never had a problem with mold or moisture with the top.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:14 PM   #24
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Does anybody know if BMW has a TOTAL # of separate convertible hardtops made/sold by the company either thru the new car sales or thru the parts departments for each year made? I was told to give up my plight of finding one.
I am selling one but you are going to have to pick it up.
PM me if you are interested.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:49 AM   #25
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Beautiful hardtop pics boys......keep 'em coming. This spring, maybe a member will take a VIDEO of the removal, storage, etc. (& close-ups) & post on youtube? I tried searching youtube, for E46 hardtop convertible but found nothing, only the newer 2007+ 3's. I'd like to see how light/awkward they are for removal, etc & comments if overall, worth it to have.

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Old 04-20-2011, 09:35 AM   #26
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I found a set of roof racks for my hardtop, had to buy for a laugh. Now I can move that lumber.
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:00 PM   #27
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lol. I was thinking about doing that too.
Nice. It looks awesome.
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:35 PM   #28
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I bought a pulley system to lift my hardtop off the car. It screws into a joist in the garage ceiling. Makes it pretty much a one-man job, and stores the top hanging from the ceiling during the summer. If you like, I can take a picture of it.

The hardtop itself weighs about 70 lbs, so it's not bad to lift. It's just bulky.

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Old 04-20-2011, 04:03 PM   #29
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i didn't like the gap it originally had when i first installed it, so i adjusted the gap down a bit.

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Old 04-20-2011, 05:03 PM   #30
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That's a sick Vert mang.
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:20 PM   #31
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heres a couple of my vert i also think they look well cool with the lid on



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Old 04-21-2011, 06:08 PM   #32
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:04 PM   #33
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@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 it doesn't get any UV exposure while "parked" in its compartment with the hardtop on. As for installation & removal, its a snap. 4 catches, 1 in each corner lock it in place. Although slightly bulky in size, my wife and I can easily lift it on and off. Removing the whip antenna or getting a stubbie makes on/off sooo much easier. And finally, parked on its stand, it takes up no more room than an average size sofa. Get one and I'm sure you'll agree.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:30 PM   #34
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Your car is even more amazing in person. I saw it this past weekend at Mfest.

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Does that mean I have to get new wheels? Those are nice.
Lol, I think you should just to make it official
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:09 PM   #35
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@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 it doesn't get any UV exposure while "parked" in its compartment with the hardtop on. As for installation & removal, its a snap. 4 catches, 1 in each corner lock it in place. Although slightly bulky in size, my wife and I can easily lift it on and off. Removing the whip antenna or getting a stubbie makes on/off sooo much easier. And finally, parked on its stand, it takes up no more room than an average size sofa. Get one and I'm sure you'll agree.
Hey thx ArchHibb. I do not live in a cold, snowy, or salty-road climate (actually dry area of BC where we have vineyards, orchards, etc). I just like the look of the hardtop. In fact, it really doesn't make any sense for me to have one, cause I drive a winter beater Nov-Feb, & park the 'vert. BUT, I do plan on getting one (have to finish my late-payment-due taxes 1st). I sure have found a vast range in hardtop prices. I truly don't understand why the 'vert hardtop hasn't come down in price proportional to the price of E46's themselves. The hardtops I found are around $1200-1400, although I found a couple on ebay for $2500 & $3000 which never sold. I wonder if the hardtop would come down under the 1k mark? I have found only 2 which did, a give-away $400 one which was snapped up, & an even $1000 one also snapped up. I wonder if the prices of these will ever come down to $500-800 in next 2-3yrs? (opinions?)
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:36 PM   #36
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:38 PM   #37
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:53 PM   #38
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:54 PM   #39
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I LOVE the two-tone Mossill! That's exactly what I plan on doing. Is it painted or vinyl wrapped? Looks amazing!!!
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:10 AM   #40
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I LOVE the two-tone Mossill! That's exactly what I plan on doing. Is it painted or vinyl wrapped? Looks amazing!!!
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It's wrapped in matte black vinyl.
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