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Old 08-03-2013, 08:31 PM   #1
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sad day in NorCal... DIY Repair?

so awesome weather for the past 2 weeks, top down both to and from work everyday!

today, little hot while running errands, so top up, to take advantage of the situation I went through the quicky car wash... doing my normal leak check, I noticed the damage (see pics) !!!!

I remember about a week ago the back cover didn't seat completely after dropping the top... I think maybe that was when it happened...

so sad, anyone know if this can be DIY'd, if not where to go, set cost?

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Old 08-03-2013, 11:13 PM   #2
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Re: sad day in NorCal... DIY Repair?

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Old 09-01-2013, 01:23 AM   #3
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alrighty...

repair completed, not with our complications though.

for instance, how did this happen? I think because of the continual repositioning...


To prevent the above, I recommend using the emergency disconnect/operation,


to allow easy repositioning, like this:


Funny how when we start ripping stuff apart we decided to do other things, I removed the front seat to do some decades old work, removed the backseat for cleaning and found this little guy rolling around...


any idea what it might go to? couldn't see any unsecured bolts...

a thank you shout out to meansartin14 and his post regarding the repair.

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Old 09-01-2013, 02:22 AM   #4
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Re: sad day in NorCal... DIY Repair?

One thing remains... there was significant damage to the fabric, a hole actually...

Any easy fix recommendations? Patch of some sort?

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Old 09-18-2013, 04:40 AM   #5
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Hi from holland,
I have the same damage and problem. I know it going to be replacing the c collum on both side's. Does anyone know how to do this. Please show some pictures. It will cost a fortune to go to the BMW garage here in Holland. Like to hear and see more.
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Hi from holland,
I have the same damage and problem. I know it going to be replacing the c collum on both side's. Does anyone know how to do this. Please show some pictures. It will cost a fortune to go to the BMW garage here in Holland. Like to hear and see more.
Kind regards Armand
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