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Old 04-10-2017, 12:48 PM   #141
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:16 AM   #142
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The TOP sank into a proper position, with a max of 1mm height difference. The weight of the trunk lid will take care of that
Adjustments are basically done, now it needs sanding touch ups.
While adjusting the side locks, I locked them in first, let the roof loosely sit on in, and slowly tightening the screws and let the TOP&locks "adept" to each others form.
After doing that, the TOP slowly sank into the proper position with proper gaps. I made sure, that all the time the front gap was at a max of 5-6mm (semi locked center lock helps).
It is basically ready to see the paint shop. They will still have a lot to do with sanding/primer/filling the cut out holes... to get it to a "factory" finish, especially with GFK. Side windows, rubber seals etc. will be done by them as well, as they are the Pros, not me.

Foto shows the "unlocked" side locks. That's why the TOP is sitting higher.
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Old 04-11-2017, 10:18 AM   #143
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Thought I'd join in from the Emerald Isle.
Seal grey, dark navy leather and dark navy top.



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Old 04-12-2017, 11:39 AM   #144
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Thought I'd join in from the Emerald Isle.
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oh...rare combo, very nice
welcome & sláinte
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Old 04-13-2017, 10:56 AM   #145
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...the gaps are absolutely okay for my taste, will see how the trunk lid works out later

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Old 04-14-2017, 08:29 AM   #146
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Alright...so there still is detail work to do, before bringing it to the paint shop!
I noticed, that the side windows lift the roof when fully closed, just 1mm but noticeable, on both sides without the rubber seal. Sanding might do the trick.
I loosely put the trunk lid into place to see if the weight pushes the TOP a little more down.
Left side yes...with sanding and adjustments i might get a properly leveled gap.
Right side NOPE. It still sits 2mm too high, so the gap is not properly leveled. Anyone ran into the same problem while installing the Z-Top? Hints are welcome
If I can't fix it, I gonna let the paint/body shop guys try their luck

It starts to shape up
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Old 04-24-2017, 12:48 PM   #147
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...If I can't fix it, I gonna let the paint/body shop guys try their luck

It starts to shape up
LOL...the paint shop guys keep any kind of "body work" besides the paint job on a long arm away from them. They are not even "touching" the rubber sealing. I guess they really don't like to work with fiberglass. Even the paint job sounds like a very special and long procedure
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Old 05-03-2017, 10:04 AM   #148
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LOL...the paint shop guys keep any kind of "body work" besides the paint job on a long arm away from them. They are not even "touching" the rubber sealing. I guess they really don't like to work with fiberglass. Even the paint job sounds like a very special and long procedure
LOL...they are not impressed by the used primer, as it chips off too easily and will cause more problems than joy later on, so I decided to get it properly re-done by them.
I hope to have it ready before winter
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:05 AM   #149
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an outlaw barn find?
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yeah...that one needs a lot of work...but should be ready before winter

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The top looks great Bran!
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:19 AM   #152
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The top looks great Bran!
Thanks, Bruce!

Well, as picky as the paint-shop guys were with the cheap Chinese primer, they delivered an excellent result. Too bad, that they did not want do the rubber sealings.

Next to-dos:

- glue the sealings (front, sides, back). Any tips&tricks, what glue to use are welcome!

- wirings (i got oem parts/connectors, which are not included in the z-top package, only electrical stuff was a 5$ brake light ) I'll post later, which part numbers to get
If I would be the manufacturer, I would only offer a complete package including OEM stuff...saves you time, money & nerves...and it is only a few $ more. Sometimes I don't understand people's business models.

- trunk lid adjustments & installation, probably the most difficult part, will see...
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Old 05-28-2017, 06:10 AM   #153
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Old 06-05-2017, 01:25 PM   #154
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Thanks, Bruce!

Well, as picky as the paint-shop guys were with the cheap Chinese primer, they delivered an excellent result. Too bad, that they did not want do the rubber sealings.

Next to-dos:

- glue the sealings (front, sides, back). Any tips&tricks, what glue to use are welcome!

- wirings (i got oem parts/connectors, which are not included in the z-top package, only electrical stuff was a 5$ brake light ) I'll post later, which part numbers to get
If I would be the manufacturer, I would only offer a complete package including OEM stuff...saves you time, money & nerves...and it is only a few $ more. Sometimes I don't understand people's business models.

- trunk lid adjustments & installation, probably the most difficult part, will see...
Seems that installing the rubber sealings is not an easy walk in the park.
Top is lifted by the side windows (when closed) with sealings attached...~3mm.
--> solution: Torx screws to adjust height and angle, accessed through two holes at the bottom of the door. I won't touch the angle, but height only. Something, which is nowhere mentioned in the installation manual
The Bentley manual describes it nicely!
Lower part of the side windows barely touch the sealings (--> gap), probably need to build up 5mm on the side arches.
--> will see how that goes
Finding a proper glue was not a simple task
--> I got TEROSON 444651 Kontaktkleber

So...I am still fighting with the TOP
Why easy, when you can have it the hard way...
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Someone was suggesting that Seal Grey looks great in low light and there should be more night pics in here.

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Old 06-15-2017, 09:06 AM   #156
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not sure, if i want to start another project (short shifter) before this arrives...

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Old 07-02-2017, 05:58 AM   #157
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Just installed...on a rainy sunday



took my sticky old rubber one to a saddler...finest OEM leather quality, just like the OEM crested arm rest. What a difference...
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:39 AM   #159
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...and another project done:
Blindspot detection sensors + interior LEDs integration
The outline of the milky plastic-glas is defined by the interior cover piece setup, which holds it in place.
Nice amber led light, noticeable, but not "in your eye".
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Old 07-28-2017, 11:30 AM   #160
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Hatch attached, but has to be adjusted carefully...what a PITA
Tip for others: Hinges should be installed as low as possible...and should be in the most backward pointing position possible.
BUT the U-Profile to lock the hatch should be in the most inwards/forward pointing position possible.
My hatch needs to move a good cm backwards to close and lock.

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