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Old 06-05-2017, 09:04 PM   #21
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OK final ends done, then corded everything up. end result. tools used. i would have a small bottle of acetone on hand it cleans up contact cement, just in case.
Two things i would suggest do one side completely with cord and all before starting the second that way you have a reference for the cord route and secondly have different size t20 on hand for getting to the screws your going to have to move the top around to get to one then the other and notice how the pivot points go... Good luck if you need anything else let me know.
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Old 06-11-2017, 10:54 PM   #22
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Thanks.

Great job Adrian. I haven't had time to do the wife's but hoping for a few hours without any rain this week. I really appreciate the write up. I did get a couple of hours to put window tint on the front 2 windows. Still need to do the back.
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:48 AM   #23
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Nice work Marty. I tell you right now that job i pay for, the few times i have tried to do that it has come out like the blister city.. If you can do that quality work the wings will be ham.
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:31 PM   #24
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C pillar convertible top line repair

Adrian,

In the midst of the severe warnings and steady downpours, I did get one side completed. It takes some attention, but by no means a hard job. The lack of visibility and very cramped area makes it a slow go. Also dropped a screw into the well deep inside the hydraulic area.
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:48 PM   #25
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Yes it is a slow go, but worth while that thing was pretty beat up before you started and you did a good job. I would tell you to forget about the screw because the kit comes with them but if you have a extendable magnet poke around for it. I don't know why these roof liners look like hell from the inside i can only assume its the age of them. Keep it up, it took me most of the day just taking my time.
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:57 PM   #26
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Finally completed the fabric liner "C" pillar repair

Finally completed the fabric liner "C" pillar repair on the wife's 2001 BMW 330ci Convertible. Simple job, lots of hours due to cramped space. BMW also decided to use 3 types of screws - Allen Key, Torx and Philips. On the second pillar, I replaced all the funky screws with the philips head that were included with the repair kit. Ten years from now, someone I'll never meet may be thanking me!
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