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...and talking of soft tops!

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by RodsZ3, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. RodsZ3

    RodsZ3 Dedicated Member

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    So after installing my new Zorg sticker on the back window :D and looking aghast at the state of the soft-top as it slowly turns green :( , a downside of having the car ready for the road in the winter months for those chilly sunny days.... I noticed three velcro pads and two straps either side of the rear window :-? ....what are they for I asked myself?
    Is it a section of inner lining that's missing, a venetian blind perhaps or a set of Laura Ashley curtains??
    Anyone have any idea? As far as I'm aware the top is genuine BMW.
    Rod
     

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    stevie_a Zorg Guru (IV)
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    This might not be the answer but it is my guess HERE

    I was going to bid on it but forgot about it.
     
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    That blanket fits externally with two clips that hook around one of the frame hoops.
    However, any soft blanket will do - I use a cat blanket (£3, Dunelm Mill see below)

    Back on topic, I have no idea what the velcro and internal straps are for :-\

    [​IMG]
     
  4. RodsZ3

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    So possibly I'm answering my own question here :bulb ....maybe the straps are not there to tuck items behind (like curtains, newspapers, a dog) but to control the 'fold' of the roof as it is raised and lowered.....somehow...maybe....sort of...? :-?
    Still don't know what the velcro pads are there for though? :-s
    Rod
     
  5. Boysie

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    i know some Z's have an inner lining
    Is that the answer
    Are these used for that
     
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    Frank.A Zorg Addict

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    Here is my version of back window and hood protector with pipe insulation roll sewn in at where the window plastic folds.Like Titan's it also helps to stop the abrasion from the hood hoop which creates the line across the centre of the screen.

    [​IMG]
     
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    A great idea
    Can i see a production line happening at any time now
    :D
     
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    Hi Ray,
    No, I don't think so unless there is/was perhaps another part of lining that I haven't got. :-?
    My Zeddy has a roof lining which is shown at the top of both photos which also shows the velcro pads below where the lining ends....
    ...curiouser and curiouser....
    Great ideas about the window protectors though...can we get some with Zorg on them? Hey there's an idea for someone!! :)
    Rod
     
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    Oh b*****, I have been sitting on a similar idea incorporating the features above for several months now (great minds think a like eh !!) :p

    Seriously though I have looked hard into producing these including a logo printed on the fleece and was planning on doing a limited prototype run to get an idea of what was involved. What are peoples thoughts if I could get some of these made up with either the Zorg logo or a more generic logo say "Z3 Roadster".

    Depending on what people think and I hope I don't offend any of the above it will give me the impetus to get on and make this happen. ;)
     
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    What's wrong with my generic cat paw prints? :ymdevil:
     
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    Aceman,

    I believe the relevant adage is "you snooze, you lose!". Stop faffing and get it sorted, there seems to be a market out there. :D

    Gary
     
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    I will do a special kitty one just for you Terry :))
     
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    I know I know no need to say Gary, just one of those things you keep saying to yourself I must do that but something always comes along and distracts you.

    Watch this space ;)
     
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    On my version of the "blanket on the roof" I used a slightly bigger blanket and put 2 elastic straps on the front - one either side aligned with the roof handles.

    With the hood up but with the front handles opened I looped the straps inside and hook them around the handles.

    This means when i drop the hood the blanket stays exactly where I want it to. :-bd
     
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    I thought there a "Claws" about copyright
     
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    I have the free one from BMW but hardly ever use it. Generally I don't stop when putting the roof up and down so it would be a pain having to pull over all the while ;)