Welcome to ZRoadster.org - BMW Z1 Z4 Z8 Z3 Forum and Technical Database

If you want to join in with the discussion, and see the areas which are available only to members then sign up now!

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Hood Replacement

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by TitanTim, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. TitanTim

    TitanTim Dedicated Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Looking to get mine done with a change of colour.

    Has anyone used this company http://www.thesofttopshop.com/id72.html based at Stockport.

    Any feedback generally on having the hood replaced, positives or negatives would be good.

    Many thanks

    Tim.
     
  2. board

    board Administrator
    Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator British Zeds M Power

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2011
    Messages:
    1,379
    Likes Received:
    68
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Location:
    Cuiaba
    Model of Z:
    M Roadster
    Hi Tim,

    I am considering doing mine as well due to finding some small breaks in the rear screen and a few worn patches on the roof. @badman gee went with http://www.car-hood.co.uk/ I think and so waiting to see if there is a fitter local to me. Might be worth an ask how much for two hoods ;)
     
  3. badman gee

    badman gee Guest

    I went to bas international.

    Got a guy from stoke to fit it.

    Top guy with 40 years experience.

    Pm me for the details.

    Mark
     
  4. La_vida_diver

    La_vida_diver Zorg Guru (I)
    British Zeds The West Country

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    816
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    90
    Location:
    Bideford, Devon
    Model of Z:
    Z3 2.8 Roadster
    I went to the guy in Swansea that does all the guys for the Mazda MX5's and he also does Z3's, I was after a new screen but his price for a complete new hood and sewn in screen was so good I did that and changed from black to blue and am really pleased with the job. It cost me to travel to Swansea and back which for me was about 300 miles and I paid £280 by memory. I took loads of pictures and plan to do an article but have not had time.

    He has months of work so you have to book and he makes the soft top before you arrive. Then whe. You get there on the day he the strips the old hood off ( and if you watch you are surprised how bad the old one was) and he then fits the new one while you wait.

    If your interested I will dig out his contact details. There is no messing around he does it his way or you find another guy to do it but I am really happy with the result.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. hard top

    hard top Zorg Expert (I)
    Dutch Zeds The M44 Massive

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    20,672
    Likes Received:
    6,020
    Trophy Points:
    213
    Location:
    Netherlands
    So I take it you messed around.....;)
     
  6. Boysie

    Boysie Zorg Guru (I)
    Supporter British Zeds M Power

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,294
    Likes Received:
    190
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    West Chiltington, West Sussex
    Model of Z:
    M Roadster S50
    These are the best, get a sample and compare with other suppliers/installer. By far superior
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. La_vida_diver

    La_vida_diver Zorg Guru (I)
    British Zeds The West Country

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    816
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    90
    Location:
    Bideford, Devon
    Model of Z:
    Z3 2.8 Roadster
    Lol I did not express that well did I. He does what he does and if you want anything different or ask a load of questions he gets a little blasé about the business and even says if your bothered go elsewhere, for me I am glad I just let him get on with it.
     
    #7 La_vida_diver, Jun 8, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2014
    • Like Like x 2
  8. Brian H

    Brian H Zorg Guru (V)
    British Zeds Scottish Zeds

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    3,440
    Likes Received:
    2,495
    Trophy Points:
    195
    Location:
    Killin
    Model of Z:
    E36/7 3.0i - E85 Z4///M
    First dibs on your old one, I bet it is in perfect condition :)
     
  9. TitanTim

    TitanTim Dedicated Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Thanks for the replies, Mark have sent you a PM I hope lol.
    Brian my current hood is in pretty good nick there is just some very minor fraying where it came away from the rear screen in one corner when I bought the Zed which I glued back, the screen has been polished to nothing lol I was thinking of a hardtop but fancy changing the hood to Burgundy which I think would look stunning and replace the screen at the same time as its just getting old now. The company I've posted look to be pretty good and they come to the customer which I prefer as more convienient.
    Tim.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. zedonist

    zedonist Guest

    Sorry it makes me Laugh.
     
  11. La_vida_diver

    La_vida_diver Zorg Guru (I)
    British Zeds The West Country

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    816
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    90
    Location:
    Bideford, Devon
    Model of Z:
    Z3 2.8 Roadster
    I am so out of touch and "so not up to date" I am missing all the current humour there are loads of differing comments on "covers" but I am missing the laughs.
    I really am missing out here guys....... Help!!!! Lol

    By the way I am currently looking for a bonnet for a wide body ie a 2.8 or M series and have no idea if the front of the Z3 range is common or different across the models. Answers on a postcard please........ Lol
     
  12. zedonist

    zedonist Guest

    Bonnet is the same across all models and years of the range.

    I'm actually waiting for the annual, what's my zed worth as I am thinking of selling..............again
     
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  13. vintage42

    vintage42 Dedicated Member
    American Zeds

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2013
    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    66
    Trophy Points:
    39
  14. zedonist

    zedonist Guest

    There are some really good USA forums, they may have links to the USA support network
     
  15. micklaw

    micklaw Zorg Legend
    East Anglian Crew

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2012
    Messages:
    454
    Likes Received:
    153
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Location:
    broughton astley
    Model of Z:
    1.8 roadster
    Hi tim i went to the car hood wherhouse they did a cracking job. They were not cheep but great finish.one thing i would say is go for the vent side pockets as they have two benifits.they help vent the cabin area and more important let the hood fold down correctly.hope this helps.
     
  16. TitanTim

    TitanTim Dedicated Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Thanks Mick, do you have a link please to the car hood warehouse.

    Talking of the side pockets mine has these being the facelift however BAS Internation seem to think otherwise?

    http://www.car-hood.co.uk/z3-h255

    Tim.
     
  17. Boysie

    Boysie Zorg Guru (I)
    Supporter British Zeds M Power

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,294
    Likes Received:
    190
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    West Chiltington, West Sussex
    Model of Z:
    M Roadster S50
    Mines an early one and it has pockets
     
  18. TitanTim

    TitanTim Dedicated Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Thanks Ray, are these pockets located on each side of the hood where the seam goes over the top as I have these where I can slide my hand in. Is your Zed pre 04/99? as you may have the facelifted hood if post 04/99.

    Thanks,

    Tim.
     
  19. Boysie

    Boysie Zorg Guru (I)
    Supporter British Zeds M Power

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,294
    Likes Received:
    190
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    West Chiltington, West Sussex
    Model of Z:
    M Roadster S50
    Registered 30th April 1999
    Always wondered what use the pockets were ?
     
  20. La_vida_diver

    La_vida_diver Zorg Guru (I)
    British Zeds The West Country

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    816
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    90
    Location:
    Bideford, Devon
    Model of Z:
    Z3 2.8 Roadster
    I would agree on this score the vents which mine also has are important. Funny thing though I am sure Hazels which is a 2000 year model also has the vents and hers has a liner as well.
     

Share This Page