How To Guide Remove Z3 OEM roll hoops

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As title, if you are taking out your roll hoops I hope this helps.

Cheers

Before



Hard to know where to start but i'll try my best.

Obvious Phillips headed screws in speaker trim need to come out



and this sneaky one by the roof

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and these hex headed ones behind hoops too



Pop out the trim panel covers on side of hoops, with small flat headed screw driver



Forgot to take a snap of the inner and outer door sill covers, but they both need to come off to reveal this last Phillips screw. Both trims come off with a bit of a yank, the outer one (with roadster written on it) needs to get pulled at the door latch end away from the car first to pop that clip.



As I already had the centre console out these two were easy, not sure if they had to come out or not.



The centre panel between the roll hoops themselves does just pull off upwards but the rear clips are tight.



Mine had a HK sub in it which is 4 or so Phillips screws and a bit of jangling to lift out



Inside now you can find the torx bit screw that needs to come out, you need both a 30 and a 40 bit for the 2 types of torx that hold the hoops in.



These are the others



Once out the hoops just slide out



other plastic trim with Phillips head screws



including this one!



More random screws between back of trim and the folded done roof (x 3 under 'ping off' covers)



Two small screws holding top half of upper plastic trim on. It will now lift off after you have fed the seat belt through it. I had to lift (a little by hand) the roof to get the right angle.



Well done nearly done!



Small hex nuts at back of removable turret.



Some torx bolts under carpet at front



Various other torx bolts



And THAT'S IT!





A big box of bits!



 

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Nice write up SFAIC :). I shall create a wiki article from this if that's OK!

Funny as well, because someone was only just asking how to do this on a Facebook group...
 

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Nice write up SFAIC :). I shall create a wiki article from this if that's OK!

Funny as well, because someone was only just asking how to do this on a Facebook group...
No worries I hope it helps someone.

I took the pics as I dismantled to try and help the buyer of these hoops.

I will try to do the same for other large items I remove from the Z3 I'm breaking.
 
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Fantastic write up Andy, I can see it helping someone tomorrow afternoon............;)
 

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Hi Andy! Do you still happen to have the photos? not displaying just now... Thanks! Rich
 
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