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    #31
    Bringing this back up rather than making a new thread. I was looking at my top yesterday in the rain and found a saggy weak spot.... I guess I will have to strip it down and glass it. I found a really awesome upholstery guy who can redo tops and if he can give me a good price I will just re vinyl it. I am bummed about the sag though :(

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      #32
      Originally posted by newman8r View Post
      Bringing this back up rather than making a new thread. I was looking at my top yesterday in the rain and found a saggy weak spot.... I guess I will have to strip it down and glass it. I found a really awesome upholstery guy who can redo tops and if he can give me a good price I will just re vinyl it. I am bummed about the sag though :(
      Any update on the repaint?

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        #33
        Maybe Ill do a 1/2 padded landau top on mine with a nice silver trim strip across the middle and opera lights on the c pillars. It will look just like a Mark V
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          #34
          i did a top for a very particular customer, the fiberglass on those things is really diformed and not at all finished, i think it ended up being around 40 hours of labor time to get it perfect

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            #35
            Originally posted by MT3CH View Post
            Any update on the repaint?
            Prepping is going to begin this weekend!

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              #36
              Someone say painted hardtop?


              I bought mine like this(minus the bike rack), but I would've ended up doing it anyways. I just got lucky the work was done for me.

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                #37
                Originally posted by 325_e30 View Post
                Someone say painted hardtop?


                I bought mine like this(minus the bike rack), but I would've ended up doing it anyways. I just got lucky the work was done for me.

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by 325_e30 View Post
                  Someone say painted hardtop?


                  I bought mine like this(minus the bike rack), but I would've ended up doing it anyways. I just got lucky the work was done for me.

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                  What black is that? Also how was installing the rack? easy?

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by newman8r View Post
                    What black is that? Also how was installing the rack? easy?
                    No idea of the color code for the black, but the rack install was beyond easy. Took 20 minutes, including the little fab work needed. There's a write-up on here somewhere.

                    Found it

                    http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=228470



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                      #40
                      I am interested in the rubber fabric if it can be saved when removing.

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by Cabriolet View Post
                        yup huge pita.
                        take the rear window seal out
                        take the rails off.
                        strip the top material off
                        sand all the glue off
                        us filler to fill the 1000s of tiny holes. the top is also wavy so you will need to smooth out all the highs and lows. otherwise when you paint it, it will look terrible.
                        then primer and paint. leave all the rubber attached and wedge in a rope to old it away from the fiberglass.
                        the whole job should take about 30 hours.
                        Dude, thank you!
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                          #42
                          cant believe you guys aren't feeling painted hard tops. I love mine but to each their own . heres a few pics . i know the car is filthy im sorry
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                            #43
                            Painting E30 hardtop

                            ^So. Damn. Nice. (Just needs rear valence)


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                              #44
                              Originally posted by elDizzle View Post
                              ^So. Damn. Nice. (Just needs rear valence)


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                              ^^ and Tucked rear bumper, shaved third brake light, drop hats because front looks really high

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                                #45
                                im looking for a rear valance and the back bumper is tucked. i was thinking about a set of coil overs to lower the car what do you guys recommend?

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