Convertible Top

After seventeen years the M Roadster convertible top has held up pretty well, but  the rear window is scuffed and scratched, despite efforts to polish it.  Since it zips out, I could just replace the window, however the top fabric is somewhat faded and there are several worn areas from being stowed in the retracted position:

So, I have started gathering the items I'll need to replace the top.  Although there are decent Z3 aftermarket tops available, all of them appear to have sewn-in rear windows, and I'd like to be able to easily replace the window if necessary.  I also want the original fit and finish so I'll be ordering a BMW replacement convertible top boot.

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Sealing Frame

Sealing Frame

 
BMW Adhesive Tape

BMW Adhesive Tape

 
Lateral Frame Tension Repair Set

Lateral Frame Tension Repair Set

 
Convertible Top Boot

Convertible Top Boot

 
Left Tension Rope

Left Tension Rope

 
Right Tension Rope

Right Tension Rope

 
Butyl Tape

Butyl Tape