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The Sly
04-13-2004, 09:04 PM
Is it easy to remove and replace the rear plastic glass on my 88 cabrio???

johnoz
04-13-2004, 09:11 PM
If it has no cuts or holes and you are thinking of this only to get rid of that yellowish color, I suggest you wiipe it with varsol and use all kinds of polish before going to the route you mentioned since I heard you need to move the tent to put the 'glass' back on. Also if you will be replacing look for those zipper ones.

The Sly
04-13-2004, 09:14 PM
Hi Thanks..
I have the zipper band all around it but how do you get it unzipped.....It looks like it is there permanently????

The Sly
04-24-2004, 11:52 PM
Hey guys ..WEnt to the dealer and the head tech got me the instructions to get the rear window out..
Now it is being redone locally for next to nothing...

BMW wanted $400.00 for that rear plastic window...NUTS...

johnoz
04-24-2004, 11:58 PM
What do you mean next to nothing? Also, would you mind typing the instructions down here so that someone else can use it in the future?

Originally posted by The Sly
Hey guys ..WEnt to the dealer and the head tech got me the instructions to get the rear window out..
Now it is being redone locally for next to nothing...

BMW wanted $400.00 for that rear plastic window...NUTS...

The Sly
04-25-2004, 12:16 AM
On my 88Ic the rear window has a jipper...
WEll there is a chrome piece on the outside and one on the inside to hold the jipper band together...

from inside the car on the bottom of the window is the chrome metal piece and it is attached by 4 spikes coming from the outside metal piece.

bind the 4 spikes straight and then go outside and pull on the chrome piece and it comes apart.

then undo the jipper all round the window...

My neighborhood shoe repair man is going to cut a plastic to the size of the BMW Piece and put back the zipper to it..
Then i just have to jip it back on...
I will get back next week and i will post the results....

Bob Loblaw
04-25-2004, 12:20 AM
Nice to see you're saving so much cash! $400 for a sheet of plastic. Wow.

The Sly
04-25-2004, 12:26 AM
Hey Bob ..Shipping from Germany is probably $200.00
+ - $100.00 for the Steeler....

This local guy makes complete convertible roofs for care and or boats..
My sistem told me about this guy because of her cruiser being done on a new roof and clear plastic!!

Bob Loblaw
04-25-2004, 12:30 AM
I bet you it's shipping from germany: $50, the rest for the Steeler.