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    I am missing a piece - help to identify

    I am missing something that is in the middle of the convertible top where it meets the windshield in the center and can't figure out what it looks like. Can you help and send a picture? Hope I can find it somewhere - still need to dig deep under the seats...

    Skip Hammerman

    2002 BMW Z8 - Meisterschaft GT, PP installed, CDV delete
    2013 BMW X3
    2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4S

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    Z8Mania
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    Skip it's a round oval looking part. I'll see if I can find out more for you.

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    Thanks ZMania -

    A picture or a part number would be great if someone has it.
    Skip Hammerman

    2002 BMW Z8 - Meisterschaft GT, PP installed, CDV delete
    2013 BMW X3
    2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4S

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    Team Z8 KenZ8's Avatar
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    It is an oval black piece of plastic with several small and fragile fingers that hold it in place. I just ordered the same due to the fingers failing to hold tightly:
    Originally part #54347003315 and it was superseded by 54347064089
    http://www.penskeparts.com/DiagramsM...png?v=03192010 part #6 in diagram

    Same part by the way on the hardtop to cover the locking mechanisms

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    Beyond the Valley of Z8 Madness Z-acht's Avatar
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    I ordered a few of them: the "hooks" are very fragile, they break on the moment you assemble the part. I use a piece of double sided tape for assembly now
    Ton
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    Ditto here, I have a bag of them because they break when you look at them!
    Andrew Macpherson

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    Z8Mania
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    Nice Ken!!! Its part #6

    Also at REAL OEM
    RealOEM.com xxxxx BMW E52 Z8 FOLDING TOP MOUNTING PARTS
     

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    Thank you for all the great informatiom. Could someone post a picture for me as well, please?
    Skip Hammerman

    2002 BMW Z8 - Meisterschaft GT, PP installed, CDV delete
    2013 BMW X3
    2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4S

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    Z8Mania
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    When I get my Z8 down from the lift she's currently on I will do it. But I don't want to pop it off because the part's happily in there right now. I did have to open this up one day when I had a failure of one of the top sensors in the middle of raising the top- couldn't drive around with the top like that- so I manually finished the raising process.

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    Hi Skip,

    Below is the requested picture. This plastic piece appears to be slightly offset in its mounting position. I hope that helps with your installation.

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    My Best,

    Ed

    2002 Z8 Jet Black//Sport Red
    2012 SLS AMG Obsidian Black/Classic Red

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDEZ8 View Post
    Hi Skip,

    Below is the requested picture. This plastic piece appears to be slightly offset in its mounting position. I hope that helps with your installation.
    Thank you.
    Skip Hammerman

    2002 BMW Z8 - Meisterschaft GT, PP installed, CDV delete
    2013 BMW X3
    2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4S

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    Z8Mania
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    Thats it! Nicely done Ed!

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