Convertible top: How bad can it get?
I'm really out of my element here so I thought I'd rustle up some opinions from those of you with experience in this matter.
I'm looking at a E36 convertible for purchase and my assetts tell me the top is really messed up...I don't know the details, but one guy in the know says it could run up to $1800 to get it right...apparently some of the framework/supports may be bent.
So...what's the worst case senario if the canvass and internal lining are good.
How costly could it get with the rest...
BTW, anyone ever hear of a conversion kit to make a power top into a manual top?
Re: Convertible top: How bad can it get?
I can't really tell you $$$ on repair but the simplest way to make power into manual is to pull the red lever under the rear passenger seat. That disengages the top motors, you could also test the movement of the top in "neutral" so to speak. I'm not too sure how that would lock the tonneau cover down and that could/should be a concern.