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BMW Convertible Top 1996-2002 Z3 TwillFast Canvas Black
BMW Convertible Top 1996-2002 Z3 TwillFast Canvas, Black


Material: Original Haartz Twillfast II cloth
Window: Plastic Window
Color: Black

Price: $649.00

Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Item ID: 10-04-E37-005

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1996-2002 BMW Z3 Replacement Convertible Top

1996-2002 BMW Z3 and M Roadster convertible tops are manufactured in the USA using the original patterns and specifications to the original vehicle. Our BMW Twillfast II (Sonnendeck) canvas is from The Haartz Corporation. This was the original material used on the Z3 and M Roadster. It is a premium quality topping with 100% dobby weave lining fabric.


Includes a new plastic window with a very slight tint similar to the original. The window is sewn into the convertible top for strength and durability. Finish trim piping is included around the outer frame of the window as shown in the above image.


Manufactured using first quality American Twillfast II cloth/canvas with a dobby (crisscross) inner lining. The canvas topping is a three-ply composite made of a twill weave outer fabric, a rubber inner layer and a polyester/cotton lining fabric. The material is the same as the original BMW top and since the topping material was manufactured in the same factory that made it for BMW, you can be sure the color, texture, look and feel will match.


This convertible top incorporates the 1998 BMW technical redesign to address some deficiencies in earlier models. The three improvements include:

(1) adding relief pockets in the quarter panels,
(2) adding a stiffener inside above the window, and
(3) adding elastic straps above window to support the tension straps.

These improvements fit all model years of the Z3 and M Roadster.

  • First Quality Haartz Twillfast II Cloth/Canvas with a dobby weave lining
  • Precision cutting with automated computer guided equipment
  • The entire top is cut from the same bolt of cloth for consistent color & pattern
  • Stitched with matching colors using the finest bonded polyester threads
  • DOT approved heavy .040 gauge sewn-in, tinted plastic window
  • Factory-style rain guard sewn-in along length of convertible top to direct water flow
  • Factory-style sewn-in plastic retainers pre-drilled for easy, accurate mounting
  • Deck seams are heat-sealed using specialized tape to eliminate heat-seal press marks on exterior
  • Windows are double stitched and include finish trim piping on the outside
  • Front corners are reinforced with moisture resistance PVC for added durability

Comes ready to install out of the box. No sewing required.

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5 of 5 Highly recommend April 10, 2023
Reviewer: Steven Desmarais from Swansea, MA United States  
I purchased the Twillfast top for my wife's 1996 BMW Z3. This product fit absolutely perfectly. I recommend replacing the tension cables but unfortunately this supplier does not offer them. Sourced elsewhere. I do wish the rear window was a   zip in like the factory top had. Great top.

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5 of 5 September 8, 2022
Reviewer: david qualls from Highland, AR United States  
Great top fits perfect

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5 of 5 Great product, some tricky install tips July 1, 2022
Reviewer: George Wiles from Ashland, VA United States  
The top was perfect. Zero issues. The install guide was good but not perfect. Here are some tips:
1. When removing the old top and directed to cut between the rear window and trunk with a box cutter, be careful to not cut the two webs attached to the back hoop. It’s just behind the top fabric. I almost cut it and was trying not to.
2. When removing screws on the old top use a magnetic bit or put something to catch them. I lost two down in the rear body.
3. Keep your doors open when you are wrestling with the rear bow with the staples. I had my door shut and got some scratches.
4. I’d recommend attaching the screws that line up the top with the new cable bracket before you stretch and glue the front edge instead of just after. They have to line up, so do them first.
5. Don’t freak out over how tight the top is when you first latch it. It gets easier to latch in just a few hours as it stretches out.
Took 12.5 hours, but I could do a second one in 8 now that I know what to do.

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1 of 5 Not to pleased whatsoever June 21, 2022
Reviewer: Nic Bright from Woodstock, ON Canada  
Ordered my new roof, i was told one price of $479.00, which turned out to be twice the amount the entire roof $879.36! Paid the company's shipping costs of $81.36 and then got a call from FedEx saying I had to pay them another $141.64 for a grand total of $1,277.78 was definitely not what I expected and talk about complete dishonesty... right from the get-go! Still shocked 😲

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5 of 5 Great delivery service. March 30, 2022
Reviewer: John Whateley from Berry, New South Wales Australia  
I am in country New South Wales in Australia and I ordered my soft top on Thursday and it was delivered to me on the following Monday. Yes, it was expensive for freight but that is better service than I can get for a delivery from Sydney, just 2 hours away. Well done guys. I am yet to fit the top so I am unable to comment in that regard.

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