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BMW 3 Series, 1994-99
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts


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The tops on this page fit all the "E36 Platform" BMW models: 
U.S. Models: 318is, 318zi, 325, 328, 318, 323 and M3  
European Models: 316i, 318i, 320, 323, 324, 325, 328 and M3

Key Features:

  • Quality: Made to BMW specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Factory Material: Sonnendeck (Twillfast) canvas.
  • Original Colors: Black, BMW Blue, English Green, Titan Grey and Grenadine.
  • Alternate Materials: A5 German Sonnenland canvas, Haartz Stayfast Canvas, Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl.
  • Relief Pockets: In 1994-1995 these BMW tops were made with small pocketed areas in the corners for decorative purposes. Click here to see relief pockets. They serve no function and BMW eliminated them in 1996. Most of our replacement tops are made without relief pockets. The tops will fit all 1994-1999 BMW 3 Series perfectly. If you're fond of the pocketed tops, we offer those, too.
  • Package Specials: Cost savings for all of your installation needs with package specials, this includes the detailed installation manual, new cables, tension straps and glue kit.
  • Shop with confidence: 5 year manufacturer warranty.
  • NEW: 1993-99 BMW E36 Series, Convertible top wind deflectors, decrease back draft by 75%!
  • About our BMW 3 Series convertible tops

Have a question? Talk to us!


1994-99 BMW 3 Series Convertible Tops
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Description Color Price Buy!
Best Buy!
A.) Install Pack with Original Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas Convertible Top With Integrated Plastic Window. No Relief Pockets.
  • Plus:
  • Original Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas Convertible Top With Integrated Green-Tinted Plastic Window
  • Installation Manual
  • Pair of Elastic Tension Straps
  • Hold Down Cables
  • 8oz Can of Glue
For: 1994-99 BMW 3 Series Convertible Top


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$599.95
B.) Original Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas Convertible Top With Integrated Green-Tinted Plastic Window. No Relief Pockets.
For: 1994-99 BMW 3 Series Convertible Top


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$449.95
Best Buy!
C.) Install Pack with Original Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas Convertible Top with Integrated Green-Tinted Plastic Window
With 1994-1995 Original Relief Pockets. 
  • Plus:
  • Original Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas Convertible Top with Integrated Plastic Window
  • Installation Manual
  • Pair of Elastic Tension Straps
  • Hold Down Cables
  • 8oz Can of Glue
For: 1994-99 BMW 3 Series Convertible Top


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$799.95
D.) Original Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas Convertible Top with Integrated Green-Tinted Plastic Window. With 1994-1995 Original Relief Pockets. 
For: 1994-99 BMW 3 Series Convertible Top


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$619.95
Best Buy!
E.) Install Pack with Premium A5 German Sonnenland Canvas Convertible Top with Integrated Green-Tinted Plastic Window.
No Relief Pockets. 
  • Plus:
  • Premium A5 German Sonnenland Canvas Convertible Top with Integrated Plastic Window
  • Installation Manual
  • Pair of Elastic Tension Straps
  • Hold Down Cables
  • 8oz Can of Glue
For: 1994-99 BMW 3 Series Convertible Top


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$699.95
F.) Premium A5 German Sonnenland Canvas Convertible Top with Integrated Green-Tinted Plastic Window. No Relief Pockets. 
For: 1994-99 BMW 3 Series Convertible Top


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$669.95
Best Buy!
G.) Install Pack with Premium A5 German Sonnenland Canvas Convertible Top With Integrated Green-Tinted Plastic Window.
With 1994-1995 Original Relief Pockets. 

Package Includes:
  • Premium A5 German Sonnenland Canvas Convertible Top With Integrated Plastic Window
  • Installation Manual
  • Pair of Elastic Tension Straps
  • Hold Down Cables
  • 8oz Can of Glue
For: 1994-99 BMW 3 Series Convertible Top


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$879.95
H.) Premium A5 German Sonnenland Canvas Convertible Top With Integrated Green-Tinted Plastic Window.
With 94-95 Original Relief Pockets. 
For: 1994-99 BMW 3 Series Convertible Top


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$719.95
Best Buy!
I.) Install Pack with Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Integrated Green-Tinted Plastic Window.
No Relief Pockets

Package Includes:
  • Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Integrated Plastic Window
  • Installation Manual
  • Pair of Elastic Tension Straps
  • Hold Down Cables
  • 8oz Can of Glue
For: 1994-99 BMW 3 Series Convertible Top


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$549.95
J.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Integrated Green-Tinted Plastic Window. No Relief Pockets
For: 1994-99 BMW 3 Series Convertible Top


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$399.95
Best Buy!
K.) Install Pack with Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Integrated Green-Tinted Plastic Window.
With 1994-1995 Original Relief Pockets. 
Package Includes:
  • Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Integrated Plastic Window
  • Installation Manual
  • Pair of Elastic Tension Straps
  • Hold Down Cables
  • 8oz Can of Glue
For: 1994-99 BMW 3 Series Convertible Top


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$779.95
L.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with Integrated Green-Tinted Plastic Window. With 1994-1995 Original Relief Pockets. 
For: 1994-99 BMW 3 Series Convertible Top


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$629.95
Best Buy!
M.) Install Pack with Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top With Integrated Green-Tinted Plastic Window

Package Includes:
  • Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top With Integrated Plastic Window
  • Installation Manual
  • Pair of Elastic Tension Straps
  • Hold Down Cables
  • 8oz Can of Glue
For: 1994-99 BMW 3 Series Convertible Top


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$519.95
N.) Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl Convertible Top With Integrated Green-Tinted Plastic Window
No Relief Pockets
For: 1994-99 BMW 3 Series Convertible Top


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$389.95
Custom Made Convertible Tops Are Now Available! To see your options and get a price quote, click here.
 
For: 1994-99 BMW 3 Series Convertible Top
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BMW 3 Series convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999


Hydraulics
Description Price Buy!
Convertible Top Motor Pump Rebuild/Repair Service.

Comes with a one-year warranty, good from time of purchase. Please be aware we cannot send a call tags for international shipments.

   The repair service is usually completed 5 to 7 weeks after we receive your motor pump Details...

$149.95


Headliners
Description Price Buy!
1994-99 Bmw 3 Series. Two (2) Piece Paddle Set for Plastic Window Tops Only. Flat Plastic Reinforcements, Located in Lower Quarter

STRINGS ARE NOT INCLUDED

$89.95
94-99 BMW 3 Series Charcoal Ribbed Headliner

This BMW 94-99 3 Series headliner has a small front pocket, so the metal bar slides in. Three clips attach to the bows. There's a U-shaped snap on the trim in the front.

$329.95
94-99 BMW Charcoal Ribbed 3 Series Headliner

This BMW 3 Series headliner has a U-shaped snap on the trim on the front. It also has a small pocket for the metal bar to slide into. Has 3-inch "C" clips that attach to the three bows.

$329.95
94-99 BMW Charcoal Ribbed Headliner, Full-Power Top

This BMW 3 Series Headliner has snaps on the trim, with cut-outs for the electric motors. There are 3-inch "C" clips that snap on the bars on the frame.

$329.95
94-99 BMW Charcoal Ribbed Headliner, Half-Power or Manual Top

This BMW headliner has snap-on trim on the front and two bars. In the rear, the headliner has a pocket that is re-used.

$329.95


Installation Supplies
Description Price Buy!
1994-99 BMW 3 Series Convertible, 30 Page Step by Step Installation Manual with Over 100 Illustrations.

Free exclusively with Convertible Top Purchase
No Charge!
Hand Riveter-includes: Four Nose Pieces for 1/16", 5/64", 3/32", and 1/8" and 30 Piece Rivet Assortment.
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$12.95
Pair of Elastic Tension Straps. for 1994-1999. Should Be Replaced When a New Top Is Installed.
$152.95
Pair of Side Hold Down Cables.

American made in the USA (beware of inferior made imports)
   Details...

$41.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$9.95
3M Black Super Weatherstrip Adhesive, 5oz Tube
   Details...

$10.99
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$8.95
Plastic pry tool set, 5 piece kit, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc. Comes with red case/holder.
$25.95
B.E.A./Stantech Staple Gun 71 Series
 
  • The BEA 71/16-421 air powered upholstery stapler drives 1/4" to 5/8" narrow crown staples.
  • One year warranty
  • This light but powerful stapler features a 1" nose length, ergonomic design, and integrated silencer making it suitable for both industrial and home use
  • Low air consumption, long service life, and ease of maintenance make this stapler a cost saver.
  • Applications for this stapler include bedding, upholstery, packaging, and speaker grills
$229.95


Cleaning & Protectant
Description Price Buy!
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant.
    Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
    In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$38.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant.
    Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
    In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$34.95
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit
Contains Bottle Window Cleaner, Bottle Window Protectant, Sponge, Applicator Pad and Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$29.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$14.95


Weatherstripping
Description Price Buy!
94-99 BMW 3 Series, Driver side front window seal, OEM (shown in Blue color)
$159.95
94-99 BMW 3 Series, Driver side rear quarter window seal, OEM (shown in Green color)
$189.95
94-99 BMW 3 Series, Front Metal Retainer, OEM
$99.95
94-99 BMW 3 Series, Front Rubber Seal, OEM (Shown in Camel Color)
$349.95
94-99 BMW 3 Series, Passenger side front window seal, OEM (shown in Blue color)
$159.95
94-99 BMW 3 Series, Passenger side rear quarter window seal, OEM (shown in Green color)
$189.95


Parts Catalog
Description Price Buy!
Parts Printout: A full color print out of the parts, swatches and important information listed on this page for your convertible. Comes with a $5 off coupon towards your next order.
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$5.00
Swatch booklet showing all of our available convertible top materials and color selections
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$29.95


Wind Deflector
Description Price Buy!
1993-99 BMW E36 Series, Convertible Top Wind Deflector:

  • The simple goal is to help you enjoy your convertible even more with less wind blast and more fun. Our wind deflectors are designed specifically for your convertible, and are proven to decrease the back draft by up to 75%.
  • Below is the Time, Difficulty and Tools required for the first installation, after that the wind deflector goes in and out of your car in under One Minute.

  • Fast, easy and painless to install.
  • Drive Your Convertible with the top down more.
  • Enjoy Listening to the radio or have a conversation.
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
  • 1 year warranty.

Wind Deflector Testimonials
$459.95



Custom Fit Car Covers
Description Price Buy!
1994-99 BMW 3 Series Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, 200 Series
$139.95
1994-99 BMW 3 Series Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, 380 Series
$189.95
1994-99 BMW 3 Series Convertible, Custom Fit Car Cover, Evolution Series
$219.95




Important Information
Original Factory Color(s): Black, BMW Blue, English Green, Titan Grey and Grenadine

Original Fabric:
The original dealer fabric was Sonnendeck (Twillfast) canvas.

Alternate Fabrics: A5 German Sonnenland canvas, Haartz Stayfast Canvas, Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl.

About The Fabrics:

German Sonnenland Canvas is the original German made canvas used in many Mercedes, Porsche, BMW and other convertibles. It's general construction is very similar to the other two canvases. It is hard to tell the surfaces apart among the three. But the manufacturing specifications make this the longest lasting top. There is an approximate twenty percent greater wear rating for Sonnenland than for Haartz Stayfast. Some of this is due to the abrasion resistance of the exterior canvas. This is a factor in certain tops where the framework design tends to produce friction between the top's surface and the car's hardware. (It is a well known 'trade secret' that the Haartz Division of Glen Raven Mills purchased the Sonnenland factory.)

Sonnendeck Canvas (also called 'Twillfast') is an American made canvas, true double texture topping like the Haartz Stayfast. Many purists who own Mercedes and other German cars want to see the particular German weave (that is called "dobby weave") when they look up inside the car. Haartz Stayfast canvas has a plain (unwoven) inner lining. So for Porsche, Mercedes and BMW owners who will spend a little more in order to see that "dobby" weave we offer a fabric called Sonnendeck (in addition to the original German Sonnenland or Happich canvas. The wear rating of Sonnendeck is also greater than for Haartz, by perhaps 10%. This is due to the slightly heavier inner lining and subtle bonding specification differences.

Haartz Stayfast Canvas has a canvas outer layer and a preshrunk cotton inner layer. The two are bonded with and separated by a butyl rubber core. It is this core that makes the fabric last a very long time, with both better static and dynamic wear ratings than vinyl toppings. Haartz Stayfast is the American substitute for the German canvases used in Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, some models of Mustang and Lebaron and others. Canvas is widely regarded as "richer looking" than vinyl. It is a little harder to clean. The inside of the top is pre-shrunk cotton. The inner lining is usually black.

Chrysler Sailcloth Vinyl is the fabric developed for Sebrings and late model Mustangs several years ago. It is a vinyl whose surface grain emulates canvas. It is a less expensive, though beautiful, fabric than our canvas toppings. We therefore offer many of our originally canvas tops in this vinyl fabric.

Relief Pockets:
In 1994-95 these tops were made with small pocketed areas in the corners for decorative purposes. They serve no function and BMW eliminated them in 1996. Most of our replacement tops are made without relief pockets. The tops will fit all years perfectly. For those of you who are fond of the pocketed tops we do offer that option: see the top selection list.

 

Tension Straps:
The elastic straps under the top serve an important function and must be in good condition to prevent premature wear in the top.

Rear Window:
There is a green plastic window sealed into the top as original.

Full Power and Half Power Frames:
These tops, just as the original ones, will fit both types of top frame which appeared from 1994 to 1997 (latch up and automatic lock up.) However there are subtle headliner differences as indicated in the headliners listed.

Headliner Hardware:
Headliners are often re-installed under the new top. If you are ordering a new headliner you will transfer the quarter section hardware from the old to the new headliner.



Parts in this category (BMW 3 Series) fit cars for years: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999.

We a now pleased to offer hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic motor pumps, and hydraulic hose sets for many different convertibles, they will be listed on your cars page if available. Also, checkout our newly added roof rail weatherstripping seals, front header weatherstripping seals, door weatherstripping seals, trunk weatherstripping seals. Look for extra savings on weatherstripping seals kits.

We are continuing to grow our convertible related products: These include convertible top latches, tonneau covers, relays, switches, rear tacking rails (trimsticks), seat covers, car covers, and carpeting.


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