BMW 3 Series Power Tops, 1986-93
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

 

These include the E30 chassis 2 door convertibles: 325i, 318i, 320i, M3 (E30 Body)

Key Features:

  • Quality: Made to BMW specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Factory Material: German Sonnenland Canvas
  • Original Window: Heat sealed, green tinted window.
  • Original Colors: Black, Blue, Brown and Pearl Beige
  • Alternate Materials: Sonnendeck (Twillfast) canvas, Haartz Stayfast Canvas, Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl.
  • Package Specials: DIY Packages are listed.
About These Tops:
We offer these tops from Robbins and EZ-ON. The tops carry their 6 year factory warranty plus 18 month labor allowance.

Can I Install This Top Myself ? We believe that the installation is within the capabilities of a handy, patient owner. There is neither sewing nor stapling. The top is one piece. Seals are pried loose and reinstalled into the new top. Seal retainers are unscrewed and reapplied. The top is held to the frame via contact cement with various flaps, etc. needing to be aligned and glued to their proper locations. (Pop rivets may be required if webbing needs replacing.)

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with (Green) Tinted Plastic Window as is Original.
  • Plus:
  • 20 page installation manual, with images(IN-BMW-3 SERIES)
  • Tension Straps (TS 612)
  • Hold Down Cables (CA146)
  • 4oz Can of Glue
For: 1986-93 BMW 3 Series Power Tops Convertible Top
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Why Buy a Package Special?
$619.95
B.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Original German Sonnenland Canvas Convertible Top with (Green) Tinted Plastic Window as is Original.
  • Plus:
  • Fully illustrated, step by step installation manual.
  • Tension Straps (BMWC612-GEX.STRAPS)
  • Hold Down Cables (CA146)
  • 4oz Can of premium contact cement.
For: 1986-93 BMW 3 Series Power Tops Convertible Top
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Why Buy a Package Special?
$769.95
C.) Original German Sonnenland Canvas Convertible Top with (Green) Tinted Plastic Window as is Original.
For: 1986-93 BMW 3 Series Power Tops Convertible Top
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$549.95
D.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas Convertible Top with (Green) Tinted Plastic Window as is Original.
  • Plus:
  • 20 page installation manual, with images.
  • Tension Straps (TS612)
  • Hold Down Cables (CA146)
  • 4oz Can of Glue
For: 1986-93 BMW 3 Series Power Tops Convertible Top
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Why Buy a Package Special?
$699.95
E.) Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas Convertible Top with (Green) Tinted Plastic Window as is Original.
For: 1986-93 BMW 3 Series Power Tops Convertible Top
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$429.95
F.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top with (Green) Tinted Plastic Window as is Original.
For: 1986-93 BMW 3 Series Power Tops Convertible Top
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$389.95
BMW 3 Series Power Tops convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

INCLUDED IN TOP PACKAGES: 
Installation Manual: 30 page (8 1/2 x 11) convertible top removal and installation manual; Clear thorough illustrated explanations..
No Charge!
Hand Riveter-includes: Four Nose Pieces for 1/16", 5/64", 3/32", and 1/8" and 30 Piece Rivet Assortment.
$13.95
 
Dvd-video: the Removal of the Old Convertible Top and the Installation of the New Top.
$39.50
Elastic Tension Straps, Pair.
$219.95
Pair of Side Tension Hold Down Cables.

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

$30.95
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 4-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$8.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$12.95
3M Black Super Weatherstrip Adhesive, 5oz Tube
Build out or caulk under your rubber seals.
Repairs cracks in seals.
Insure against leakage.
   Details...

$13.95
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

Great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc.

$26.95


Headliners

Headliners

Bmw Headliner in Choice of Cloth Color. Specify Color in Checkout Message Box.
$224.95


Cleaning & Protectant

Cleaning & Protectant

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
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
$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
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
$34.95
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit

Contains:

  • Bottle Window Cleaner
  • Bottle Window Protectant
  • Sponge, Applicator Pad
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
$30.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush
$14.95


Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping Seal: Driver side front window seal, OEM (shown in Blue color)
$129.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Driver side rear quarter window seal (shown in Green color)
$179.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Passenger side front window seal, OEM (shown in Blue color)
$129.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Passenger side rear quarter window seal (shown in Green color)
$179.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Front Header Seal, OEM. Shown in Camel Color
$489.95
Weatherstripping Seal: Front Metal Retainer, OEM
$119.95


Wind Deflector

Wind Deflector

1987-93 BMW E30 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
$349.95


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, Blue, Brown and Pearl Beige


I just finished replacing the top on my 1991 BMW 318ic and despite my best efforts, it came out great! Amazing! Your product was made of far superior materials than my old top and the cut and finish are exceptional. Your customer service was also way above average, with prompt responses to all of my questions.

Thank you for all of your efforts.
S.M.
1991 BMW 318ic
Roseville CA


About Germanex: Established in 1987, Germanex Imports Inc has fast become one of the industry's leading manufacturers of auto interiors and convertible tops. Satisfying clients has always been their priority and they art constantly looking for ways to exceed industry standards. Employing highly skilled artisans, they combine old fashioned craftsmanship with state of the are technology and the latest equipments to produce quality merchandise second to none.

Power and Manual Tops:
There is a slight difference between the tops designed for power frames and manual frames. The tops on this page are for power tops. If yours is a manually operated frame please re-select your car.

Original Patterns:
These tops are made by replicating original dealer tops and are not copies of copies. The large, green tinted, plastic rear window is part of the top.

Original and Subsitute Fabrics:
The original topping was German Sonnenland canvas. We also offer Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas, Stayfast Canvas, and Haartz Pinpoint 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.

Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl's design is original to most American cars from the fifties to the nineties. Pinpoint refers to the little dots or pips that you see if you look closely at the vinyl surface. European cars, such as the old Beetles and others also used pinpoint vinyl as the topping fabric.

Top Parts:
The front seal and its metal retaining bar can usually be transferred from the old top to the new one. In the event that you require either of these parts, we list them under "accessories."

Headliners:
The headliner is not an original dealer part. Our manufacturer has designed a 'retro-fit' headliner. The headliner is the interior roof covering. It is sold separately from the top and listed under accessories. Please jot down your fabric choice if you wish to order a headliner. Specify it in the checkout message box.

CONVERTIBLE TOP FABRICS
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.


Parts in this category (BMW 3 Series Power Tops) fit cars for years: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993.