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1988 BMW 325i: One is for sale for $60

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I just bought a 1988 BMW 325i convertible. It needs a new top. One is for sale for $60.00, but it is on the frame, unbolted from another car, but with a zippered window, which is also needed. In addition, side seals costing $65.00 each. Bmw brand used top , plus window for 139+shipping. All told about 350, plus time to install window plastic, and right and left side seals. Can i put a newer top on the old armiture, i.e., a zippered window top on a model without. Exact, watertight fix possible? About $1000. Less than getting good top and having auto shop put it together?
Unforseen problems?
Can the window be fitted with the top off, upside down on a blanket in the yard?
Ideas?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  George replied 2 years ago.

George :

If it has the zipper rear plastic window it is not from an E30.

George :

The zippered window was not released until the E36 model convertible.

Customer: Then it definitely won't fit, correct?
George :

Correct.

George :

The E30 rear plastic window is a sewn in window and not zipper, just for a reference when shopping for a top.

George :

Did you have any further questions?

George :

Are you still there?

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Expert:  George replied 2 years ago.

Thank you very much,

George

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Expert:  George replied 2 years ago.
What is your followup question?
Expert:  George replied 2 years ago.

Thank you very much for the Bonus,

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