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Bmw 1600 Cabriolet Convertible Cover


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So I've got this fjord 1600 cabriolet, and the vinyl convertible cover was missing a couple snaps and had a couple holes poked through, so I thought I'd get a new one constructed.


Took it to an upholstery shop and they used the existing one as a pattern, making a new one. Turned out awful. They used this heavy gauge material, with rolled edges that almost look like piping, and it's pretty ill-fitting (all bunched up between the snaps). The period correct look is a tight sleek membrane covering the frame, and this looks like a dumpy golf bag.


Unimpressed I asked for the original cover back but they apparently destroyed it in using it as a template.


This makes me so sad. Guys get weird about their classic cars and I'm no exception. Now I'm unsure what to do.


Go over there and root through their dumpster hoping to find some scraps to use as a pattern?


Take it somewhere better and see if they can build one from scratch with no pattern?


Go around with no cover? That's not so bad, but that cover really completes the looks with the top down.


Any cabriolet owners out there that can sympathize?

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Maximillian Imports shows a part number.  You can try contacting them for starters. Believe it or not, your BMW dealer may be able to help.... and there is also Walloth and Nesch in Germany.   I got a new top for my 1982 323i Baur from Converible Top Guys, but I dont see a listing for your car.  


Congratulations on your 1600 Voll Cabriolet..... that is a Baur also, btw.  :)


Whereabouts are you located, if you dont mind my asking?   We are trying to identify and locate all the Baurs in the US:  1600 Voll Cabrios, 2002 Voll Cabrios and Targas, E21 Top Cabriolets, and E30 Top Cabriolets.  We will add you to this list.




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That Maximillian site might be kind of a goldmine. My seatbelts don't retract and I tried to get them replaced last year... my local BMW shop tried standard 1600 ones but they didn't work because they need to be oriented differently, I see Cabrio-specific ones on that site. Who knows if they're available because it says "CALL" but maybe.

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  • 4 months later...

Update on this: Got a new "boot cover," as they call it, from Maximillian. Had a local shop in Seattle called "Convertibles Only" install it. Les (the owner) did the work personally and it turned out top notch. The cover came with snaps that were separate and he installed them for a perfect fit, no bunching between the snaps, not too loose not too tight. And the 1600 cabriolet is a little peculiar with the seat belt spools -- the vinyl cover has to kind of wrap around them. Not the most elegant design. Les cut out some insets to make this fit better, and it looks 100% professional. I'll post some pictures soon.

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Les at Convertibles only is pretty cool! He did work on my Dads soft top. Leaked the first time cause he didnt fix it how we thought he should, then second time he did. Hasnt leaked a drop since! Good guy, wants to make sure you're happy! As far as belts, try contacting BlueDevils on here! He's a seatbelt guro!

'76 2002 in Malaga (110k Original, 2nd Owner, sat for 20 years and now a toy)
'86 Chevy K20 (6.2 Turbo Diesel build) & '46 Chevy 2 Ton Dump Truck
'74 Suzuki TS185, '68 BSA A65 Lightning (garage find), '74 BMW R90S US Spec #2

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