Help with Top replacement/ removal - North American Motoring

R52 :: Cabrio Talk (2005-2008) Cooper and Cooper S convertible (R52) discussion.

Help with Top replacement/ removal

Reply

 
 
 
  #1  
Old 09-12-2018, 11:23 AM
r52jcw08
r52jcw08 is offline
Neutral
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Help with Top replacement/ removal

Hi Everyone! I own a 08 r52 convertible JCW. I've been trying to remove the top without a manual or details. Not easy.. I'm half way there, but it's really tough. Is there a manual or DIY link out there? Thanks in advance!
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-12-2018, 11:43 AM
Minnie.the.Moocher's Avatar
Minnie.the.Moocher
Minnie.the.Moocher is online now
6th Gear
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: earth PNW
Posts: 4,002
Thanked 235 Times in 214 Posts
If this isn't the correct page, you should still find info on the site https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/r...le-top/3VI1cJb
 
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-12-2018, 12:53 PM
hotairgypsy
hotairgypsy is offline
1st Gear
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
this will get you all you need

 
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-12-2018, 07:18 PM
r52jcw08
r52jcw08 is offline
Neutral
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Minnie.the.Moocher... thank you very much! I can't believe the Germans made this so complicated! I still don't understand how to remove the "two nuts". I just removed the bracket attached to the two nuts. Had this off in another 15 minutes with your link...went down to the junkyard and it took an hour to remove that one. Getting pretty fast at this now. It's in pretty good shape and only 42 dollars! Not for the faint of heart! Fingers crossed I get it all back to together. Any good sources for those black flat rivets had to drill out?

Shout out to hotairgypsy...that was the one video I could find, just enough detail to get the entire thing off. Hope I can repay the favor to the forum soon!

Thanks all! Near new top on the way!

 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
njmop
Stock Problems/Issues
0
10-25-2013 06:17 AM
k_h_d
R56 :: Hatch Talk (2007+)
2
07-18-2013 12:53 PM
JonSFO
R52 :: Cabrio Talk (2005-2008)
10
05-08-2009 12:16 PM
JOHN800
Stock Problems/Issues
1
04-07-2009 10:07 PM
playtowin
Interior/Exterior
1
04-06-2008 05:30 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Help with Top replacement/ removal


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.