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I just completed a new german canvas top on my 1994 e320 cabriolet by a professional top installer..looks great, fits great ..but.. installer told me it takes from 2 days to two months to stretch out. Presently it needs a little muscle help the one time after I dropped it and raised it. Also, the small flat plates 3inch square in front of the rear deck convertible lid did not lie flat after I dropped the top..Has anyone had experience with a new top on the e320 cabriolet? Any comments would be helpful..
 

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hi am also in th eprocess of getting one with the roof not working-cylinder busted by the owner and roof top slightly worn-as a guide kindly give me an estimate $$$$,time and general advice and source for the canvas and parts-basically what to expect for the whole operation and also a link to the guys who did the job for you to give me some advice-am working blind!any help will be truly appreciated.......
 

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Me too, I'm curious about the price. Mine is showing some wear... I still have a few years left on my top. Are you located near me in SE Michigan?

Any trim work will have its quirks. I've done tops before, and I may tackle this job myself if it doesn't require special tools. I hope the quirks aren't serious enough to mess with the top's function and integrity.
 

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I used a local shop in northern NJ named D&D Upholsterers in Bergenfield, NJ. Quite frankly, they had never done a E320 cabriolet. This is not unexpected, as you can guess, many of these tops are just reaching the end of their serviceability, although mine was really not that bad. I used German cloth, which is oem, and the total cost was approximately $1500.00 installed. I am in a high rent district, but I believe that the shop owner was carefully meticulous and spent about 24 hours replacing the canvas. I have not yet dropped it since the day I drove it home because of all the pollen and vegetation falling out of the trees at this time of year, and I want to seal the new top with Ragtopp sealer and conditioner. I have noticed that initially after the top was replaced, their was a small light gap between the bottom of the top and the rear deck lid. This has since closed tight and I no longer see light seeping through.
 
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