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  1. #1 Sportster "New Hood" 
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    Whilst looking at the Marin news letter I noticed the new hood for the sportster, what do sportster owners think?

    Held on with springs!

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    I may be in the minority here but I do actually quite like the look of that , held on with springs wouldn't put me off as I bet its quick to put up as against a load of poppers. Plus it definitely gives it a vintage look.
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    Looks a bit snug (although not as snug as my Triumph Roadster .. but it also looks well designed and well made. Are there any other pics from different angles ?
    Triumph Herald 1200 based Roadster
    Bought in 1983 as a running restoration
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    As a new member who has a hoodless car I would like to know where i can buy a hood and side screens I have the hoops/hood frame just need the bits to keep out the weather any help appreciated
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    You have to have a chat with Terry Matthews @ http://www.marlinsportscars.co.uk ?
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    Good afternoon everyone, have to say I like the look of that hood. Can I ask, 'does anyone have any dimensions for the fitting of the roof frame'? I have purchased a Sportster with a frame beautifully wrapped in the storage compartment, unfortunately I cannot see any dimensional drawing or instruction for fitting it. All assistance gratefully received.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevepritch View Post
    Good afternoon everyone, have to say I like the look of that hood. Can I ask, 'does anyone have any dimensions for the fitting of the roof frame'? I have purchased a Sportster with a frame beautifully wrapped in the storage compartment, unfortunately I cannot see any dimensional drawing or instruction for fitting it. All assistance gratefully received.
    Hi Steve,
    the picture above is Malin's latest designed hood.
    Yours is more likely to be like the one I fitted to my Sportster back in 2008. (If you're fitting a hood you'll also need to fit demister vents if they are not already there.)
    Take a look at my pictures here.... https://www.flickr.com/photos/peters...57608146364482
    There is a short description under each picture.
    For a hood cover you'll need to contact Terry Mathews at Marlin Sportscars.
    ....peter
    P.S. Just found this photo as well.....
    Hood frame fitting instructions. by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

    the BMW e30 is the same dimensions as the Ford.
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    Peter thank you so much, thats some great advice and assistance. Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevepritch View Post
    Peter thank you so much, thats some great advice and assistance. Steve
    You're welcome
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    Just so you all know I asked Marlin if they could supply a new hood for my sportster. Its not the latest model, it has a more upright screen than the one shown above.

    Unfortunately it appears that the pattern maker got rid of the patterns and I was told 'So sorry, but if you go to a local supplier they will help sort you'.
    At the time I did not think much about it, but the more I do, the more I think there was no interest at all on Marlins part, all seemed too difficult.

    Just a little disappointed in Marlin on this occasion. Also, despite me telling them last month they have still got my Sportster on their 'for sale page', it's still there and I can assure you all it's not for sale!
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