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  1. #1 SWB Roadster hood fitted 
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    Hi all

    As you may know I don't use a hood usually but as the kit came with one I thought I would have a go at fitting it.

    Obviously bored.

    Will need a little fettling but not to shabby, will use the tabs on the side to pull down and get rid of the crease.

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  2. #2 Re: SWB Roadster hood fitted 
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    Now with the lift the dots on the Doors.

    4 poppers and a little tightening and hey presto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by listerjp2 View Post
    Hi all

    As you may know I don't use a hood usually but as the kit came with one I thought I would have a go at fitting it.

    Obviously bored.

    Will need a little fettling but not to shabby, will use the tabs on the side to pull down and get rid of the crease.

    IMG-20200327-WA0001.jpg

    IMG-20200327-WA0003.jpg
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  3. #3 Re: SWB Roadster hood fitted 
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    Looking good. Might need it next week!
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    I was going to take it off and store it, you know me come wind or rain.

    Good test if it does though.

    Adrian
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    I have to say the SWB look better with the hood on, my LWB always looked ungainly.

    Adrian


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    Looking good. Might need it next week!
    Liz
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  6. #6 Re: SWB Roadster hood fitted 
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    Looking good Adrian, nearly finished my home made hood but that was last year.
    Guess how far on I am with mine, yep no further on,
    Been stuck on the DIY and now got to somehow source a new key barrel for the ignition on my van, it picked a good time to lock up and now VW garages all on lock down.
    Keep safe everyone
    1275 Marina/Ital based LWB Roadster in the process of a ground up rebuild.
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  7. #7 Re: SWB Roadster hood fitted 
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    Looks good. Where does your frame attach to the body of the car?
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  8. #8 Re: SWB Roadster hood fitted 
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    I presume the frame is in the same place as mine although mine is LWB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meverett View Post
    I presume the frame is in the same place as mine although mine is LWB.

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    Looks like I have the same seats as yours. Thanks for the pic looks like I need to make the brackets that it fits onto.
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  10. #10 Re: SWB Roadster hood fitted 
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    The frame slots into the brackets so when the hood and frame are not in use it is flat.
    My seats are Westfield seats and I got my inspiration from Hugh, they fit really well and have good support, also I think a bargain at £100.
    1275 Marina/Ital based LWB Roadster in the process of a ground up rebuild.
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