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Author: Subject: Make your own Half Hood
NickMK

posted on 20/6/11 at 07:18 PM Reply With Quote
Make your own Half Hood

Here is a photo diary of the half hood I am making for my MK


I started off with some old fabric I had lying around the house to to mock up the initial design

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Then I made up cutting templates out of MDF for the front and rear panel

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Then started cutting

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Pulling fabric tight marked the inner edge of the windscreen

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Using the front template, cut out and pin

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Added webbing straps to the rear and sides for tensioning the roof

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Test fit prior to sewing. Obviously unable to pull it taught..

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Will post pics of the finished article once all the sewing is complete.

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BenB

posted on 20/6/11 at 07:27 PM Reply With Quote
I've done something very similar myself. Just got to sew on the back panel. Have you tried getting in / out with the hood on. It's quite fun! I guess if you don't know your passenger well before you get in you will afterwards! Nuzzling crotches, it appears, is obligatory.
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stevegough

posted on 20/6/11 at 07:41 PM Reply With Quote
Now THAT is a fantastically illustrated post - very well done.....Fozzie - are you there, Fozzie?..... worthy of making this a stickie ?





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bilbo

posted on 20/6/11 at 08:14 PM Reply With Quote
This is the next job I have planned on the car so this post couldn't have come at a better time. I already have a roll of material in the garage ready.

Cheers for this,
Bill

[Edited on 20/6/11 by bilbo]





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NickMK

posted on 21/6/11 at 07:22 AM Reply With Quote
Thanks for comments. Really tried to make this as useful as poss.

Cost so far including all Hooding, Webbing, Buckles and press studs is 44 and mornings worth of work.

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Humbug

posted on 21/6/11 at 07:27 AM Reply With Quote
Looking good, Nick. I made myself a half hood with straps, etc. but I started from an old Caterham hood which meant that I already had the windscreen fittings. How are you planning to attach the hood to the top of the screen frame?
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NickMK

posted on 21/6/11 at 07:36 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Humbug
How are you planning to attach the hood to the top of the screen frame?


Black press studs, just like the Caterham.

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Irony

posted on 21/6/11 at 10:13 AM Reply With Quote
Great detailed post there - I will be at this stage at some point. Thanks
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jabbahutt

posted on 21/6/11 at 12:55 PM Reply With Quote
What type of material you're using please? and where did you source it from?

It's coming along great

Thanks






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NickMK

posted on 21/6/11 at 02:47 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by jabbahutt
What type of material you're using please? and where did you source it from?

It's coming along great

Thanks



Standard vinyl car hooding as it will match the side-screens

http://www.fabricuk.com/fabrics.php?fabric_type=416

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NickMK

posted on 28/6/11 at 07:57 PM Reply With Quote
Right have managed to finish off all the sewing on the hood and now need to just final fit it to the car

Start with fitting the poppers to the front of the hood
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Sewing on a buckles I stole from an old rucksack to the side tensioning straps
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Here all the tensioning straps needed to be attached to the car
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And here is the finished product, Just need to tidy up the straps with some Velcro to stop them flapping
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Just been for a test drive and it works a treat not a single bit of turbulence or wind coming in.

Will just have to wait for it to rain for the real test

The total cost of this hood was 44

[Edited on 28/6/11 by NickMK]

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whitestu

posted on 28/6/11 at 08:39 PM Reply With Quote
That's just like my sewing machine!
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NickMK

posted on 28/6/11 at 08:56 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by whitestu
That's just like my sewing machine!




Its great! I looked up the serial number. It was made in 1891, 120 years old and it produces a fantastic stitch

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Humbug

posted on 28/6/11 at 09:27 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by whitestu
That's just like my sewing machine!


...and mine! I think mine was 1928 or something.

btw, Nick, have you done a high(er) speed test yet? I found that the top of my roof was pushed in somewhat because the rollbar is higher than the screen, so I needed a secondary hoop to a point about a foot forward of teh rollbar to keep the hood from dipping down onto my head.

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stevegough

posted on 28/6/11 at 10:02 PM Reply With Quote
That is a very neat job, you just have to be totally chuffed with the final result?
Inspiration for us all in the true Locost way!





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First drive Feb 10th 2011.
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'Used up' first engine may 3rd 2011!
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NickMK

posted on 29/6/11 at 12:06 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Humbug
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Originally posted by whitestu
That's just like my sewing machine!


...and mine! I think mine was 1928 or something.

btw, Nick, have you done a high(er) speed test yet? I found that the top of my roof was pushed in somewhat because the rollbar is higher than the screen, so I needed a secondary hoop to a point about a foot forward of teh rollbar to keep the hood from dipping down onto my head.



I have been up to 70 ;-) and it dips slightly but doesn't touch my head. How did you attach the secondary hoop?

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NickMK

posted on 29/6/11 at 12:10 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by stevegough
That is a very neat job, you just have to be totally chuffed with the final result?
Inspiration for us all in the true Locost way!



Thank you. Yes very happy with the finished look and even happier with how much it cost me!!

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steve m

posted on 29/6/11 at 07:41 AM Reply With Quote
That's just like my sewing machine!

And mine, is yours a shuttle or bobbin ?

Mines a shuttle, and i dont relly get on with it, i prefer my Mothers Singer bobin

Nice roof BTW

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joemotion

posted on 29/6/11 at 07:56 AM Reply With Quote
I'm sure a saw a while back at Stoneleigh a car with a cage and it had a stretched material section just on the top for a sunshade? Anybody done this? I have an aeroscreen and cage and thought this would look good and save the top of my head in the sun. Not sure of the practicality of it flapping about though.
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NickMK

posted on 29/6/11 at 08:50 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve m
That's just like my sewing machine!

And mine, is yours a shuttle or bobbin ?

Mines a shuttle, and i dont relly get on with it, i prefer my Mothers Singer bobin

Nice roof BTW


Thanks


Shuttle, it takes a bit of fiddling to load.

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NickMK

posted on 29/6/11 at 08:54 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by joemotion
I'm sure a saw a while back at Stoneleigh a car with a cage and it had a stretched material section just on the top for a sunshade? Anybody done this? I have an aeroscreen and cage and thought this would look good and save the top of my head in the sun. Not sure of the practicality of it flapping about though.



I have just been out in the car with the roof on and it works great as a sunshade! I think I'm going to add some thin bamboo as strengthening rods to stop the little flapping I get at high speed

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NickMK

posted on 30/6/11 at 10:34 AM Reply With Quote
Right I have put in a modification to the half hood to stop the dipping in and vibration in the roof at speed.


I started out with bamboo but it was too flexible. Then I spotted a set of my old fibreglass Ski poles

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The pole is attached to the roll bar and front screen
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currently only being held by some popper cup's
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What I am after is Wardrobe Rail cups???? They have a U-shaped cup with press in release bit. So that the bar would just pop in and stay secure.

Does anyone know what they are called and where i could get them? or even have another idea for a quick release system?

Nick

PS. I have tested the above up to100mph (on a Private road) and it works a treat!

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YQUSTA

posted on 30/6/11 at 11:32 AM Reply With Quote
Rail Supports

HTH





"If in doubt flat out"

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NickMK

posted on 30/6/11 at 12:11 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by YQUSTA
Rail Supports

HTH


Brilliant. Thank you!

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stevegough

posted on 30/6/11 at 07:02 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by NickMK
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Originally posted by YQUSTA
Rail Supports

HTH


Brilliant. Thank you!


Or even 20 SPRING CLIPS TOOL STORAGE TERRY 9MM 3/8' £1.79 PACK | eBay UK





Luego Locost C20XE.
Build start: October 6th 2008.
IVA passed Jan 28th 2011.
First drive Feb 10th 2011.
First show: Stoneleigh 1st/2nd May 2011.
'Used up' first engine may 3rd 2011!
Back on the road with 2nd engine may 24th
First PASA mad drive 26/7/11
Sold to Mike in Methyr Tydvil 19/03/14

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