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NickMK

posted on 30/6/11 at 07:14 PM Reply With Quote
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Rail Supports

HTH


Brilliant. Thank you!


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




Maybe.. Thank you.

Really I want the bar to sit on the inner edge of the roll bar and windscreen and to be able to put some tension into the pole.


So I think the rail supports might work, but would love for them to spring locking mechanism to stop the bar lifting out the top.

I might just have to modify the ones from Screwfix and just add a little tap of sprung steel.

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NickMK

posted on 30/6/11 at 07:24 PM Reply With Quote
Just finished off adding Velcro to the rear straps, stops them flapping

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stevegough

posted on 30/6/11 at 07:29 PM Reply With Quote
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Just finished off adding Velcro to the rear straps, stops them flapping

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Could do with something like velcro on the wife's hair!





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NickMK

posted on 30/6/11 at 07:45 PM Reply With Quote
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Just finished off adding Velcro to the rear straps, stops them flapping

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Could do with something like velcro on the wife's hair!


I take it your wife doesn't read this website

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Humbug

posted on 2/7/11 at 04:28 PM Reply With Quote
Sorry - only just seen your repy to my question about a hoop, and it looks like you've solved the problem now.

Here is a link to my hood thread, and this is a pic with teh hood on:



The hoop is in three parts and fixes to the roll bar; originally I put some threaded bar into tapped holes. Later I put rivnuts in the roll bar, but you get the idea.

Simon

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NickMK

posted on 26/7/11 at 12:09 PM Reply With Quote
The half hood had its first real test a couple of weekends ago.

I drove down to North Devon in the pouring rain, 2 1/2 hour journey M4 then A361 and came out the other end 98% dry

The most impressive bit was that you don't get a single bit of spray coming in from behind and having no back means that there is plenty of ventilation so no steamy windows

The only water came in from under the Side Screens but have now put a fix in place.

Also I'm glad to see this post has been useful to others http://locostbuilders.co.uk/forum/4/viewthread.php?tid=158625 Great job Myke

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swanny

posted on 26/7/11 at 12:32 PM Reply With Quote
looks great.

as a possible alternative rear fixing we made a loop in the fabric and inserted some 5mm bar across the width of the roof. this was then pulled on by two straps and provides even tension evenly across the width.

paul






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