Rover Cabriolet hood replacement done....Update

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Rover Cabriolet hood replacement done....Update

#1 Post by Roxy Rover » Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:33 am

Hi all few weeks back i asked about help swapping over my 216 cabbie hood and u were allso kind with ur advice and help so anyway i thought id bite the bullett and have a go so i took all the bits and bobs off and got help to lift the hood off and the replacement one back on.. putting some bits on like the 2 small rear window screws in etc bit of a faff but i did it i took mytime and did it ..just a couple if daft questions if i canjust ask tomorrow wanna s....do i grease the joints etc on the frame? And the bungie type pull cords the connect to the lining i cant seem to find exactly where they need to connect ontoas when i took the old hood off these where just frayed and not connected at all ive tucked them behind the window velcro the the one by either side of the rams same thing making sure they dont interfer with the moving up and down of the hood rams.
manythanks all any advice or pics always welcomed

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#2 Post by GTiJohn » Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:57 am

Well done! :clapping

A bit of grease never hurt anybody so why not!

The frame often gets a little twist in it if is put up or down manually by only one person, that's when the joints get additional loads, so take as much care as you can. Electrically operated hoods have the 2 rams and so avoid this problem.

The wires are tensioners for the inner hood so are not vital. If you have a choice of holes, start with the one that gives the cable the least tension. That way you won't just snap it as you erect the hood :sad
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#3 Post by GTiJohn » Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:01 am

Oh, and save the 2 small 'boomerang ' links at the main pivot before you discard the old frame.

You'll need them one day!

They are retained with tiny 'R' clips that are very easy to lose :laughing2
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#4 Post by Roxy Rover » Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:13 pm

John many many thanks mate

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#5 Post by Roxy Rover » Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:38 pm

Stupid question john but woulda good blast of WD40 along the joints etc be ok to do to?

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#6 Post by GTiJohn » Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:28 pm

I think a bit of lithium based grease would be best as it's water-proof. You can use it on door straps too.

Halfords sell it for about a fiver :)
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#7 Post by Roxy Rover » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:27 am

Many thanks john

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#8 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:14 pm

GTiJohn wrote:I think a bit of lithium based grease would be best as it's water-proof. You can use it on door straps too.

Halfords sell it for about a fiver :)
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