Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?

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Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?

#1 Post by Robsee » Thu May 28, 2020 12:20 am

I live in Watford, the one in Hertfordshire so preferably someone nearby if possible or prepared to travel and fit. If I need to travel then so be it.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?

#2 Post by Robsee » Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:27 pm

Bump

My requirements are still the same can anyone help?

I've got a small tear on the periphery of the roof and I have had to patch up the rear window. Will these be an issue for the MOT test?

Thanks
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Re: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?

#3 Post by Kriss707 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:14 pm

The hood doesn't come into the MoT.

Go with the hood down :D

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Re: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?

#4 Post by RoverRevival » Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:42 pm

As above...*laughs*

I do have a company that supplies and fits new mohair but is £1k and Manchester based.
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Re: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?

#5 Post by Robsee » Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:13 am

Kriss707 wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:14 pm
The hood doesn't come into the MoT.

Go with the hood down :D
Thanks for your reply Kriss707.

Yes, I did think of that.... being very safety conscious in these "COVID times" ;-)
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Re: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?

#6 Post by Robsee » Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:15 am

RoverRevival wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:42 pm
As above...*laughs*

I do have a company that supplies and fits new mohair but is £1k and Manchester based.
Thanks for your reply.

Is that VAT inclusive?
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#7 Post by RoverRevival » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:04 pm

Yes
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Re: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?

#8 Post by Kriss707 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:58 pm

It's not that bad a job to do. It took me an afternoon to do mine.

https://ibb.co/K5wy85q

I understand not everyone would want to tackle it, for lots of reasons. I would happily do it again, or assist anyone doing it.

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Re: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?

#9 Post by Robsee » Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:49 pm

Kriss707 wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:58 pm
It's not that bad a job to do. It took me an afternoon to do mine.

https://ibb.co/K5wy85q

I understand not everyone would want to tackle it, for lots of reasons. I would happily do it again, or assist anyone doing it.
Thanks for the photo Chris, beautiful motor! That looks like a new hood and if so who supplied it, if you don't mind me asking? Thanks
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Re: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?

#10 Post by Kriss707 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:39 pm

Thank you, unfortunately I don't know who manufactured the hood as I bought it 2 years ago on Ebay for £70 from a guy who bought it & never fitted it. It took me 7 months to pluck up the courage to do the job *laughs*, but when I did it was easy enough. Going on the cars age (22) I'm assuming this is the cars 3rd hood, luckily whoever had replaced the original hood was forward thinking enough to use non-OE Stainless Steel screws & bolts. The lifetime of vinyl is 10-15 years depending on how well you treat it.

I did contact the guy after fitting it so I could put a recommendation on here for the company for other Cabbie owners.,but he could not remember. And unfortunately there were no manufacturer labels or stamps on it anywhere. If I knew I would recommend the company highly as it fits perfectly.

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Re: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?

#11 Post by Robsee » Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:35 pm

Thanks for your reply Chris.

In my research I found these suppliers of Rover hoods:

http://www.car-hood.co.uk/214216-cabriolet-h950-2

Specialist suppliers and fitters of Rover hoods

https://roverrevival.onlineweb.shop/

and these general suppliers and fitters of hoods including Rovers of course in various parts of the country (some may have already been mentioned on the forum):

http://www.car-hood.co.uk/214216-cabriolet-h950-2

http://autotrimmer.co.uk/

https://allhoodsltd.com/

http://www.cemoore.co.uk/convertible.php
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Re: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?

#12 Post by RoverRevival » Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:56 pm

Pastor @ Rover Revival NFP Garage
220 Coupe turbo K785OAT
218 VVC Cabriolet R220OVR
Mercedes C270 diesel P80CJM
620 SLI P267LOM HONDA
For Sale:
75 1.8 auto Connie 70k copperleaf
25 Streetwise 54k
620 SLI Honda 60k
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