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

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 12:20 am
by Robsee
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.

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

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:27 pm
by Robsee
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

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

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

Go with the hood down :D

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

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

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

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

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:13 am
by Robsee
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" ;-)

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

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:15 am
by Robsee
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?

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

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:04 pm
by RoverRevival
Yes

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

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:58 pm
by Kriss707
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.

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

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:49 pm
by Robsee
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

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

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:39 pm
by Kriss707
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.

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

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:35 pm
by Robsee
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

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

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:56 pm
by RoverRevival

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

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:22 pm
by Kriss707