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Hood replacement #603158
11/11/19 04:36 PM
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Packing up at the NEC yesterday and putting the hood up I noticed two tears on the seams of my Everflex hood. I had just bought some Renovo stuff to seal the stitching as there had been various drips through a few seams. Copious applications of Gorilla tape (always in the toolkit) got me home & dry and will do as a temporary lash-up - but I think that come Spring I shall get a new hood (birthday in March seems like a good excuse). Now the question comes - do I replace with Everflex or mohair (or anything else) and does anyone know of a good place to go - preferably within travelling distance of Derby as I would probably have to leave the Mog with them. Being of Yorkshire persuasion, I want a good job doing but not at extortionate rate. All advice welcome. The hood is Trad 9 stud fixing on a 2010 4/4 sport & I do not want to convert to easy-up. All comments/advice welcome.


2010 4/4 sport - le mans green
Re: Hood replacement [Re: PhilRoyle] #603160
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I’ve heard very good things about the trimmer at Allon White


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Re: Hood replacement [Re: PhilRoyle] #603162
11/11/19 04:48 PM
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I used Allon Whites & stayed with everflex. Check the website as they have their usual deal to drop labour costs from now till March. Hence my Avitar of car plus new roof & the beast from the east.


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Re: Hood replacement [Re: Stewart S] #603163
11/11/19 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Stewart S
I’ve heard very good things about the trimmer at Allon White


+1 vote for AW from me, & don't forget Phil, 'the quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten'


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Re: Hood replacement [Re: PhilRoyle] #603164
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They also do great heated seats


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Re: Hood replacement [Re: PhilRoyle] #603177
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I would try Covers and Canvas at Tarporley Cheshire, you could probably leave the original hood with Nick and he would make an exact copy in your choice of material.

I know it may appear a distance away but it’s only about an hour from Derby CW69NH.

I had a new zip put in my tourno last month and a new rear window in my hood.

I would recommend him 07402041165


Mark
Re: Hood replacement [Re: PhilRoyle] #603190
11/11/19 08:01 PM
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Shaun at Allon White persuaded me to stay with Everflex when we had the easy-up conversion done on our old car. He cited ease of keeping it clean among other things.

Another vote for Allon White.

You may be able to get them to make the hood and then fit it to the car in a day if you ask nicely - worth an ask. If they will do this, book it in when their courtesy car is available. AW are in east reach of both Bletchley Park and The Shuttleworth Collection.


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Re: Hood replacement [Re: PhilRoyle] #603225
12/11/19 07:47 AM
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I've always had everflex hoods until the mohair one on my current 4/4 which is the best hood I've had, being extremely easy to put up and down.

It might be worth contacting some of the dealerships - BHM and Williams spring to mind, as I know both have had s/h everflex hoods for sale which would be a saving on the cost of a new one. I replaced the everflex hood on my black 1992 4/4 with two s/h ones over the course of ownership and the fit was fine.

Last edited by paulmog; 12/11/19 07:48 AM.

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Re: Hood replacement [Re: PhilRoyle] #603232
12/11/19 09:06 AM
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AW did my hood in a day


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Re: Hood replacement [Re: PhilRoyle] #603280
12/11/19 04:08 PM
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Devon
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Admittedly it was 5 or 6 years ago, but the factory fitted my new hood.
I booked it through my local dealer (Berrybrook)
Fitted in a day, excellent work and competitively priced. (Also, a free tour included in the price)

I was tempted by Allon White’s, but the far easier journey from my home to the factory, proved the decider.


Bud
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