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Easy-Up Hood stay #613970
25/01/20 07:37 PM
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Of interest may be a straightforward aluminium strut and locating peg I have fabricated to keep the Easy-Up hood in the up position while loading the parcel shelf or undertaking maintenance beneath. Utilises existing tapped holes for the hood frame. Strut rotates rearwards to permit the hood to close.

Materials: 6mm and 10mm thick aluminium sheet, stainless bolts from Screwfix, threadlock and washers.
Tools required: hacksaw, drills, abrasive paper and polish.

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Chris
2015 Plus4
Re: Easy-Up Hood stay [Re: Themorganeer] #613976
25/01/20 08:54 PM
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Looks great!

And I' m intested about a DIYcopy (some construction details or plan -or a graphic) my own use. May be I use the wrong words, sorry about it.

René

Re: Easy-Up Hood stay [Re: Themorganeer] #613977
25/01/20 08:56 PM
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Very nice job, well done!


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Re: Easy-Up Hood stay [Re: Themorganeer] #613979
25/01/20 09:04 PM
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Great job Chris and well done for posting the photo!


Rob

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Re: Easy-Up Hood stay [Re: Themorganeer] #613988
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Rob
Many thanks for the pic posting advice!


Chris
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Re: Easy-Up Hood stay [Re: Themorganeer] #614065
26/01/20 03:22 PM
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[quote= to keep the Easy-Up hood in the up position while loading the parcel shelf or undertaking maintenance beneath

quote]

That is what 'Er-indoors is for I believe. swmbo

Last edited by Felix42; 26/01/20 03:23 PM.

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Re: Easy-Up Hood stay [Re: Themorganeer] #614072
26/01/20 04:36 PM
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Looks very well made, thanks for sharing the picture.


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Re: Easy-Up Hood stay [Re: Themorganeer] #614224
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Chris, clever stuff, I may have a go at one

At the moment, I just use a length of 21mm plastic overflow pipe with a bit of rubber hose as end protectors


Jon M
Re: Easy-Up Hood stay [Re: Themorganeer] #614232
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Jon

PM me your email for my dimensioned drawing.


Chris
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Re: Easy-Up Hood stay [Re: Themorganeer] #614274
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Nice workmanship. Don’t wish to be critical but would it be improved if it was more of a latching mechanism? I say this because when I use my simple home made prop with the hood folded, , several times I have nudged it with my elbow whilst getting luggage out and the whole hood then rotates forward with some gusto, and flops into the front seats.


Doug

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