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My Latest ‘Poverty’ Solution #640978
29/05/20 10:03 AM
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My solution for keeping one side of the bonnet open, by using a cord with a loop at either end, had been already reported.

However, my 4/4 also has an easy-up hood and owners of cars with this feature will know the risks of the rear section slamming shut, while accessing the luggage area.
Simple solution? Another length of cord looped at each end.
Loop one end around one of the hood locating pins, then the other loops around the side screen fixing screw, on the door!
Works a treat.

(For newer TM members, the ‘poverty’ reference goes back many years, when a past member of TM described my 4/4 Runabout as “the poverty model”
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Re: My Latest ‘Poverty’ Solution [Re: Budster] #640987
29/05/20 11:07 AM
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Good solution. I too am a big fan of the hooped cord approach. When leaving the car overnight parked outside, I use a length of 4mm shock cord run longitudinally from rear rack to front bumper under the storm cover. Makes a mini tent effect and ensures water is shed off rather than making a nice big pond on top of the tonneau cover.


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Re: My Latest ‘Poverty’ Solution [Re: Hamwich] #640998
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Originally Posted by Hamwich
Good solution. I too am a big fan of the hooped cord approach. When leaving the car overnight parked outside, I use a length of 4mm shock cord run longitudinally from rear rack to front bumper under the storm cover. Makes a mini tent effect and ensures water is shed off rather than making a nice big pond on top of the tonneau cover.


That’s a great idea

cheers


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Re: My Latest ‘Poverty’ Solution [Re: Hamwich] #641005
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Originally Posted by Hamwich
Good solution. I too am a big fan of the hooped cord approach. When leaving the car overnight parked outside, I use a length of 4mm shock cord run longitudinally from rear rack to front bumper under the storm cover. Makes a mini tent effect and ensures water is shed off rather than making a nice big pond on top of the tonneau cover.



Top Tip Tim. thumbs


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Re: My Latest ‘Poverty’ Solution [Re: Budster] #641012
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A short length of Bamboo nicked from SWMBO's garden stash does the business a short piece of Neoprene over each end for safety and one end in the spigot hole and the other neatly props up the back of the hood!


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Re: My Latest ‘Poverty’ Solution [Re: Budster] #641024
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I use a bit of tubing. That works too.


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Re: My Latest ‘Poverty’ Solution [Re: Budster] #641028
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Brolley for mine, a bugger when its raining though umbrella


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