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Re: S1 hood [Re: Viper] #659122
28/08/20 07:49 PM
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Might be worth a word with this guy, summersupholstery.co.uk, after 43 years at MMC there can’t be much he doesn’t know about Morgan trimming.


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Re: S1 hood [Re: KevinMcR] #659262
29/08/20 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by KevinMcR
From the email I had the pertinent section is as follows

"....We can make new hoods for the Aeros but I’m afraid that the original glass cannot be re-used and replacements are not available. The problem is that the glass was originally prebonded into a section of mohair hooding material which was then used in the construction of the complete hood. It is not possible to cut out the old glass and rebond it into new Mohair – it’s a specialist job requiring specialist equipment and the company (BAS) who did the job originally for Morgan have no interest in remaking these sections of the hood........."


May be worth a direct call to BAS, they were very helpful to me when I needed to buy some Mohair direct, the chap certainly knew of MMC when we chatted & said they had cut off links to them as unhappy with some factory trading ethics


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Re: S1 hood [Re: Viper] #659322
30/08/20 08:24 AM
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I had a new hood fitted at the factory but they couldn't fit a glass window, still have the glass one and hoped to have it refitted. If anyone finds someone who can fit it please let me know.

Re: S1 hood [Re: t50] #659364
30/08/20 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by t50
I had a new hood fitted at the factory but they couldn't fit a glass window, still have the glass one and hoped to have it refitted. If anyone finds someone who can fit it please let me know.


I don’t get why the glass can’t be refitted.

Is the glass bonded to the frame/hood or the rubber surround it sits in?

I’m worried that I’ll have forgo my glass window for the sake of half decent weatherproofing


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Re: S1 hood [Re: Viper] #659652
01/09/20 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Viper
Originally Posted by t50
I had a new hood fitted at the factory but they couldn't fit a glass window, still have the glass one and hoped to have it refitted. If anyone finds someone who can fit it please let me know.


I don’t get why the glass can’t be refitted.

Is the glass bonded to the frame/hood or the rubber surround it sits in?

I’m worried that I’ll have forgo my glass window for the sake of half decent weatherproofing


I missed Shaun on friday, he had left when I got there!
I will pop in this afternoon and have a chat with him cheers


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Re: S1 hood [Re: Viper] #659722
01/09/20 04:29 PM
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So I spoke to Shaun today, appears to have been some confusion which he has straightened out.

So he said the information pertaining to BAS is correct (mostly) but its only applicable to MK1.5 hoods onwards, (i.e. Pram style with glass).
The earlier gangster roof with the glass can be re-used. cheers


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Re: S1 hood [Re: NickCW] #659726
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Originally Posted by NickCW
So I spoke to Shaun today, appears to have been some confusion which he has straightened out.

So he said the information pertaining to BAS is correct (mostly) but its only applicable to MK1.5 hoods onwards, (i.e. Pram style with glass).
The earlier gangster roof with the glass can be re-used. cheers


- that is good news (for some of us at any rate innocent)

Did he give any indication of approximate prices Nick ?

James


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Re: S1 hood [Re: Viper] #659730
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I bought some bits off BAS at the Goodwood revival about 5yrs ago and he mentioned they had a couple of series1 roofs left after their fall out with the factory in black if I remember correctly. They also did work for Newton motors because my brand new four seater was sent there to remedy a dealer cock up. Well worth a ring.
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Re: S1 hood [Re: James B W] #659858
02/09/20 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by James B W
Originally Posted by NickCW
So I spoke to Shaun today, appears to have been some confusion which he has straightened out.

So he said the information pertaining to BAS is correct (mostly) but its only applicable to MK1.5 hoods onwards, (i.e. Pram style with glass).
The earlier gangster roof with the glass can be re-used. cheers


- that is good news (for some of us at any rate innocent)

Did he give any indication of approximate prices Nick ?

James


James,

He didn't.. although from experience I reckon it will be a couple of thousand from previous conversations.
Their website does list prices https://allonwhite.co.uk/morgan-car-interiors-trimming but I cannot see Aero 8 listed oddly!

Best bet is to give them a call or I can ask for you when I pop in later to pickup some samples?


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Re: S1 hood [Re: Viper] #659946
02/09/20 07:11 PM
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My quote from them was £1525 including the VAT but with a plastic window so bet that was for the pram style hood if that's what they thought they were doing. Not sure if gangster style with glass window would be cheaper or more expensive.

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