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Post Re: making a boat/acrylic canvas hood
I love threads like this, doing something yourself instead of buying something off the shelf. Brilliant.

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May 28th, 2013, 11:26 pm
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Saurus having looked at the photo of the rear window gain, I realised it's the powder coated frame I thought was a band :-) Please do write up the corrections and dimensions etc, as I for one will find them very useful. The hood you've done looks fine to me all I need now is to decide whether to go for gray of burgundy...


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banjo wrote:
all I need now is to decide whether to go for gray of burgundy...

Thats a no brainer!
If you choose gray you will always be wondering what it would have looked like in burgundy.
The world needs more colour, especially the UK!

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May 30th, 2013, 3:54 am
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Russell wrote:
I love threads like this, doing something yourself instead of buying something off the shelf. Brilliant.


yes "Im doing this" - "ok do it"-"there i did it! and pictures"

beats those 4 page waffleathon about stupid crap with everyone putting in "i met a man down the pub who says that in 1978 there was a man with hiccoughs in the production line and my D*lly had the idle screw one turn out - perhaps thats why your un used, poorly maintaned POS wont run right on its one annual trip to the MOT station, only a thought?" "yes on the outboard motor for a sherman tank there was a brass screw on the side of the carb i had them made from billet stainless because i like HOTRODS who wants one - whaddaya mean a well maintaned carb will run perfectly well without modification i once had a motorbike you know and it didnt leak oil if i didnt run it so you cant tell me nothin!"

:lol: thats better thank you for indulging me

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May 30th, 2013, 8:12 am
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If so, I'll make a drawing with all necessary corrections to dimensions, folding places. etc., so that you can make yours as good as I wish I'd done mine.


Add 10mm each side
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sits much nicer over the rails on the roof- Ill look out my template and double check your dimensions when your ready.

( and did you get glue on the carpet?)

2cv gold, threads like this

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May 30th, 2013, 8:30 am
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That is neat I had already decided to measure across the rails to ensure the fit is right.This is not going to get done until I'm back in the UK in October. As for my decision about the colour it has to be burgundy.....The only thing that concerns me is the fitting of the rubber bungee cords I guess I will discover how this is done :-)


May 30th, 2013, 12:38 pm
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Ok, here's my template - after corrections. I used plenty of paper tape, to separate areas with glue, also from the outside/underneath to protect from glue dripping over and getting between the canvas and floor. Thanks to this it came out very clean, without any glue stains.
The green lines are where the metal bars should rest when glued/wrapped. You'll figure it out. Take care to assemble/wrap them the right way around (maybe take pics when stripping the old one).
As for the bungee cords, there are metal hooks that clamp around them and attach to the frame. My advice now would be to start with wrapping part of the rear bar, attach cords, glue the rest of the bottom edge. Then glue the length of the side channels with bungee cords inside and do the front bar as the last part. If you have new bungee cords, leave them too long, sticking out, and tension/cut/attach the front hooks as the very last part of the assembly.


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Post Re: making a boat/acrylic canvas hood
I helped a friend with making one a few years back that ended up a tad short, we ended up trimming down the bar above the rear window to make it fit. Otherwise fitting the rear window again was the only difficult bit.

We were fortunate to have been given a few completely shagged roofs to try and scavenge suitable bungees and a front bar from, the bungees don't seem to age well and we struggled to find a front bar with enough substance left to be useful.


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Hi and thank you for posting your hood pattern, as I am a complete 2CV novice I do have some questions about the window. Do you put the seal on the window then install the window with seal in the frame? And just out of curiosity do you have patterns for the seat covers. Thanks Dean


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Great stuff Saurus....

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