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    Hood video

    Ok, bare with me.... pretty new to all of this...I’ve read all / most on the forum about folding hood up / down etc been ok ish so far but struggled today....is there a more conclusive video anywhere other than this one... http://youtu.be/WyKoRddKcDE
    as I can’t find one anywhere .....and i’ve read and read again the official soft top operation
    thanks in advance

    #2
    some people shut the back of the hood down and then push down on the top of the screen fixings and then close the handles, not the way it says but works for me and I have seen others do it this way

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      #3

      some people shut the back of the hood down and then push down on the top of the screen fixings and then close the handles, not the way it says but works for me and I have seen others do it this way
      That's also the way I do it.
      SteveD 1972 Mk1.5

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        #4
        I've seen this video before and it said he was going to post one of him putting the hood down, which is a trickier affair and must be done more carefully to avoid any damage to either the frame or soft top material.

        As with Phil and Steve I also find it much better to open the front catches first before lowering the hood because my hood is so taut that I cannot release the rear catch when the hood is under tension. When closing the hood I click the rear catch in first and then fasten the windscreen catches last, which is actually the opposite of the instructions on the sun visor. I also prefer to zip out the rear screen before folding the hood down which means there's less chance of it being creased up inside the hood stowage area

        Richard

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          #5
          What happened to the time required to unzip/zip-up the rear screen?
          If you can't say something nice, don't say it !

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            #6
            that can add a good 10-15 minutes

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              #7
              Originally posted by Phil S View Post
              that can add a good 10-15 minutes
              Especially if you've got luggage on the back seat!

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                #8
                and a draught screen fitted, and in a rush because it's just started tipping down

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                  #9
                  I use lip salve on the rear window zip and it works well especially on the difficult bits, the corners.
                  Steve.
                  SteveD 1972 Mk1.5

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                    #10
                    I find that if I put the hood up always when in the garage, and over winter then the hood keeps its size and is far easier to put up /down.

                    I put up as the video.

                    Alan

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by barkerwilliams View Post
                      I find that if I put the hood up always when in the garage, and over winter then the hood keeps its size and is far easier to put up /down.

                      I put up as the video.

                      Alan
                      Iv'e done that this year Alan and found the hood as settled into a better shape, have had a dehumidifier running intermittently over winter and the interior feels nice and cosey
                      Chris TV8 O/D Carmine, Scirocco TDI 180 R Line

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                        #12
                        I find it works for me to bring the car out of the garage and leave it in the sun for half an hour before dropping the hood. The sun warms everything up and makes it more pliable and there's less risk of doing anything to the rear window

                        Richard

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                          #13
                          The sun? What's that?
                          If you can't say something nice, don't say it !

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                            #14
                            Chris Spain regularly emphasises the importance of keeping all the hinges and pivots lubricated. I've done it and it makes a huge difference.
                            Brian
                            Brian

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by dasadrew View Post
                              The sun? What's that?
                              We've seen quite a bit in the last few days. I've been busy in the garden, weeding, planting spuds and washing down the greenhouse as well as car cleaning. I'm not allowed to drive the car so have been working up a thirst instead.

                              Richard

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