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« on: January 10, 2017, 10:20:42 PM »

Hi all.
Just trying to refit the hood on my 81 Spyder. It's a while since I removed it, and so far, everything seems to have gone back ok.
Apart from:
There are two straps that connect to a small sub-frame, that gets pulled into position when the hood is up. On mine, these straps are connected to the top section of the hood, and are riveted to this sub-frame. They are about 30cm long, have 2 holes towards the bottom (like a belt) then not connected to anything else. They're not long enough to reach the 'parcel shelf' region. I'm fairly sure that there was another part of this strap, that was a bit like a belt buckle, and came from the lower part of the hood frame where it meets the car. I don't have this other part for either side, and I can't see where or how such a piece would connect. Does anyone have a picture or information on how these straps attach?

Many thanks.
Justin.
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 11:41:25 PM »

You are correct, there should be straps attached to the bottom and buckles to attach to the top strap.

Do not have a complete one to photo at present, hopefully someone else will oblige...

Peter
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 11:11:27 AM »

Are these any help.  As this was fitted nearly 25 years ago,  and I'm 85,  can't remember how I did it ! ! !


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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 12:05:27 PM »

Hi

That looks like what I would expect!

Peter
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 05:33:24 PM »

Yes - that's very helpful. Thanks for taking those pics.
I found one of the buckle ends in the glove box, but it looks to be much shorter than the ones in the pictures.
Thanks again.
Justin.
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2017, 10:45:15 PM »

Taken the hood back off tonight, to try and see where the lower belts would have been fixed. Couldn't see any trace of whereand how they were fixed, so I guess they were probably sewn in when the hood was made. Retro-fitting to original looks like it would be fairly difficult, so I'm going to have to come up with another solution. Bummer.
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2017, 08:48:54 AM »

The buckles were pop riveted to the frame at the base from memory.

Eric
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2017, 01:00:47 PM »

I'm sure Eric is correct.  From an even worse memory,  I think I used small bolts and nuts in original holes.
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