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« on: November 30, 2021, 07:05:12 PM »

Hi.
When refurbishing a hood frame for a Spyder, has anyone replaced the torsion springs on the latches which clip to the rollover section of the roof?
There are two springs to each latch.
The springs on the latches I have are rusted and the legs have disappeared from them and therefore no torsion.
It looks like I would need to grind the end of the pins to get them out and make new pins with new springs fitted if I can find the right size springs.

Also is there any way of avoiding the ends of the rivets falling into the bow when you drill the rivets to remove the straps to then have the bow painted.
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2021, 10:35:40 PM »

Hi Clifford

If you post a photo I may have some spare ones which will save you the effort?

Peter
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2021, 02:49:00 PM »

That would be brilliant Peter.
Let me figure out how to get some photos up and will do that.
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2021, 05:40:08 PM »

Here you go Peter.
Springs circled.
Cheers. C


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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2021, 05:41:17 PM »

Pic from the other sides


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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2021, 07:21:55 PM »

Hi Clifford

I will hunt out my spares.

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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2021, 07:47:13 PM »

Much appreciated Peter
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2021, 12:56:46 PM »

Hi Clifford

I have 2 of these which are tatty, but work with good springs. They need a clean and some paint, but will be fine.

These are for the targa to top of the windscreen, not to the roll over hoop btw.

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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2021, 01:10:10 PM »

Hi Peter. Thank you. Let me check the springs on my targa and will get back to you.
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2021, 04:23:15 PM »

Hi Clifford

The targa to roll hoop latches do not have springs.

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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2021, 06:08:18 PM »

I have sent you a private message Peter.
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2021, 03:44:45 PM »

Hi Clifford

The Spyder hood clips have a stepped down tongue which is different to the Targa ones. I spent an age getting and prepping a good pair of these including leather repair kit for the leather surfacing and JB Weld to fix cracking pads and of course sand blasting and painting. I literally cannot find my left over bits currently or I would have replied. If I find spare bits to the Hood Frame I will let you know.

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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2021, 04:01:33 PM »

Hi Eric

Good point, the latches which Clifford has shown are the front Targa ones, 2 of which I am sending him. As you say the rear hood ones are different as are the rear targa ones.

I do have some spare ones of these others in case required....

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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2021, 04:06:09 PM »

Thank you for your input Eric. I would be surprised if you hadn't addressed some of these issues in your activities at some point.
Have you ever replaced the torsion springs on the latches? Alternatively do they stand a chance of surviving sand blasting?
I hope good progress is still being made on the Spyder
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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2021, 04:15:48 PM »

Hi Clifford

I just checked on my spare rear hood latches and they do not have any springs on them. These are from a pre facelift, so maybe the later cars had modified latches?

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« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2021, 08:23:25 AM »

Hi Clifford

Yes they survived sand blasting OK. I had to Tank tape mask the leather of course. I remember pushing the roll pins out of some to make up a best set so maybe that will help you to use what Peter can supply.

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« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2021, 10:08:31 AM »

Thank you for that information Eric. Always useful to have eyes wide open. The leather is shot on the frame I have and so I am going to have a go at making some new leather "pulls" from some bridle leather I have ordered from "fleabay"... Been watching too many episodes of "The Repair Shop" 😊
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