Hood and rear window - How to Replace.

Replied by David Aiketgate on topic How to replace your hood and rear window.

Posted 13 years 8 months ago #17141

Alex_MGF;17134 wrote: Hello CJJ,
Great anyway. About the rivets. The Abingdon Hood i bought it used from ebay.So i didn;t receive the appropiate rivets. Check it please when you can.
The good news is that this Hood ha already the holes, so it will be a little easier. I have some rivets left from last time changing the rear window screen of one friend,. Maybe they are the same size and i have the correct size to order more.

The rivets are the same size that you used to change the rear window.:yesnod:

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Posted 13 years 8 months ago #17165
There are 2 sizes. I will hunt them out and measure them.
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Replied by David Aiketgate on topic How to replace your hood and rear window.

Posted 13 years 8 months ago #17170

CJJ;17165 wrote: There are 2 sizes. I will hunt them out and measure them.

Ah my bad!

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Posted 13 years 8 months ago #17177
They are all 3.5mm rivets, but 2 are longer than the rest.
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Posted 13 years 8 months ago #17183
2 are about 20mm long and the rest are about 15mm long.
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Posted 13 years 8 months ago #17189
Also, it is best to use black rivets, as they are visible. Have a look here http://stores.ebay.co.uk/spalding-nut-and-bolt/_i.html?_fsub=308841619

I have used normal rivets as I was given the wrong ones (will colour them in later), but if you want to be a perfectionist use black.
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Replied by BlackFox on topic Re: Hood and rear window - How to Replace.

Posted 12 years 5 months ago #38408
Excellent how to! Had to use this since I replaced my roof and window as well. Would have been a lot harder if we only used the supplied instructions (which honestly are very limited).

We changed the roof with 2 though, which probably made some parts a lot easier. We also managed to completly save the old roof without cutting it, we could just peel everything away.

We also installed the window section last, this way we were sure we wouldn't damage it.
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Replied by talkingcars on topic How to replace your hood and rear window.

Posted 11 years 6 months ago #94861

cjj wrote: They are all 3.5mm rivets, but 2 are longer than the rest.


I can't find 3.5mm, only 3.2 or 4mm, which will be best?


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Replied by paulsmgf on topic How to replace your hood and rear window.

Posted 11 years 6 months ago #94866
it probably was 3.2 mm mate

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Replied by David Aiketgate on topic How to replace your hood and rear window.

Posted 11 years 6 months ago #94870
3.2 mm work OK. It's the length that's more important.

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Replied by Blow-in on topic How to replace your hood and rear window.

Posted 9 years 7 months ago #154033
Great how-to...thanks Clive/CJJ. It's nearly Christmas and Santa has a letter asking for a new hood - 'she' (!) tells me though that you don't get them on a sleigh so toughen-up.

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Posted 9 years 7 months ago #154036
I'm pretty sure that if it is the roof without the frame then it does fit on a sleigh. :yesnod:
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