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TRock
November 22, 2017, 5:35pm Report to Moderator


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Hello All!

On my Herald there is a fairly large gap on both sides of the hood where it meets the rear quarter panel. The hood almost seems a bit short, and subsequently would let rain in (Pic 1,2).

I have made a (hopefully) temporary fix involving repurposed seals bonded to some rubber matting (Pic 3). This fix isn't pretty, makes it difficult to put the hood down and isn't going to last long.

I was wondering if anybody had ideas on how to fix the issue more permanently. Is there any way to adjust the hood? Could I maybe extend the hood so it makes a seal? Is it possible to purchase material? Due to a lack of funds buying a new hood isn't a possibility. I believe the current hood is a mohair material one.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

TRock



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November 22, 2017, 5:38pm Report to Moderator


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Nick Jones
November 22, 2017, 6:55pm Report to Moderator

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They do this.  The hood material shrinks.

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GT6 Mk3 Roto - project in progress
Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
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Mark Hammond
November 22, 2017, 8:42pm Report to Moderator

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Only drive it in good weather !

M.


Herald 1200 Saloon, owned (in the family) from new, Royal Blue/Black trim
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mpbarrett
November 22, 2017, 9:11pm Report to Moderator
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Nick is right they do shrink. How old is the hood?
Its not too difficult to fit a new hood, not sure where the best place is to buy a new one now (my last one was from Canley Classics and it fitted very well), you do need to get the frame right, check the joints etc before fitting the hood.
BUT best done in the summer or in a heated garage.

cheers
mike


"Little Red", 13/60 Herald convertible with 1500 engine and O/D, (1/2 2007 10CR, 1/2 2009 10CR and 1 RBRR). March 2013 Back from darkest Norfolk and now very shiny.... 2017 rust coming thru again
"Little Blue", 2.5L GT6 mk3, Didnt do the 2009 10CR as it refuses��to leave East Anglia. Didnt finish 2010 RBRR due to vibration for propshaft and very doggy ignition. Finished the 2011 10CR, getting ready for the 2013 10CR. Broke down up a 2650M mountain. Now with new owner.
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Back to the Herald (about to get Megasquirted), Jag XK8 and a campervan.
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TRock
November 22, 2017, 10:28pm Report to Moderator


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Thank you for your replies.

Nick - I see, I do believe the hood has been on the car for a fair while.

Unfortunately Mark that would be difficult, this is my only car!  

Thanks Mike, that ultimately will probably be the only real solution. It does have the odd small tear or rip I have repaired so would benefit from being replaced in that sense as well. I have heard good stuff about both Canley and Rimmers, but for the mean time I am going to make do with my current hood as the hoods do not come cheaply!

Tom
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Nick Jones
November 23, 2017, 1:09pm Report to Moderator

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I have seen hoods with extra material added there to extend their working life.

Something I'm going to have to think about too as mine, though not as bad as yours, is starting to gape on one side especially.  Disappointing as it's only 9 years old and is a "proper" one.......

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Nick Jones
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Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
GT6 Mk3 Roto - project in progress
Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
2.5 PI Saloon now EFI (PIe?), Engine rebuilt and running sweet.  Diff howling...... Survivor of HCR 2013 & 2014 Gone to live in Swansea

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TRock
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Quoted from Nick Jones
I have seen hoods with extra material added there to extend their working life.

Something I'm going to have to think about too as mine, though not as bad as yours, is starting to gape on one side especially.  Disappointing as it's only 9 years old and is a "proper" one.......

Nick


I think adding material will be the way to go. Any suggestions of where I can buy pieces of material? The hood is navy mohair.

That's a shame, I guess the weather takes it's toll. I don't know all that much about hoods, what is a "proper" one?

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Nick Jones
November 23, 2017, 4:52pm Report to Moderator

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Original pattern vinyl one from Trim Technology IIRC.  Fitted quite nicely when it first went on.  Too small now  

Suggest contacting vehicle trimmers / hood makers local to you and seeing if you can score offcuts.

Nick


Nick Jones
Somerset UK

Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
GT6 Mk3 Roto - project in progress
Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
2.5 PI Saloon now EFI (PIe?), Engine rebuilt and running sweet.  Diff howling...... Survivor of HCR 2013 & 2014 Gone to live in Swansea

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Casper
November 23, 2017, 6:00pm Report to Moderator


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Disappointing as it's only 9 years old and is a "proper" one..


Although mine has been on for a good few years I regard them as 'consumables'

£20 for good oil once or twice a year.  £150 for a hood every six or seven ?

C.


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Dion
November 23, 2017, 6:34pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Casper
Although mine has been on for a good few years I regard them as 'consumables'

Not to me! Each to their own. I try to keep the hood for as long as possible, I believe the hood on my TR4 is still the original and fits well. Have to say that it is up only once or twice per year as my car is not a daily driver, at least not when it is a rainy weather
Any pointers on how to see if it still is the original (I know it is at least 40 years old for sure)?



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63 - TR4, 66 - 2000 od LPG, 73 - Stag  
previous owner of: 69 - Herald 1200 Sal, 71 - 2000 od LPG, 75 - 2500 aut LPG inj
plus a couple of other classics
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garyf
November 27, 2017, 1:10pm Report to Moderator

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Have a look for writing on the rear screen or Quarter Lights?

On the Herald/Vitesse range there is writing stating Vybak Industries or something similar
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scotty71
December 3, 2017, 10:30pm Report to Moderator

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Give the hood a good wash and wax. Once it is more flexible, I would get a hairdryer and warm it up. This will allow the hood to stretch, and hopefully you can get it to fit.
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69vitesse
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The Herald convertible hood was a quick bodge by the factory and barely fit for purpose. The Herald was after all just an interim model designed on the very cheap and never meant to be built for more than a few years until they made something better.

As Dions picture shows, on the TR4, Triumph did it properly. The only way you will get a Herald hood to fit properly so it keeps water out is to modify the upturn on the deck and fit some positive location as per a TR. where the hood clips down to the windscreen top is no better either.
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