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Finally these straps (pic) were not attached to anything if anyone knows what they attach to (a pic would be nice) I would be very gratefull.

job done...............

Alan - the straps are for holding down the roof when it is lowered - they hook over part of the frame of the roof when it's stowed in the tonneau. Personally I never use 'em.

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Up to now neither have I Thanks very much for the reply
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Re: Replacement Hood "How to"

For people wanting to attempt this - I re-fitted my hood yesterday. It took me ...wait for it... 10.5 hours! I wasn't rushing (clearly!), and none of the work is particularly difficult, but it does take time. And it started raining 10 mins before I finished - it was an exciting time, I tell you!

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1. One of the most time consuming parts is refitting the metal rails at the front and at the back. The instructions I had told me to glue the hood in place all the way along the front and the back with contact glue, which ends up covering the holes for the metail rails. Using a pin to locate the holes by pricking repeatedly until it goes through will help a lot on this case.

2. Be extra careful when putting the rubber seals back in place. Use lots of silicone lubricant to help get them on, and make sure they are properly aligned before pushing them onto the rails. I sliced one of my roof rubbers :-(

3. Using some string to hold the hood up while working on the back seal is a god save!

I think if I was doing it again I could get it down to about 4 hours.... but hopefully the mohair will last quite a while so I won't have to do this again soon.
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Nice one

I'm not so sure about glueing the roof in place as it will be more difficult to adjust when it starts to stretch.
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Have you taken the car out in the rain yet ?? Any water problems ?
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Been out all day in the pi$$ing rain and it's bone dry

Also got the powerflow exhaust fitted today although I think it sticks out too much about 2" so will take it back tomorrow for some minor mods.
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you must have spent loads on your B !!??!!

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yep

Car............................................... ...........1600
bodywork.......................................... .........600
bumper............................................ ..........377
Roof.............................................. ............220
exhaust........................................... ..........300
MOT............................................... ............40
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Not 2 bad as you now have a clean B :-)

Car 5,300
Wind stop 100
Service and Veriator Jan 2005 350
Alloy Wheels 220
sold old Barchetta wheels -200
Rear bearings 75
Plastic cover drivers side 25
Front pipe exhaust 130
Hard top 450
floor mats x 2 60
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Remote key fobs and relay 52
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Central locking and Elec mirrors 240
Front Black Diamand Brakes 95
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Brake fluid 5.01 18
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InsuranceNov2006-2007 640
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Service Jan 2006 249
2 Year tax 320
2x MOT Jan 2006 90
Replacment back P6000 42
Leather gear and handbrake gators 33
2x Front tyers 120
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Sony MP3 CD head unit 100
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Mohair softtop 495
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Now that is a lot of money !! I could have got a new one for that :-)
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Yep see is that, but as I drive her most days I cant do that much more, when I get a my work motor, I will stop using her for work runs and I will take her to the next level, like to do an engine swap.

I need to fix the heater matrix so the dash has to come out at some point so hope to fit aircon at the same time :-(

I am still on the look out for a crashed B with aircon.

This week my Dad got hold of the original Fiat speaker box for me, so thats going in this week :-) I have been after one for ages.
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Can anyone answer this? Been wondering about mine since I got it!

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Finally these straps (pic) were not attached to anything if anyone knows what they attach to (a pic would be nice) I would be very gratefull.

job done...............

BTW I waited till the roof was fixed before threading the cable through and it took over an hour with lots n lots of swearing in between.
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It was answered in the thread, it's to clip onto the roof when it's folded down to stop it jumping up n down when moving
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Oops, missed that, cheers Alan.
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