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Hoods galore

Discussion in 'GadgetZ, GismoZ and Bling' started by Hammers, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Hammers

    Hammers Dedicated Member
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    Hi has anybody had any work done by hoods galore . Thinking of having my back window done by them :coolsteer)
     
  2. GazHyde

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    Do you mean these people http://www.hoodsgaloreuk.co.uk/?

    Not heard of them personally. Is it just the rear screen you are looking at changing, in which case you could by a OEM original and fit it yourself. It's a bit fiddly and needs two pairs of hands, but it's been done by many already.

    Gary
     
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    As Gary has said this is doable from a DIY point of view and I have indeed done it myself, if you want to check out the link below I did a little writeup which may influence your decision as the whether or not to do it yourself or not. ;)

    http://zroadster.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=742
     
  4. Hammers

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    Thanks a lot chaps will let you know what I decide :coolsteer)
     
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    Here is Another Link to a really detailed PDF document link, looks perfectly do-able with a little bit of help. :D
     
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    I am going to do mine in the summer when it is hotter weather

    but compared to the oem one this looks ok

    has anybody tried this one?

    clicky photo
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    That's the one that has a cloth overlapping bead rather then a plastic one which I am not sure about tbh. Might be ok but like me you may have to suck it and see.
     
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    I did mine in Croydon. They charged me 150 pounds for two hour job.

    A very nice job!

    Cant remember website address but you should be able to google.
     
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    Thanks mate will have a look :coolsteer)
     
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    Thats it! soft tops. I paid back in 2006 for £125.00 still mine is good condition so worth giving him a call.
     
  12. Hammers

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    Hi booked for tomorrow to have the back window done at hoods galore let you know how I get on :coolsteer)
     
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    Yes i will interested on how you get on
    as it not far from me
    and how good a job they did
     
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    Hi ray just got back very good job looks great . Would recommend them to you :coolsteer)
     
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    It is compulsory to post piccies of your P & J as soon as you get chance :D
     
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    Did they fit a completely new part or did they re-use your old zipper and 'U' channel by stitching a new plastic window section into it before zipping back in?

    Mine needs doing but I want a new 'U' channel as mine is all scuffed and dull.
     
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