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#1 New Hood

Post by tim wood » Mon Jun 13, 2022 12:30 pm

I’m going to get a new hood for my series 1.5 - will be the mohair type.

I’m thinking of buying from one of the 2 main suppliers - BAS or Aldridge.

BAS seem cheaper but I’ve had great service from Aldridge.
Any view s re using either? It will be supply only.

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Tim
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Series 1 2+2 when the kids were small now sold.
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#2 Re: New Hood

Post by christopher storey » Mon Jun 13, 2022 2:02 pm

I have not used Aldridge so I cannot comment on them. I have used BAS on several occasions for different bits of re-trimming and have found both their service and their quality to be excellent

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#3 Re: New Hood

Post by Gfhug » Mon Jun 13, 2022 7:02 pm

Tim fwiw a friend had his hood trimmed by Aldridge and was very complementary about their work, they fitted it to the car, making sure it fitted correctly to the screen and door windows, etc.
I’ve no words against BAS as they have been very good in supplying things for me, but not needed a hood yet.

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#4 Re: New Hood

Post by Simonpfhc » Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:35 pm

Hi Tim,

Unfortunately I can’t help you with your choice; I’ve only ever used BAS and found them great.

However, I also plan to fit a new hood on my S1.5 so would be extremely interested to see how you get on. I hope you plan on posting lots of progress pics :geek:
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#5 Re: New Hood

Post by tim wood » Sat Jun 18, 2022 9:45 am

Thought that I would update on this.
Responses here seemed to show that either would be a good choice (BAS or Aldridge). So I went with Aldridge because they have given good service and advice in the past having done my seats and console. Cost was similar between the 2.

It’s about a 2 week lead time which allows me to get the frame repainted. Then I need to find someone to fit it.
Anyone have a recommendation for a good trimmer in Bedfordshire?

Tim
Series 1 FHC purchased 40 years ago. Courted my wife in it.
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#6 Re: New Hood

Post by rswaffie » Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:06 am

Don’t Aldridge do fitting?
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#7 Re: New Hood

Post by tim wood » Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:19 am

Yes, they will do but it’s a 90 mile trip each way. So I don’t really fancy that without any hood. Especially as much of it is motorway.
Undoubtedly they would do a fine job though.
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#8 Re: New Hood

Post by rswaffie » Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:28 am

How far are you from Moss Jaguar - Angus may be able to oblige?
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#9 Re: New Hood

Post by Gfhug » Sat Jun 18, 2022 5:30 pm

Tim, it’s only one way of 90 without a hood, the other would be with hood, up or down as weather dictates :wink:
Nothing against Angus, but Aldridge would really be able to make sure it truly is made to measure to minimise any future frustrations with leaks, draughts, etc.
Just a thought.

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#10 Re: New Hood

Post by tim wood » Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:02 pm

Geoff ; ummmm - good thought !
Series 1 FHC purchased 40 years ago. Courted my wife in it.
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#11 Re: New Hood

Post by Philk » Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:48 am

I had my hood done by GB Classic Trim at Nuneaton. They were excellent and not only repainted the frame but got everything perfectly aligned prior to the hood going in place (which was made to measure). I would definitely go the route of getting it fitted professionally. That also meant (on my S1 3.8) that the lead shot bag was correctly sewn into position to the right design.
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