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Hood material

Post by Doug G » Tue Oct 23, 2018 17:27

What is the best material for a hood?

Sunbrella treated with a waterproofer?

Cloth backed vinyl?

Other?
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Re: Hood material

Post by Doug G » Tue Oct 23, 2018 17:28

What were the original Australian Mini Moke hoods made of?
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Re: Hood material

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Tue Oct 23, 2018 17:40

Why don't you just put one word in each post Doug.......that'd help get your count up :roll:
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Re: Hood material

Post by Doug G » Tue Oct 23, 2018 17:54

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 17:40
Why don't you just put one word in each post Doug.......that'd help get your count up :roll:
Do you know what the original Australian Mini Moke hoods were made from?
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Re: Hood material

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Tue Oct 23, 2018 19:52

Yep...... I googled it !
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Re: Hood material

Post by Doug G » Tue Oct 23, 2018 20:49

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 19:52
Yep...... I googled it !
Your Google abilities are obviously far far superior to mine.

I doff my cap.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could be so kind to advise what it was and/or post a link to that site and thus share the information with the rest of us. :D
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Re: Hood material

Post by Tim » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:04

Most standard Mokes had black vinyl roofs. I expect the black vinyl was supplied by Nylex. They were a major Australian manufacturer of vinyl sheet materials etc, and they supplied the patterened vinyl that was used on Californians.

Nylex are no longer with us, but any reasonable quality black vinyl hooding material would probably do. The material used to make mine is normally used for covering ute and pick-up trays. There are a bunch of similar materials sold for marine upholstery or convertible hoods.

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Re: Hood material

Post by Doug G » Thu Oct 25, 2018 20:37

Thanks Tim.

I think that I would prefer to get white or a little off-white. :)
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Re: Hood material

Post by Tim » Fri Oct 26, 2018 0:11

Whatever floats your boat! I expect that if you started out with white, it would be off-white pretty soon.

Have a look at what options there are for marine upholstery and canopies, pretty much any of those materials would be fine.

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Re: Hood material

Post by Doug G » Thu Dec 20, 2018 15:33

Thanks.
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