No, the flaps in the hood material are supposed to be glued or stitched to
it. As an aside I found the bow always took up a position behind the seam
rather than underneath it, which didn't look right. So I got some nylon
braided cord and tied the rear (loose) bow to the middle one at either end,
now that pulls it into the correct position automatically without the flaps
having to be attached.
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> Does the bow that attaches to the vinyl/canvas just above the rear window
> to be detached before folding down?