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Re: packaway to folding conv

To: Max Heim <>
Subject: Re: packaway to folding conv
From: Skye Poier <>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 15:18:56 -0700
Word on the street is that Max Heim said:
> Hmmm, I think I read somewhere that "the hood is completely different and 
> not interchangeable" or words to that effect. For one thing, I can't see 
> how your packaway hood would attach to the rear cowling (it can't fold up 
> while attached to all those "lift-the-dot" fasteners, at any rate). But 
> then, I've never had the folding type to deal with, so I don't know what 
> kind of arrangement it has.

The folding hood as I understand it is very similar to the packaway; you
still have to attach the rear bar to the tonneau panel, do all the lift
the dots, etc.  You still have to roll it up to put it away, its just
that the frame and the roll are behind the seats instead of in the
trunk.  Might save 1 or 2 minutes.

The consensus seems to be that the early type of folding frame is not
one of England's finest creations, and not only that but the top for
it (which is different) is hard to source.  I'll stick with the packaway
frame.  If anyone really hates the packaway, go for the later type of
folding frame with the zip out rear window.  Nice feature, but less

Besides, when I get my tools and spares organized, and I convert to bolt
on wheels (I'm going to use one of those half size spare wheels from
a Datsun in the boot), I should have a decent amount of space.  Hey at
least I don't have an MGA! ;)


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