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.
Yeah, it would be nice if you could get the hood into that tight roll
like it shows in the manual. Then it would only take up half the boot.
Thinking about it, I wonder if they used a much more supple vinyl on the
original hoods. I just inherited an original equipment tonneau from a '69
(it had shrunk too far to get over the "Abingdon pillow", but it reaches
to my snaps just fine), and the fabric backing is much heavier than the
10-year-old VB tonneau that just gave out, but the vinyl itself, although
ancient, is much more supple and pliable than the VB one was when new.
Meaning, instead of struggling to fold it into a rough square for
storage, I can easily roll it up into a tight tube. Now I want one of
those storage covers -- anyone got an old one they don't need? (ha ha)
Skye Poier had this to say:
>I'm thinking about searching out an early folding hood frame (the kind with
>the levers - not the later michelotti type) to replace the packaway frame
>I currently have on my '66.
>I was wondering what modifications need to be made to the hood, or if it
>can be used at all. Looking at Clausager, there seems to be some sort
>of fabric running front to back along the top of the inside of the hood.
>Someday, I will have room in the boot :)
>1966 MGB The MGB Experience __,__\__ Safety Fast!
>GHN3L-70307 http://www.mgb.bc.ca/ (_o____o_) MGOFR 1.375
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
looks particularly bad since some SUV clown backed into it.
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.