Rover 216 Cabriolet – New Hood Time!

Lydia and Brian have welcomed in our Rover 216 Cabriolet for a new hood to be fitted. The hood comprises of an outer layer, middle section and roof lining which will all be replaced as part of the project.

So far, the front section of the hood cover and headliner have been removed, as well as the rear roof metal sections and padded inner lining.

Alvis Headlining Complete

Our charming 1940 Alvis headlining has now been completed after a wholesome team effort from our trim shop technicians.

The final part was finished by gluing in a rear calico flap over the rear frame bar and applying calico flaps around the roof bars. Next, Brian stapled the next calico flap onto the roof bar and stapled it onto the wooden section of the roof bar and finished it by undoing the roof straps to allow headliner to stretch to the front bar. Brian then pulled the headliner tight and stapled it down to the front roof bar. He then fitted the straps over the top of the headliner and trimmed off any excess material. Finally all the pieces were stapled back down over the roof bars. rear quarter panels and wooden rear bars.

The hood is now looking good as new.