101" Forward Control Hood.
We still have the original patterns for this vehicle and this ensures you get the correct hood for your Land Rover.
Our skilled staff understand exactly what is required and ensure that all our hoods are made with care and attention to detail.
Quality Canvas Canvas is the new benchmark set by Exmoor Trim when using a 100% natural cotton fibre. Canvas has many pitfalls and by using modern manufacturing techniques and proofing we have reproduced the original colour, greatly reduced shrinkage and retained all the crucial features that all our customers have come to expect from an Exmoor Trim hood.
1. A tighter weave giving superior rain proofing and durability.
2. Accurate colour matching to original colours with archived canvas samples.
3. Vat dyed ensuring the colour has penetrated all the way through the cotton canvas.
4. Improved colourfast rating. Ensuring that the natural UV fading takes longer to occur especially in hot climates.
5. Cold water shrinkage of the natural cotton fibre greatly reduced.
Warp being - 2.5% Weft being - 1.0%(warp and weft is the direction of the weave strands). Standard canvas being about 3.5% on the warp and 3% on the weft.
PLEASE READ CANVAS CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
Cotton canvas hoods have been a standard feature on Land Rovers since they first appeared in 1948. It is a hardwearing and durable material, but requires proper care to get the best results.
Canvas is a traditional product made from 100% natural cotton fibre. It is dyed to add colour and then treated to provide protection against rot, fungus and UV damage.
The canvas weave is designed to allow a certain amount of shrinkage along the length of a roll, approximately 2%
Shrinkage is a natural and unavoidable characteristic of canvas. You will notice on first fitting, your hood it appears a little baggy. As the hood shrinks it will settle to the shape of your vehicle to create a snug fit. However, if the hood the hood tension is not correctly maintained it will continue to shrink to the point it will no longer fit properly.
Following a few simple steps will ensure your hood fits correctly for many years.
Keeping a hood correctly tensioned is extremely important. Tension is applied to the hood using webbing straps and ropes. Starting from the front, the hood is secured above the windscreen. The front set of roof straps can be pulled tight around the front support hoop. Then, moving to the back of the vehicle, the rear curtain is secured in place and tensioned with the straps that come down to the body capping. The final step is to position the side curtains and tighten the ropes along the bottom edge.
Wetting the hood and allowing it to naturally dry, will cause the hood to shrink and conform to the shape of you vehicle. If possible this should be done a few times when the hood is new.
Ensuring the hood is correctly tensioned before it dries is extremely important, especially in the first four weeks.
If tension is not kept on these panels, especially when the hood is wet, the hood will creep forward. It is very difficult once a hood has been allowed to shrink to tension it back again. Try not to keep the hood sides and rear curtains rolled up at night when the hood will get damp or leave the rear curtain rolled up when it’s raining. If the hood does get wet with the side rolled up, try to get it tied back down and tensioned before it dries.
Allowing the hood to dry out with the sides rolled up is a classic problem and many owners are surprised how quickly this shrinkage can occur.
Ensuring the main hood straps are kept tensioned, especially when new, will greatly reduce problems at a later date. When you buy any new hood keep the tension on for at least the 1st four weeks! Then follow the simple rules of tensioning your hood when wet.
To ensure the longevity of your hood, we recommend applying a coat of canvas proofer such as Nikwax or Fabsil every 6 to 12 months.
Canvas should be cleaned by hand with warm water and soft brush or cloth. Do not be tempted to pressure wash you hood.