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New hood for buggy

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on: August 23, 2019, 08:55:03 PM

Hi all,

Still looking for someone to make me a full canvas roof.
Does anyone know or had experience of any hood manufacturers in the northish of England.
Peter 1953, how far around our way have you looked. I know there’s a few Newcastle way, don’t know if their any good.
Thanks,
Paul


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Reply #1 on: August 24, 2019, 05:13:40 PM
Hi Paul.... Bilnded by something strange and yellow in the sky.....


I have tried all local and many far away people and get quotes in the £2000 region   ;D  I cannot tell if this is a common strategy to put you off. I am even finding local boatyards reluctant to discuss this... something that never happened in the past. I want a decent job and am prepared to pay within reason. One of the lands on the forum had the place Dave mentions fit his hood and some back end cushioning made for I think he said in the region of £800\£900 which is in my opinion one of the fairest prices I have heard of. The Buggy was black and the hood a blackcurrantish colour and I thought it the best looking hood I have seen. I do appreciate how far this is away from you. 



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Reply #2 on: August 24, 2019, 05:29:43 PM

Thanks for responding. Yes, distance is a challenge. As you know a motorway is at least an hour away for us. Sometimes a good think, we’re a pretty quiet area.
As you say price isn’t the real issue. Only want one hood, made properly.
Will keep the search going.
Best,
Paul


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Reply #3 on: August 25, 2019, 07:54:16 AM
Paul...have a bit of patience, or maybe a lot needed in my case.  When I get through iva I will think up a way to get us both down south and back. 


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Reply #4 on: August 25, 2019, 02:20:54 PM

I at well hold you to that :P


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Reply #5 on: August 27, 2019, 11:51:14 AM
He is about 15 miles form me, but if anyone does come down, let me know and I will come over to say hi

Kettle is always on here too  ;)
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Reply #6 on: August 27, 2019, 04:08:19 PM
Kettle is always on here too
 
Dave... this is literally all the persuasion I need...    ;-)up


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Reply #7 on: August 27, 2019, 10:05:43 PM

And here. Mind you our water tastes different to most  ;-)up


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Reply #8 on: August 28, 2019, 07:33:55 AM

And here. Mind you our water tastes different to most  ;-)up

Yes it does.... Still radioactive from the leak at Windscale   ;D


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Reply #9 on: August 28, 2019, 07:39:09 AM

And here. Mind you our water tastes different to most  ;-)up

Yes it does.... Still radioactive from the leak at Windscale   ;D


Well if coming this way, bring some with you as I bet it tastes far better than the soft water yuk we have down here for the tourists   bleugh

Thats the only thing I miss about moving here from Stevenage all those years ago  -  Hard water 
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Reply #10 on: August 28, 2019, 07:52:59 AM
There is no doubt dave that, especially in a cup of tea or locally brewed beer, there is an immense difference between that made with hard water and that made with soft water.


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Reply #11 on: August 28, 2019, 11:18:11 PM
A friend of mine ordered a Trekker/Thing hood from a breaker in California, he went to pick it up from the UPS depot in Manchester Airport, they'd sent him a second hand bonnet... ;D ;D ;D...true!!!
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Reply #12 on: August 29, 2019, 01:13:36 AM

That’s class  ;-)(-;


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Reply #13 on: August 29, 2019, 08:12:47 AM
 ;D ;D
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Reply #14 on: August 29, 2019, 01:44:08 PM
That will be one expensive bonnet then