Author Topic: Mk1 Golf Cab - How To Replace Hood Outer Skin 18/01/2011  (Read 15874 times)

Offline chalky white

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Re: Mk1 Golf Cab - How To Replace Hood Outer Skin 18/01/2011
« Reply #10 on: 03 January 2013, 17:33 »
There is no need to undo the headliner under the parcel shelf supports these have no connection with the hood at all.
Side Tension cables, the early ones are 106cm and the later 94- 95cm. Approx. Early cars have the tension spring on the front frame sections instead of the rear frame sections.
Also before you replace the hood at the front put sealant in the front edge pocket that goes over the front header frame.
After renewing the foam gasket seals, at the front side ones apply some silicone sealer around the front screw hole both sides, refit seal retainer and screw down, next apply further sealant around the screw hole and further back into the tray about 2-3 inches before refitting the seal. Otherwise your more likely to get the dripping handles syndrome.

also make sure you have a relief cut, where the rear cable comes into the car body, this relieves the bunching effect around the tonneau cover trims. Open up the corner sections slightly on the rear tension cable channel so that the excess material plus the boot tabs will sit further back into the channel. Failure can lead to the rear cable popping out of the channel in the centre, when the hood is operated. Make sure you get a sleeved Cable also.


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Re: Mk1 Golf Cab - How To Replace Hood Outer Skin 18/01/2011
« Reply #11 on: 03 January 2013, 17:41 »
Thanks for the update.  :wink: