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Hood (convertible top) frame mounting information

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ksschmidt@smunet.net
Hood (convertible top) frame mounting information

I purchased an early 100-6 BN4 (Longbridge) that did not include a top frame. I bought a frame from Moss Motors. The frame has a bent rod on the bottom of the main bow on the driver's side that is to be retained within a rubber block when it is in the raised position. There is also a small hole drilled in both ends of the lower part of the main bow. Most likely (assumed) the point the frame is attached to the car. I have read in two restoration books that my type is attached to the car and is allowed to slide within the "slide" bolted to the car body. I do not see an extra hole in the slide for a mounting fastener other than a short Phillips head screw and round spacer on the end of each slide piece. Does anyone have a photo or information showing how the frame is mounted in the "slide", or if there is a small roller or spacer that is connected with a small bolt in the top frame that would be trapped within the slide? I also read that the rubber rod holder for the top mechanism is similar to what was used to retain the hood and boot rods. Moss does not offer a replacement rubber part. Does anyone have a name of someone who might have one? Thank you, Kirby Schmidt