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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 17-06-2013, 13:36 Thread Starter
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anyone got a cure for this?

apart from what he's doing:-)
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Anti locking straps available on EBay, about 12 I think.
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Anti locking straps available on EBay, about 12 I think.
brilliant,your a star:-)
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Cheaper from MGFMania I think, I've been using them for months now and no worries
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Cheaper from MGFMania I think, I've been using them for months now and no worries
Yep, 10.00 posted.

Doddle to fit (a few seconds per side) and very effective!

Edit: Just seen ebay advert is MGFMania! Perhaps you get them cheaper if you PM Peter through .Org?
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Yep, 10.00 posted.

Doddle to fit (a few seconds per side) and very effective!

Edit: Just seen ebay advert is MGFMania! Perhaps you get them cheaper if you PM Peter through .Org?
That's what I did in fact, very good service too. Price may have gone up of course......
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MGFMania straps 10.00 including postage to .org members (or buy them off eBay 12.00 + 2.25 postage!) to order pay info@mgfmania.co.uk by PayPal or call 07778 149632 to order and pay by credit/debit card

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I just fitted mine works a treat. However i had the Mgrover 1's and they don't have velcro you need pop the end through a wee clasp and slot in a pin. My fingers were in tatters by the end! Worth it though.
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i am one of the few.. i guess, that can open the hood inside, and the either stay inside the car and make it go down or stand outside and make it go down..

but hey a tenner paid in case you forget how to do it... i should start a business....

someone already has?

damn... such is life...

thinks... "can i get the costing down to a fiver" nah.. not enough profit... its a declining market..

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Don't knock it, the straps cost 15 each ten years ago. Although most early TF's got theirs fitted for free in a MGR recall.
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a door without a door handle... might just need pushing open... or you could just stand in front of it.. and pay someone 15 to fit a door handle... then.. push it..


knock knock?
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apart from what he's doing:-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmTT46kwxIA

Now don't take this the wrong way. But the guy in that video has deceptively good looks. In a masculine kinda way.

Even if I do say so myself.


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i am one of the few.. i guess, that can open the hood inside, and the either stay inside the car and make it go down or stand outside and make it go down..

but hey a tenner paid in case you forget how to do it... i should start a business....

someone already has?

damn... such is life...

thinks... "can i get the costing down to a fiver" nah.. not enough profit... its a declining market..
But your paying for the convenience of being able to throw the roof back at traffic lights , junctions etc without having to clat about pulling the bar
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i am one of the few.. i guess, that can open the hood inside, and the either stay inside the car and make it go down or stand outside and make it go down..

Glass rear screen Incony? But can you pull the hood up from inside the car? That would be a plus when it starts to rain....
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i am one of the few.. i guess, that can open the hood inside, and the either stay inside the car and make it go down or stand outside and make it go down..

but hey a tenner paid in case you forget how to do it... i should start a business....

someone already has?

damn... such is life...

thinks... "can i get the costing down to a fiver" nah.. not enough profit... its a declining market..
I'm looking forward to you ordering a NEW HOOD when it gets nipped in the frame...that's the ORIGINAL reason MG Rover fitted the straps...they are bad for our HOOD business...lol
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But can you pull the hood up from inside the car? That would be a plus when it starts to rain....
That's easier than putting it down, especially if you have a glass rear screen. I bought one off Peter (MGFMania) in the end. It made life just that little bit easier.

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