Mini survey - RV8 replacement hoods
What measurements do I take?
There are five measurementsto take - three across the hood and a diagonal across each side window.

Measuring the front, middle and rear hoops ensuring the tape measure rests directly on top of the frame line as shown and is be kept taught. The measurement is taken to the door glass edge on each side of the car. (Photo: Mike Lane)


Diagonal dimension across the side window between the centre of the lower side press-stud and the top corner of the screen frame on each side of the car. (Photo: Mike Lane)

Initial measurements on three RV8s



Read the serial number on the hood frame
RV8 hood mini survey
Help Mike Lane compile information which will identify the chassis number or VIN change point for the new pattern of hood frame. By publishing that change point for fellow RV8 members they will be able to check which pattern of hood frame they are likely to have and then hopefully avoid the time wasting frustrations Mike has experienced. Why not get out your tape measure and do it now. Full details of what measurements you need to take are provided alongside.

What measurements do I take?
There are five measurements to take - three across the hood and a diagonal across each side window. Print off a form so you write down the measurements and details you need when you take your tape measure and a ballpen out to the car! The "Car No." is the VIN on your Vehicle Registration Document or plate on the car.
Measurements form

Online mini survey form
Our online mini survey form is very simple to complete and will only take a minute.
Online mini survey form

Mini survey results
They will be updated online as members' data comes in.
Mini survey results

Where can I read the two workshop notes on this replacement hoods difficulty?

Replacing an RV8 hood
Mike Lane (Oxford Blue 0855) from Andover Hampshire recently had a number of new hoods fitted. Here he highlights a problem - there are two types of hood frame!
RV8NOTE262


More on replacement RV8 hoods
Mike Lane (Oxford Blue 0855) from Andover recently had a number of replacement hoods fitted and found discrepancies. RV8NOTE268


Contacting Mike Lane
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