Hood cover for my cabriolet

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Village Idiots
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Hood cover for my cabriolet

Post by Village Idiots » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:35 am

Does anybody know if hood covers (for when the hood is down) are available for early Golf cabriolets (A1 chassis, like our Sciroccos) as I believe the hood on Mk2 Bieber cabriolets is the same.



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Re: Hood cover for my cabriolet

Post by mr.brown » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:57 am

Tonneau cover is what you need to search for. They pop up on ebay from time to time - there are three listed at the moment but they look like all late ones.

The best place to ask would be over on the Mk1 Golf Parts For Sale group on Facebook or the mk1 Golf owners club forum.



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Re: Hood cover for my cabriolet

Post by mark1gls » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:02 pm

There is a few types of tonneau covers for the Mk1 Golf cabriolet, very early cars up to 1984 ish had a different cover as the roof sits higher when folded down, I’ve also seen different fixings on the last of the cars compared to my 1988 car.

My 1988 Cabriolet tonneau covers have 2 hooks on the back which slot into the roof tabs near the boot, 2 hooks on elastic to fit near the C pillar, 2 Velcro tabs to tuck underneath the parcel shelf and 2 press studs on the side of the roof/car.

You may need to look if you have any fixings on the Mk2 Scirocco.


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Re: Hood cover for my cabriolet

Post by Village Idiots » Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:36 am

Mark,
Thanks for that, there are 3 on e-bay, as Mr Brown says, but risking a couple of hundred pounds on one that might not fit is a risk I don't want to take!
Are you planning to go to the club meet in summer? If you are maybe you could search me out and share some more of your esoteric knowledge of things convertible. I'll have the cabriolet there.



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Re: Hood cover for my cabriolet

Post by mark1gls » Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:23 pm

Im possibly going the national meet and possibly in my Mk1 Golf cabriolet just not 100% sure what’s happening yet.


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Mk1 88 Golf GTi cabriolet 1.8 DX. Daily drive.
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