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Xk140 hood frames

XK140 Hood Frames

The handbook shows the 140 OTS frame as apparently light grey, and maybe
the DHC as body colour (but not clear). Can any 140 owners confirm that
their cars are the same / different from these? There was a thread about
the hood clamps for 140 DHC recently.  Maybe someone already picked this
up, but the 140 handbook at page 16 has a good illustration of the two
outer clamps plus a grab thingo in the centre (instead of a centre clamp) -
like an inverted U bolt. Just for early
cars? - Regards, John Elmgreen

John, My 140 ots has grey hood frame. - Neville Laing

John: S811752 140 OTS, hood frame is light grey, looks "original" -
regards,  John Morgan

Can all DHC owners tell me whether the hood frames (soft top frames) for
their cars are body colour or something else?  My observations so far are
body colour, but of course ... - Regards, John Elmgreen

John, My '56 140 DHC (S818210) has grey paint on the hood frame. - Bob Hardison

Bob Hardison: Thanks for the reply re the 140 DHC hood frame.  What colour
was the car originally? - Regards, John Elmgreen

Grey paint on mine to start with. Now resrpayed body colour. - Brian Pel

John, my 150 DHC ( -60 ) has a black cant rail ( I guess that is what the
foremost leg of the frames is called ? ). Car is original maroon. It has
been restored, so I do not know if this colour is the original one, but it
looks old and worn... The frame is partly covered with black vinyl, while
the side facing the door window is painted black. Should it be vinyl, or is
it simply painted wood that is correct? The second leg of the frame is
covered with the same mtrl as the inside of the hood ( beige felt ). -
Regards, Claes G Boregard

John, the car was originally Carmen Red, Black top, Interior. It was
repainted by a PO white, then by another, back to Carmen. About 15 years
ago I painted it a Polyeurethane Signal Red.  Through all that painting, it
looks as if the hood frame was never painted, but the hood was burned of by
a careless PO with a cigarette. So.... - Bob Hardison

John, Our 150 #S837441 metal frame is body color, wood not painted. - Skip

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