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It looks really good.  I am just making one at the moment for my 2B and I think I will copy your idea of using the aluminium section at the rear.  I have had to put multiple straps on the back to keep the tension.

How do you manage to attach the press studs to the roof?  I use the tool supplied which you hit with a hammer but sometimes when I remove the roof the popper just rips off and stays attached to the car body.  If I look inside the popper the middle doesn't have that nice rolled look it looks like when Bugs Bunny puts a carrot in Elmer Fudd's shotgun.

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53 minutes ago, GCash said:

I use the tool supplied which you hit with a hammer 

Hit it harder 😁

Actually not joking - I had to put poppers in my roof (from SoftBits) and you do sometimes need to give it some welly to get a good rolled edge.

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I've never had an issue with the press studs coming detached. Maybe it's your studs. Normally I just get the ones from Hobbycraft but for this roof I bought these and they seem fine too. 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/47-Pcs-15mm-Stainless-Canvas-to-Screw-Press-Stud-Snap-Kit-Boat-Fitting-Fastener/333601793816?hash=item4dac376718:g:rwoAAOSwwO9d8GWI

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13 hours ago, MarkBzero said:

Hi @richyb66 

I have the awning rail, ordered the material and straps so far. Please can you let me know what thread did you used?

Thanks MarkB

I use this which is on a big bobbin but the seller does do smaller sizes. 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4500-MTRS-BLACK-40s-STRONG-BONDED-LEATHER-SAIL-NYLON-THREAD/382520607509?hash=item5910014315:g:oA4AAMXQdm5Q9SuY

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2 hours ago, richyb66 said:

I use this which is on a big bobbin but the seller does do smaller sizes. 

https://www.burtonpower.com/water-rail-retroford-ford-zetec-e-rwd-conversion-fz480.html

Hi Richy,

Hyperlink goes to burtonpower, can you please share the supplier details?

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