I have recently purchased a half-hood from Sevens and Classics for my S3 with track-day roll-bar and could do with some advice on how to attach the straps to the car.
The fitting of the hood itself is obviously very straightforward but as this is a retro-fit to my kit-build I wondered if those with experience with these hoods (or those that had the option included when purchasing a complete car from Caterham) could let me know how / where the half-hood straps secure to the car itself.
There are four straps, two that line-up and fit down the rear-ward roll-bar elements - these I have wrapped around the full-hood bars and seem to pull the hood nicely in this direction - is this the correct way to fit these straps? (see pic below - apologies, I can't get he image to display the right way round....). It does mean I will have to undo them completely if I want to transfer between the half-hood and full-hood at any time?
The main question though is with the small straps that secure the rear quarters of the hood to the car down the sides. The straps on the hood I received seem very short and it doesn't seem obvious, at this length how they can reach any form of securing point on the car. These straps also contain an eyelet at the end. The only potential place I can see for attaching these to the car is to undo the small bolt connecting the full-hood frame to the chassis, inserting the strap between the hood-bar and the chassis (using the eyelet) and re-fixing the frame with the securing bolt. Is this correct or is there an alternative / better way?
Any help / advice would be appreciated (apologies for the images being the wrong way round - no apparent way of rotating them).