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Lotti the Hoople

Postby Jamie N » Fri 30.11.2018, 19:17

I really wasn't too sure about these, didn't really have much appeal for me but I found these in the big yard and bolted them in, now I'm
thinking maybe they look alright . Hood goes up and down with them ok. Pretty simple to fit, I bolted them to the B pillar below the seat belt
mechanism, adjustable up and down ,they are actually very rigidly fitted, and they are one piece with a joining bar lower down between them,
probably not a lot of use in a roll over though but who knows, not planning on testing them!. :D

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Re: Lotti the Hoople

Postby Steve A » Fri 30.11.2018, 21:04

Hmmmm interesting, tell us more :poke:
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Re: Lotti the Hoople

Postby sideways » Sat 01.12.2018, 02:33

Unfind them and unbolt them.
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Re: Lotti the Hoople

Postby par » Sat 01.12.2018, 12:59

Looks a lot nicer than the windbreak fitted to my car and I bet it doesn't flap around at speed as much either!
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Re: Lotti the Hoople

Postby Kipperozzy » Sat 01.12.2018, 15:54

Hi Jamie, they look good, what was the donor vehicle ?
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Re: Lotti the Hoople

Postby Rambo » Sat 01.12.2018, 20:13

Now Jamie looking sweet though he dresses like a queen
He can kick like a mule
It's a real mean team
We can love
Oh we can love
And my brother's back at home
With his Beatles and his Stones
We never got if off on that revolution stuff
What a drag
Too many snags
Well I drunk a lot of wine
And I'm feeling fine
Gonna race some car to bed :burnout:
Is this hoops all around
Or is it in my head
Oh brother you guessed I'm a dude

Great work dude :smt023
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Re: Lotti the Hoople

Postby HJ2 » Sat 01.12.2018, 20:26

Stay off the brewski's for now Rambo! :lol:
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Re: Lotti the Hoople

Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 01.12.2018, 21:33

Roll away the stoned?
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Re: Lotti the Hoople

Postby Rambo » Sat 01.12.2018, 22:22

HJ2 wrote:Stay off the brewski's for now Rambo! :lol:


Too late Henk. I had a few bevvies before the Barbarians vs Argentina rugby match, a few bevvies during and a few bevvies after :beer:

But I think I suffered from the after effects of passive vaping :smt033

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Re: Lotti the Hoople

Postby Saltire » Sat 01.12.2018, 23:32

Rambo wrote:
HJ2 wrote:Stay off the brewski's for now Rambo! :lol:


Too late Henk. I had a few bevvies before the Barbarians vs Argentina rugby match, a few bevvies during and a few bevvies after :beer:


Only a few? I needed an intravenous supply, given the score with 15 minutes to go :lol:
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Re: Lotti the Hoople

Postby sideways » Sun 02.12.2018, 02:44

GeoffSmith wrote:Roll away the stoned?


Let he who is without stones cast the first,

Hang on, need more research on this...
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Re: Lotti the Hoople

Postby Jamie N » Sun 02.12.2018, 12:33

These ones I got were on an MX5, 1995 onwards. There are tons of hoops on ebay for MX5's but I cant specifically see these ones, similar
but not exact. These ones I believe are genuine OEM Mazda ones which have a removable mesh wind blocker. Brushed aluminium.

Remember they are style hoops and not roll over protection. ;-)

For anyone interested they can be fitted very simply and fairly rigid provided you can make up two U shaped pieces from flatbar 30mm x 5mm,
on which you drill two holes, one bolts to the hoops, and the other end of the U bracket is clamped with the existing bolt that holds the hood
frame near the top of the B post. Once again the good news is you don't have to make any modification to the car whatsoever, so they can
be removed with no evidence they had ever been fitted, apart from maybe a picture on the Internet, which some people will love, and some
will loathe, but who cares what others think, its your car and you can do what you want to it :-D .

I must admit though I was sceptical about them until I actually fitted them, everyone that has seen them for real has agreed they look
pretty good. And price wise... sweetie money!, I bet you paid more for your bottle of plonk Rambo :cheers: .

The complete hoops look like this...
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Re: Lotti the Hoople

Postby Rambo » Sun 02.12.2018, 18:10

Looks like they'll fit your sofa too Jamie :twisted:
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Re: Lotti the Hoople

Postby Jamie N » Sun 02.12.2018, 18:23

Or put a wee curve on them, wire mesh it, and use as a fire guard, way to go :P .
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Re: Lotti the Hoople

Postby GeoffSmith » Sun 02.12.2018, 22:07

Alternatively, maybe this is the next Clan McElan gr-hoop buy…

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Re: Lotti the Hoople

Postby rip » Mon 03.12.2018, 11:29

The hoops look nice but in reaction to this comment:

Jamie N wrote:probably not a lot of use in a roll over though but who knows, not planning on testing them!. :D



I doubt any one of us plans to test our roll hoops.
We fitted them in the belief that they will offer protection should the worst happen. G UK's first Elan was thrown into a kerb at about 70mph by a burst tyre which caused it to roll through a field.
It may not be a tyre which fails. A suspension component could give way. Even well inspected things could get missed & F1 cars have been known to suffer failures with brand new components.

I don't plan to fall off my bike but, in addition to a helmet, I also consider gloves & glasses to be essential protection so never ride without them.
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Re: Lotti the Hoople

Postby Jamie N » Mon 03.12.2018, 14:44

Jamie N wrote:Remember they are style hoops and not roll over protection. ;-)


Unequivocally haven't referred or implied to them as being any form of safety component whatsoever folks, to the extent of not even using the term 'roll hoops'
at any time in reference to the item in question, to avoid any confusion I will state once again as per the comment above... These are style hoops, and most certainly not fitted in the belief they will offer any form of roll over protection. :cheers:
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