Reply To: Help with a problem gap between hood and side window on XJ-SC Cabriolet

Laurence Jones

    Hi Peter

    It would be good if you could let us see some photos – if you can’t load them up then just email them to me Membership@xjs………

    I am not aware of any cables in the Cabriolet hood – the XJS Convertible yes, but not the Cabriolet’s. When the top of the hood is engaged properly with the T-Bar and fully clicked home then both sides should be tight to the rubber seals along the frame that retains the rear side windows.

    If this isn’t happening then possibly the caterlever assembly may be assembled incorrectly – just a guess.

    I’ve taken a couple of photos.

    Photo 1097

    This white piece should sit firmly against the window frame of the rear side windows.

    Photo 1098

    This shows the catch, either side of the car, that the bar at the top of the hood should engage with. If you don’t have these slotted in on each side I doubt you’d be able to get the top of the hood to engage with the two targa catches, so I’m guessing you’ve not got a problem here.

    Photo 1090

    Bit difficult to see in this photo, but this is what it should like within the car when the hood is fully closed and locked in place. No gap here between the hood itself and the window frame of the rear side window.

    Anyone, as Alan said, please let us have a couple of photos and we’ll try and help