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Used Land Rover Soft Top Catchs
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About Soft Top Catchs
If a car has a soft top roof it needs to be protected against leakage of water to its interior. The way in which a soft top roof operates is that the roof folds into itself, either through being manually folded or by a mechanical process powered by an electric or hydraulic motor.
When the roof is lowered again there needs to be a mechanism that ensures that it is water tight. This task is fulfilled by the Land Roversoft top catch. Also known as a soft top clip, the Land Roversoft top catch secures the roof firmly in place. The pressure it applies in attaching the roof to the body of the car creates a water proof joint between the sets of rubber seals that are present on the car’s body and the soft top rails.
When the roof is to be raised, the Land Roversoft top catch needs to be disengaged to allow the operation to go ahead. If a Land Roversoft top catch is worn or broken it may not successfully achieve the task of keeping the roof water tight. To avoid water damage to the interior of the car and discomfort to its occupants, a defective Land Roversoft top catch should therefore be replaced as soon as possible.
Land Rover trivia
- The Queen loves Land Rovers and is reported to have owned as many as 30 different models in her life. It was in a Land Rover Defender that her majesty terrified the then Crown Prince Abdullah with her wild driving skills.
- The designer Charles S. King worked with Rolls Royce to design jet engines before going on to build the Range Rover. King would go onto building a car around those jet engines that then held the world land speed record, the first turbine-powered vehicle to do so.
- The Range Rover designer hated what he had made. Charles Spencer "Spen" King CBE, was focused solely on designing a large V8 engine, and then just drew a box around it to show where the engine would sit. It annoyed him for the rest of his life, and he insisted that he'd only put 0.1% of development time on the car shape. He also hated that they would be used for anything other than farming, saying, "...to use them in the school run, or even in towns and cities at all, is completely stupid."
- In 2012, Land Rover hired Posh Spice as their temporary creative director. Victoria Beckham was the key to the design of the Evoque Special edition. It came with a hand-finished matte paint job, mohair floor mats, and a matching four-piece luggage set.
- When the Pope was visiting the UK in 1984, Land Rover designed him a customised Popemobile to use in the country.