The roof looks much better since we attached the new seals and gas struts. Currently though, we only have one clamp (technical term: – an over-centre) holding the roof down.
Two clamps arrived from Protex today and I’ll hopefully be fitting these at the weekend. They’re much smaller than the one we already have (see comparison to CD case – my favourite CD currently – Dave Matthews solo album), but there isn’t a lot of tension for them to take. They’re exactly the same size as the over-centres on later VW Camper conversions such as the Devon Moonraker (c.1979). They are also padlockable, just in case a casual passer-by is feeling malicious enough to open up the roof, slit the canvas and climb in that way. There’s paranoia for you!