Two types of hood are available for the Land-Rover -
1. The soft hood is made from proofed canvas; it encloses the complete vehicle and, in conjunction with the doors and sidescreens, affords all-weather protection. (Fig. 39).
2. The hard top is robustly made from light alloy and may readily be fitted in place of the soft hood and hood-sticks. (Fig. 45). (Export vehicles only).

Both types of hood may be opened at the rear to facilitate loading the vehicle.

Select the two U-shaped tubular hood sticks. Slacken off the thumbscrews (C) below the sockets inside the rear corners of the body, insert the rear hood-stick (B) in the sockets and tighten the screws. Fit the front hood-stick (A) in a similar manner. (Fig. 41).

Next select the four thin cranked tubular stays which are fitted between the windscreen and hood-sticks. The two shorter stays (D) with thumbscrews at one end should be fitted between the windscreen and front hood-stick so that the cranks throw the stays outwards; at each end the slot slips down under the thumbscrew on the bracket. Fit the longer stays (E) in a similar way between the front and rear hood-sticks and tighten the four thumbscrews (F). (Fig. 41).

Place the hood over the hood-sticks and engage the front hood eyes (G) with the retainers on the outside of the top windscreen rail. Loop the hood straps under the front hood-stick, engage the hooks with the windscreen sockets (H) on the inside front of the windscreen (Fig. 42) and tighten.
Pull the rear hood straps (J) tight and attach to the staples on the rear of the body (Fig. 44).
Secure the side curtains to the front hood-stick, using the small straps (5) sewn to the curtain.
Push the side rope hooks (K) into their holes (Fig. 40), loop the side ropes (L) under the body side retainers (M), pull taut and attach to the rear rope hooks (N).
Pass the rear hood retaining ropes (P) through the holes in the rear curtain, lace them through holes in the rear hood retaining flaps (Q) (Fig. 44) and attach to the rear rope hooks.

Fig. 39. Soft hood fitted.
Fig. 40. Soft hood
Fig. 41. Hood sticks
Fig. 42. Front hood straps
Fig. 43. Soft hood (rear curtain lowered)
Fig. 44. Soft hood (rear curtain raised)

Attach the loop at one end of the rear curtain bottom rope (U) to the left-hand rear rope hook. Pass the rope round the hook on the left-hand side pocket, back under the tailboard retainers (W), round the hook on the right-hand side pocket and attach it to the right-hand rear rope hook.

Pass the rear curtain side flaps (M) through the side pockets (T), and secure to the hood by means of straps (Z) and buckles (BB).
If it is desired to raise the rear curtain, undo the rear curtain bottom rope and unstrap the side flaps. Fold the side flaps to the centre of the rear curtain, roll the curtain into three folds (Fig. 44) and hold in position by the curtain straps (X) and buckles (Y).

If fitted, remove the soft hood complete with straps and hood-sticks.
Place the hard top in position and secure through the hood sockets with the long bolts, nuts, plain and spring washers leave the nuts slack.
Secure the top to the rear body cappings with the short bolts, nuts, plain and spring washers leave the nuts slack.
Attach the front of the hard top to the windscreen at the front hood stay brackets with nuts, plain and spring washers. Adjust the fixings at these points so that the top seats firmly along the top of the windscreen.
Check the operation of the rear window, adjust the hard top as necessary and tighten all the securing bolts, ensuring that the top is pulled hard down on to the sealing rubbers.

Fig. 45. Hard top.
Provision is made for traflicators, which can either be fitted to order on a new vehicle or supplied later as extra equipment. (Fig. 46).
The operation switch, mounted on the windscreen panel, should be moved through about 450 in the direction of the proposed turn it must be returned by hand to the central "OFF" position when the turn has been completed.

Fig. 46. Trafficators.

B-Trafficator switch.
C-Governor control quadrant.

A vehicle interior heater can be supplied as extra equipment; it is mounted above and to the left of the gearbox cover and controlled by a rheostat switch on the dash.
Fig. 47. Vehicle heater.

Two shutters on the heater casing control the direction of the warm air from the unit.

Normally the heater delivers air warmed by contact with water circulated through the heater from the engine cooling system, but the fan may also be used to supply cool air, after cutting off the water supply by means of a tap fitted in the water circuit.

Seats to fit over the rear wheel arches can be supplied as extra equipment if required. The seats, each to take two persons, are of the bench type.
When not in use, the seats with cushions can be folded up to allow maximum storage space, a strap being provided to hold the seat base up against the back rest.
The seat cushions can also be removed, if desired, being held solely by tapes to the seat frame.

Fig. 48. Rear seat installation