RE: Hood and hood frame patterns.
My GD has the aforementioned method of fixing the soft-top. Essentially the mountings are a type of rivnut made in aluminium that the soft top bolts onto. (The top has a moulded glassfibre base attached to it). The whole system is very water & draught proof. However the downside is that complete installation takes a while. IMHO its more like a hardtop that you can put in the boot for convenience & if I'm out & theres a chance of rain, I take a coat & the tonneau or put the hood on first. I suppose its 'horses for courses' as we say. Sorry there's no pictures but I hope this helps
(It'll only be a 5 minute job)
Richard (-the one with 2 mad Wheaten Terriers)
GD 302 RV8