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Author Topic: Tonneau cover question  (Read 339 times)

Snigalfriz

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Tonneau cover question
« on: June 21, 2017, 12:03:36 PM »

Howdy folks,

Does anyone know how tonneau cover connects in the front by the windshield?

I can't quite make it out by the pics I have found.

I am having a custom cover built, but haven't decided is I will go with the under the windshield or over the windshield approach.
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SHOwn

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Re: Tonneau cover question
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2017, 12:21:19 PM »

Russ may still have tonneau covers, but I'd check with him if you haven't started with the custom made one (sounds $$$). Check out my post http://www.teamcapri.com/forum/index.php/topic,3488.msg127858.html#msg127858 for how to make stock style clips at the dash out of nylon straps and plastic snap clips from the fabric store. The stock metal clips are no longer available unless you happen upon a very rare junkyard find. The attachment point in he front is the 3 large headed dashboard screws that you'll see right at the base of the windshield. Don't take all three out at one time or the dash might move and be hard to get the screws back in. The stock clips had holes for those screws to hold them to the dash at those 3 points. Look at my pics on the post.
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Snigalfriz

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Re: Tonneau cover question
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2017, 02:07:17 AM »

Thanks SHOwn,

I figured those bolts would have something to do with anchoring the cover.

I have a friend that is an exceptional seamstress and wanted the challenge of making one if I came up with a "pattern".

So I am cutting a "pattern" out of a huge tarp and see what she can do with it.  I want unique "zip outs" and possibly an over the windshield version.
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1991 Mercury Capri 5-sp
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2003 Lincoln LS
2007 Saturn Outlook XE AWD
2014 Chevy Cruze LT

Snigalfriz

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Re: Tonneau cover question
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 02:13:03 AM »

I am going to try and get the pattern cut out tomorrow.
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My67falcon

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Re: Tonneau cover question
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2017, 10:19:45 PM »

Once the pattern is done and the cover is made you may be able to sell a few. I'd love to have one (I'm cheap though) as I'm always the only one in the car during my 150 mile daily commute. 
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Snigalfriz

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Re: Tonneau cover question
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2017, 12:02:46 AM »

My67falcon,

I will post what I come up with, and see what the interest is.
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Snigalfriz

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Re: Tonneau cover question
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2017, 01:40:34 PM »

My67falcon,

I have almost completed the pattern for the first version. 

I am adding some cosmetic changes for fit and finish and working on the mounting hardware (I want to do it a little different than from factory).
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Snigalfriz

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Re: Tonneau cover question
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2017, 10:03:26 AM »

Pattern is off to the seamstress.
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1991 Mercury Capri 5-sp
1992 Mercury Capri 5-sp swap
1999 Ford Contour SE 24v v6
2003 Lincoln LS
2007 Saturn Outlook XE AWD
2014 Chevy Cruze LT