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bretskyg@aol.com July 1st, 2011 03:52 PM

Tonneau Cover
 
Anyone out there know a source for a tonneau cover other than from Porsche. I had a great on for my Ferrari 355 Spyder made from rip stop fabric. It was less than $100 dollars but I do not remember where I got it from.

mikefocke July 9th, 2011 10:06 AM

Warning that to install one
 
you have to put holes in the body in order to attach the fasteners. Use anti-rust after drilling.

The Porsche ones are sometimes available unused from owners who have bought them and received the instructions for installation and had second thoughts.

Here is a typical thread on the subject http://forums.pelicanparts.com/boxst...over-sale.html

Tom M July 10th, 2011 05:15 AM

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As Mike said, it's not for the faint of heart but is definitely a DIY if you are up to it.

As I recall I paid $100 for my tonneau cover on a clearance sale and found the installation templates online. I used glue for the Velcro tabs and a leather hole punch to cut the canvas to install the snaps. The hardest part for me, at least emotionally, was drilling the middle catch i the dash as that was a "no going back" step.

davimack October 31st, 2015 09:27 AM

Tom, am just about to start installing my Tonneau cover! You mention that you used Velcro. Where abouts did you use it, please? Have the same fear of drilling my car. Any hints, please?!

RNajarian April 21st, 2016 09:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikefocke (Post 62548)
you have to put holes in the body in order to attach the fasteners. Use anti-rust after drilling.

The Porsche ones are sometimes available unused from owners who have bought them and received the instructions for installation and had second thoughts.

Here is a typical thread on the subject http://forums.pelicanparts.com/boxst...over-sale.html

Hahaha. Yea that was me, and EXACTLY as Mike described I had second thoughts drilling into my car and I didn't think I would like seeing the snaps on the car when the cover was not in place.

mikefocke April 24th, 2016 06:02 PM

I had one on at least one of my Alfa Spyders back in the '70s. I recall driving in the snow, top down, tonneau on and heater blowing enough to keep me warm. Obviously when I was young and foolish.

Can't say I've even seen one on any modern ragtop in the last few years.

CARiDcom June 23rd, 2016 04:47 AM

You can make on order at any local interior shop.

okinawa986 July 25th, 2016 09:48 AM

PORSCHE Boxster 986 SOFT TOP ROOF PROTECTOR HALF COVER - 1997 to 2002
 
http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/151795...2/s-l140/p.jpgThey may have what you seek...Price Dropped to $79+Shipping!

High recommendation from an experienced and discerning forum member. I just ordered one on the same recommendation.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/1517956...&ul_noapp=true

v/r
Mitchell


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