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Old July 1st, 2011, 03:52 PM   #1
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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.
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Old July 9th, 2011, 10:06 AM   #2
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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
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Old July 10th, 2011, 05:15 AM   #3
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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.
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Old October 31st, 2015, 09:27 AM   #4
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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?!
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Old April 21st, 2016, 09:11 AM   #5
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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.
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Old April 24th, 2016, 06:02 PM   #6
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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.
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 04:47 AM   #7
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You can make on order at any local interior shop.
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Old July 25th, 2016, 09:48 AM   #8
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PORSCHE Boxster 986 SOFT TOP ROOF PROTECTOR HALF COVER - 1997 to 2002

They 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.

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