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@rob the elder is this what you have?

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For the same money one can get a canopy carport and for double the money a metal carport.
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For the same money one can get a canopy carport and for double the money a metal carport.
Carports are not particularly portable.

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Correct.

But it protects your car 99% of the time and in order to get that 99% protection you do not have to install a carcover each time you park your car at starbucks to get a black coffee. :-)
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I'm thinking this one might be a bit more protective ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIT1NjPLkyE
If I came home drunk and saw that in my neighbors driveway, I would prolly shoot it, thinking it was a creature from those B movies I usually watch.
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On a serious note. Sorry Al about the damage. We got that same weather system up here in okie land, but it was al pea size..
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If I came home drunk and saw that in my neighbors driveway, I would prolly shoot it, thinking it was a creature from those B movies I usually watch.

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But it protects your car 99% of the time and in order to get that 99% protection you do not have to install a carcover each time you park your car at starbucks to get a black coffee. :-)
In the case of this thread, it seems that the car was not at home when the storm arrived, and when it is at home it has a garage to live in.

I agree that I would not put it on the car a every stop, but I would consider carrying it during storm season so that I had it available if a storm blew in.

There were storms in the long-range forecast prior to the 2017 NASSAM, and I know that several people brought these covers with them in case the weather got really bad.

Seeing the damage to that car is really depressing. I hope the repairs are successful.

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So back to the Sol ... looks like I'll be needing some new rear light housings. Anyone have a pair for sale?
I already posted these last week, so they may be gone. $65 each, Downey, CA. Avoid CL scams, buy locally.
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lg...849757929.html

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I already posted these last week, so they may be gone. $65, Downey, CA. Avoid CL scams, buy locally.
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lg...849757929.html
$65 for a pair?! I wonder what's wrong with them.

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$65 for a pair?! I wonder what's wrong with them.
The ad says $65 each, but still pretty cheap. Maybe they just want them gone.

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In the case of this thread, it seems that the car was not at home when the storm arrived, and when it is at home it has a garage to live in.
Agreed. We usually treat ours as a "fair weather" car but sometimes, particularly on a road trip, you get caught. The worst we had was visiting family across the state and on our way home, in the rain, the tiny little village we used to live in was completely closed off due to an active shooter situation. The only detour was through about 8 miles of soaking wet dirt road! I swear I sprayed mud off of the underside for a half a day.

Nothing like the hail damage here. I saw the news stories on the web the day after it happened!

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The ad says $65 each, but still pretty cheap. Maybe they just want them gone.
Oh ... each. That's a bit more believable. Hard to tell what kind of condition they're in from one photo though. I see at least one broken securing tab. Maybe I'll call ...

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I saw the news stories on the web the day after it happened!
It was horrible. Probably one of the worst I've ever witnessed. And yeah ... usually a fair weather car and Sunday was no exception. It was a beautiful day. There was rain forecast later that evening, but nothing severe. Then it hit. Crazy Texas weather ... don't like it - wait around a few minutes.

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Can't find a pair but if you go on Cleveland Craigslist Auto Parts (Pontiac Solstice )there is a guy who has a drivers side used but in nice condition 40 bucks .I was going to pick it up as a spare but you need it more than me . If he won't ship I'll see what I can do to help you out it's about a 1/2 hr . to 45 min. drive from the homestead .
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The ad says $65 each, but still pretty cheap. Maybe they just want them gone.
Thanks for the catch, edited my post.

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