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post #31 of 48 (permalink) Old 06-28-2019, 09:15 PM
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No problem Northern i will order for both of us.
You rock! My carpets are mint. I have nightmares of the sun fading the back carpet like it did in my long deceased 85 Corvette.
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Yeah, except that it's one of those roll up types.

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I made it.
Do you think that you could make a cover that uses the snaps installed for the OEM tonneau?
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Do you think that you could make a cover that uses the snaps installed for the OEM tonneau?
There is no reason it wouldn't work.

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There is no reason it wouldn't work.
I have a tonneau so I would be interested as well.

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Clearly, whoever was making it would need access to a car that was set up for a tonneau, or there would be no way to properly locate the snaps.

I would also probably add the snap in the center of the base of the windscreen.

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https://www.autoanything.com/car-cov...A3840A0A0.aspx

This would work for top down days, but probably not top up days.

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https://www.autoanything.com/car-cov...A3840A0A0.aspx

This would work for top down days, but probably not top up days.
Top down days are when you need it, so yes, it would work. And the price is right.
They list fitment for a Sky, but I would want to see how it actually fits.

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In Texas, we need something for top up days too. I guess I’ll keep searching for the collapsible kind of visor. Oh well ...

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How about one of these?
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So. I went to Walmart and got a sun shield. The package said that it would fit our Kappa. Well,,, what a crock of crap. So I took it and made some minor modifications. I started out with a small shield and cut about 30 percent of it off.
Here is what I did. I removed the material trim and then used wrapping paper to make a template. Once I got it close I cut the screen and started to trim it to fit right. I started to sew the trim back on and had some issues with my machine. I then started to hot glue the trim back on. Here are some pictures of what I did.
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Here are the other two pictures it wouldn't let me post
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I don't think I'll ever understand why you'd need one of these, or why you'd want a tonneau cover when you can just put the top up or flip the seat forward, but if I was spending my own money like you guys do on accessories this would be the only option:
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I don't think I'll ever understand why you'd need one of these, or why you'd want a tonneau cover when you can just put the top up or flip the seat forward, but if I was spending my own money like you guys do on accessories this would be the only option:
Really? They seem like pretty simple concepts to me.
> The tonneau is primarily an aid when driving solo in cold conditions as it closes in half of the cockpit and significantly improves the efficiency of the heater. On my MGB it also reduced outside airflow, but I have no experience with one on a Kappa. They may also help with cooling on hot days, but my MGB didn't have AC, so i don't know about that either.
> The secondary use of the tonneau, and the only use of the cockpit cover, is to cover the cockpit when parking during top-down driving. It provides better coverage of the interior than flipping the seats forward and actually protects the complete interior against sun damage, bird crap, and other damage from the sky. It also looks better. I can't speak for installation of the tonneau, but I can put the cockpit cover on in less than half the time it take to put up or take down the top and it provides better interior protection against sun damage and heat buildup. Using it also saves wear and tear of the the top and the window regulators.
> The sun shield is pretty well know as an aid to reducing interior sun damage and heat buildup when the top is up so shouldn't need explanation.

In short these are accessories that save money by extending the life of the car's interior.

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Really? They seem like pretty simple concepts to me.
> The tonneau is primarily an aid when driving solo in cold conditions as it closes in half of the cockpit and significantly improves the efficiency of the heater. On my MGB it also reduced outside airflow, but I have no experience with one on a Kappa. They may also help with cooling on hot days, but my MGB didn't have AC, so i don't know about that either.
> The secondary use of the tonneau, and the only use of the cockpit cover, is to cover the cockpit when parking during top-down driving. It provides better coverage of the interior than flipping the seats forward and actually protects the complete interior against sun damage, bird crap, and other damage from the sky. It also looks better. I can't speak for installation of the tonneau, but I can put the cockpit cover on in less than half the time it take to put up or take down the top and it provides better interior protection against sun damage and heat buildup. Using it also saves wear and tear of the the top and the window regulators.
> The sun shield is pretty well know as an aid to reducing interior sun damage and heat buildup when the top is up so shouldn't need explanation.

In short these are accessories that save money by extending the life of the car's interior.
Agree 100% on all points plus I have the tonneau and I would like to add it looks great!!!!

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