Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: supporting BE tonneau cover during heavy rains

Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

  1. #1
    Jedi Knight
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    883
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    supporting BE tonneau cover during heavy rains

    Our tonneau settles under the weight of the water during a rainstorm, tugging the 'sides' away from the doors. I expect that it has stretched a bit over the years and will continue stretching until such time as water will start flowing over the edge of the tonneau and down the insides of the doors. Any suggestions as to approaches to supporting the tonneau so less water accumulates? Thanks, Doug
    1959 pristine 948 cc Bug-Eye; DCOE, 5 speed; bought 1971
    1960 BE bought 1971 & stored since; body tub restored and reassembling (1275; etc.)
    1962 AH 3000 BJ7; 3rd owner (1982?); in shop Oct. 2015 for paint job - home soon!
    1962 VW Meyers Manx clone dune buggy; stripped last winter and being reassembled
    1969 Kawasaki 500 H1 Triple, orig. owner; stored since 1973, but runs again! 1999 Buell S3

  2. #2
    Jedi Warrior
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Bonita, california
    Posts
    659
    Blog Entries
    2
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2
    Thanked in
    2 Posts

    Re: supporting BE tonneau cover during heavy rains

    Try putting a large beach ball in the passenger seat.

  3. #3
    Yoda Jim_Gruber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Riverview, FL
    Posts
    5,371
    Blog Entries
    2
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2
    Thanked in
    2 Posts

    Re: supporting BE tonneau cover during heavy rains

    X2
    Bill’s advice easiest and simplest.
    Jim Gruber - Tampa/Riverview FL
    Bugsy I - '68 Sprite w BE Bonnet - Gone but not forgotten
    Bugsy IV - '60 Bugeye - 1,275+.040 and a 5-Speed - CA Car - 2nd Owner from new -

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •