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jlaird

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about sidecurtins, I know that's scary.

They always seem to scratch up the cockpit suround when installing. And mine are out being anodized as we speek.

I think a bit of moleskin on the bottoms of the ataching brackets may just save the day.

Not sure I will ever use the sidecurtins but should be ready as I do have a new top as well.
 

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Jack,

Erica's Jeep had half doors with cloth uppers and we put a thin strip of clear bra on the paint to keep it from scratching / chipping. You might try something like that for the side curtains - maybe on the side curtain itself instead of the paint.
 

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I like the idea of putting some of that on the side curtain.
 
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Take a close look at your brackets too. Take some time to remove burrs and give all corners and edges a nice radius.
 

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A problem I have had with my side curtains is not so much scratches from the brackets, but rather scuffing and staining from the rubber about an 1" to 1 1/2" down from the cockpit surround trim!!
 
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Mike, what type paint?
 

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<span style='font-size: 20pt'><span style="color: #333300">WAIT!!!!!</span></span>

buff ya guys r n fla. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/devilgrin.gif
 

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GB1 said:
<span style='font-size: 20pt'><span style="color: #333300">WAIT!!!!!</span></span>

buff ya guys r n fla. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/devilgrin.gif

/bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/iagree.gif my thoughts exactly - I think they're just rubbing it in /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wall.gif
 

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Tunebug won't see rain anymore (unless by accident), but the side curtains do help in the really cold spring mornings and evenings. My surrounds are already a bit hammered, so I'm not too worried about them.

Also, I'm still using the original soft side curtains. Am I the only one around here using those? I like them, though mine are pretty yellowed.
 

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Side curtains are a pretty good solution for a car that will have the top down almost all the time. I'll eventually get a bag made up for them, and just store them in the trunk with the top all the time. Bugeye trunk is pretty big, really.

Like many things on the Bugeye, it's part of the charm.
 
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Roll up windows take up space. One of the joys of a bugeye is that there is a bit of elbo room for us big guys.
 

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regularman said:
There needs to some sort of roll up glass window mod for bugeyes.

BMC did that. They called it the Sprite MkIII. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif
I'd much rather drive my side curtain cars than the ones with the roll up windows. I'm not a big guy by any stretch of the imagination, but I enjoy the increased cockpit and elbow room of the early cars.
Jeff
 

tony barnhill

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Jack - how ya gonna protect her on the trailer from FL to MO if you don't have a top & side curtains?
 
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I have a top and side curtans Tony, also have a Tonneau cover as well. Nothing too good for Miss Agatha.
 

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Trevor Jessie said:
Mike, what type paint?

Centauri Acrylic! But I am getting ready for a repaint. I will be using Awl-Grip (marine paint) which should take care of most of my problems (it is virtually bullet-proof!)
 
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