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Old 03-07-2019, 01:14 AM
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Take a look at Doulop Feb 1, 2019's You Tube video to see what he uses for a no touch car enclosure. It looks something like this one but uses cloth instead of plastic sheeting.. Keeps the dust off without having it scratch the car. Also keeps the kitten foot prints off too.

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Just make sure it doesn't hold moisture. I haven;t looked, but there was a thread about this a month or so ago. I think the forum member found one at Amazon or Walmart or something like that and set it up n his garage and ran heat to it so he could work on the car in the winter.
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Amazon sells this inflatable. Includes fan.
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Gees, all I want is something to easily cover the opening when the rag top is down.
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Gees, all I want is something to easily cover the opening when the rag top is down.
Thats easy, I use a HF tarp and cover my Ruby’s cockpit when the soft top is down.
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Originally Posted by corvetteronw View Post
Take a look at Doulop Feb 1, 2019's You Tube video to see what he uses for a no touch car enclosure. It looks something like this one but uses cloth instead of plastic sheeting.. Keeps the dust off without having it scratch the car. Also keeps the kitten foot prints off too.

That is the same system I purchased 30 years ago. Was from a company in MN I believe. Still have the PVC frame, but the plastic was re-purposed. It came with multiple large bags of desiccant as well as multiple bags of odor absorption (activated charcoal). You would build the frame inside the bag. On older cars, cover the carbs and gas tank vents and roll her in. Place a few odor and moisture absorption bags in the vehicle and the rest around the floor. The bag was long enough to fold and roll the back end, to seal it up, and then clamp it all together to make it air tight. The moisture and odor packets were regenerated by putting them in the oven each year. This was before the car bubbles came out. I preferred it because you never introduced any humidity, even though they say the fan keeps it circulating.
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Skyhawk50, what is a "HF" tarp?
Do you just drape the tarp over the cockpit or is it cut special to fit over?
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Originally Posted by 65Z01 View Post
Skyhawk50, what is a "HF" tarp?
Do you just drape the tarp over the cockpit or is it cut special to fit over?
harbour freight?
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Originally Posted by 65Z01 View Post
Skyhawk50, what is a "HF" tarp?
Do you just drape the tarp over the cockpit or is it cut special to fit over?
VikingTrader is correct, Harbor Freight. I just drape it over.
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I rarely have the hard top on the car and use an old Star Wars sheet to keep the dust out. I'm sure the same would work for the vert.
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Originally Posted by skyhawk50 View Post
VikingTrader is correct, Harbor Freight. I just drape it over.
i use flannel cotton sheets. Easy to fold without dragging and wash.
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Ok, thanks for clarifications.
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Cotton flat sheets. I went to an Autobody tech right ot of high school and what I learned in there I have been doing in practice ever since. Cotton lets the car breath as long as you don’t have a rodent problem the flat sheets work great. I just steal them from my wife when she isn’t looking..... haha.
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