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  • Quick, Easy, and Cheap Car Cover

    I bought some $55 car covers for my Model A's and Studebakers, but they are shot after a year or two in the weather. This plastic cover is handy to take along for car shows and overnight trips, where you might get caught in the rain. I bought a 100' roll of 6 mil clear plastic, then cut the length needed for the car, and use magnets to hold it in place. Harbor Freight had the bar magnets on sale, 2 for $1, so I bought 20 of them. This may blow off in a strong wind, but should work well most of the time. For modern cars it will keep the ice off the doors and glass during the winter.

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  • #2
    Good idea Tom

    Here is what I use for temp emergency situations

    https://www.vintagefordforum.com/for...2544#post42544

    https://www.vintagefordforum.com/for...2457#post42457
    2 1930 Tudors

    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


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    • #3
      I'm on board! Thanks for the ideas. I have to park the challenger outside and it takes a beating over the winter.

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      • Mitch
        Mitch commented
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        These are only for a quick one time use and will rip easily. Purchase a CCC (california car cover) for the best protection

    • #4
      Also use quilts or moving blankets under plastic for long term storage. I found out the hard way back in 1970 what happens when you store a Studebaker with plastic tight to the body. After 6 months, I came home on leave and found a lot of paint bubbles on the roof of the car.

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