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    About 12 years ago I got a nice car cover for my peekup. It is light weight, kind of a silky material, and was made by a company called Pro-Tech. They seem to be out of business now, and I need a new cover because the squirrels nibbled holes in mine last winter and it's pretty ragged. Does anyone know of a good lightweight cover currently on the market that does nor need to do any more than keep the dust off? Doesn't need to be for outdoor use or weather resistant, just has to fit a Model A.

    I got a cover for my coupe a couple years ago that was advertised as a good fit for a Model A, and it is way too bulky and oversized, so I don't want to go back to that company. I think that was California Car Covers. I need another source.

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Ray i have 2 CA covers and do not find them bulky. They are ordered and custom made for the bodystyle that u have.
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    • Mitch
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      How bout a sheet

  • #3
    In this area most boat dealers have someone that makes covers. They could use your old one as a pattern and use the material you want. I have decided that I am just going to use the thin plastic that body shops are using.
    Last edited by Art Ebeling; 08-12-2017, 06:48 PM. Reason: added info

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    • Mitch
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      Art watch out on plastic as it holds moisture and wont let the car breathe = RUST... i use those temp plastic bags for rain at a car show that's it. Another thing, if left out in the hot sun it can melt onto ya car

  • #4
    I got mine off ebay. Light weight, fits good.

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    • #5
      I bought one for my 19 t touring supposed to be exact fit but what i do not know a sherman tank maybe it works but it is a joke.

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      • #6
        I bought a few covers off ebay for about $50 each. They are called 7 or 9 layer car covers, which is a joke. There are not 7 or 9 layers, but they work OK for the price. The seam tape they use to make the seams waterproof will fall off within weeks, and the seams are not waterproof. Water went through the seams and left permanent stains in my 1999 Olds paint. They do shed most of the water and have the soft fuzz on the inside, so they do help in rain, and will keep the dust and snow off the car.

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        • #7
          I love my California car cover it fits great and is breathable and dust proof , not cheep but worth the money to me

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          • Mitch
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            What Jim said

        • #8
          I guess I must have gotten a mislabeled cover, or I gave them the wrong info. The CA cover I got is good quality and well mde, but way too large. The one I am trying to replace was only about $50 and was/is a good fit, but as I said, that company is gone. I see Advance Auto Parts has some lightweight dust cover types for about $35. Has anyone tried one of those?

          Rusty, the sheets would work. Sheet sets are ahout $35 at Ikea. I might try that.

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          • #9
            I'm not about to put anything cheap on a $20,000 car.

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            • Mitch
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              Well said

            • Ray Horton
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              Yes, but for those of us who don't have your kind of money, or $20K cars, and still want to keep the dust off, there must be other options. >:-(

          • #10
            Ellingson's Classic Cars in Rogers, MN has a box full of different car covers selling for $25 to $50, and I saw some listed for Model A's.
            These were used on cars that got sold, and they all looked in good condition.

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            • #11
              As in post 3, never use plastic especially exposed to sunlight, heat or near a window. The lightweight (cotton) types from the chain stores have been fine for dry storage indoors as breathable dust covers and are sized generically.. Old cotton bed sheets sewn together work well as they breathe and allow venting of the gas tank, etc.

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