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Re: MGB top (hood) Cover confusion

To: <mgs@Autox.Team.Net>, "Graham McCann" <>
Subject: Re: MGB top (hood) Cover confusion
From: "Dan Ray" <>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 18:56:20 -0500
Thanks, unfortunately I don't have a manual, I'm working on getting the
Bentley that includes it. ;)
Maybe I wasnt clear enough. I just bought a full tonneaux new, it's
installed. These are two "half tonneaux" but one has elastic straps and one
does not.

-----Original Message-----
From: Graham McCann <>
To: Dan Ray <>
Date: Sunday, April 12, 1998 5:41 PM
Subject: Re: MGB top (hood) Cover confusion

>At 06:23 pm 12/04/98 -0500, you wrote:
>>When I bought my '73 B, there were two small covers in the trunk. They're
>>both similar, covering the cockpit behind the seats.
>>One has elastic straps with LTDs on the ends, on a separate flap which
>>hang vertically.
>>The other has no straps, but the vertical flap is elongated to form a
>>continuous curve around the backs of the seats.
>>Is the latter the "half-tonneaux" I've heard of? Will they both cover a
>>folded top? I don't want to sell the proper top/hood cover and need it
>>when I eventually get the real roof fixed and in place!
>>Also, are all of these contraptions interchangeable through the years for
>Do you have a copy of the owner's handbook?  The fitting of the Hood cover
>(half tonneau to some people) and the full tonneau is covered in that
>publication. If not why not buy one, they are freely available.  One is to
>cover the hood neatly while you are driving and the other (the full
>tonneau) is to cover the cockpit from sun and (not very well) keep rain out
>when it is parked.
>The design of the full tonneau did vary a bit depending on whether the car
>had high backed seats or not.
>97 MGF
>Graham McCann  Rivett, ACT. Australia
>Phone/Fax: +61 2 62889055

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