The tonneau for my 76 fit as you described, just barely covering the
windows. As far as I know that is the tonneau that came with the car.
My 71 had the snaps installed on the door, but the tonneau that came with
the car did not have snaps. The tonneau did come down further.
then I picked up a 72, it did not have the snaps on the doors, but the
tonneau that was in the truck had the snaps.
Go figure??? At least the tonneaus for the 71 and 72 covered the windows.
On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 12:26 PM, <email@example.com> wrote:
> What the heck is going on? Are tonneau covers going the way of sugar (5 lb.
> bags now 4 lb.) and coffee (now 11.5 oz. in a pound)? Just after I bought my
> '79 Midget, I purchased a used tonneau cover from a car guy in Knoxville.
> The fabric was fairly heavy and the tonneau fit very nicely, and had snaps
> on the tabs that hung over the windows. I measured and installed the
> matching snaps on the doors just below the windows, and when everything was
> snapped up, the tonneau was pretty darned secure.
> That original tonnau finally went the way of sun and use damage and I had
> to trash it, thinking I will just buy another on ebay. So I purchased one
> that was reportedly for a Sprite or Midget. The picture had the pockets in
> the right places--two for the headrests and one for the steering wheel. But
> when I tried to snap this tonneau on, the snaps on the tonneau wouldn't
> quite reach the snaps on the car. and the tabs over the windows had NO snaps
> on them, and there was NO WAY, once the few snaps it would reach in the rear
> were engaged, it would reach the FRONT snaps.
> So I went back to ebay and bought another one--described for a '69-'79
> Sprite or Midget. It is really nice, a;though the fabric is somewhat
> thinner, and all the rear snaps are snapped, but the tabs over the
> windows/doors are TOO DAMNED SHORT, coming to just over the windows
> themselves, and there are NO snaps on these either, to secure the tonneau
> over the doors.
> Why is there no standard for producing a tonneau cover? These that I am
> buying are not NEW tonneaus, so (as far as I know) are not made in China or
> Taiwan. All I want is a tonneau cover that will engage ALL the snaps on my
> car, INCLUDING those that I installed on the outside of the doors, just
> below the windows.
> Anybody else having trouble with ill-fitting tonneaus?
> --David C.
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