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10/27/03 7:58am - Original Message: 'Car Cover Selection'
chaffeer
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Noblesville, IN - USA

Vette(s):
1968 Corvette Coupe - 327(350) 4 speed

Joined: 9/25/2003
Posts: 3
I am searching for a car cover for my '68, and am a little overwhelmed with the large number of different covers on the market. My car will by stored indoors all of the time. I want to protect from dust, bird droppings (possible birds in barn), possible moisture (if roof leaks), brushing against the car, light impacts, etc.
I am getting it ready for winter hibernation.
Does anyone have any recommendations?
Does anyone current have a cover they like/love/use/hate?
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

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10/27/03 2:31pm - Reply: 'Car Cover Selection'
Daytona69
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Fountain Valley, CA - USA

Vette(s):
1969 Daytona Yellow Coupe - ZZ4/4 speed, Hurst shifter, Griffin aluminum radiator w/ Dual Spals, March Serpentine Pulley kit, Hookers with STS Racing Baffles, VB&P Suspension bits, 17" AR Hopsters, L-88 Hood

Joined: 9/11/2003
Posts: 407
Try California Car Cover Company - http://www.calcarcover.com. They have a great selection of covers for all any storage situation. They have a one called Plushweave that is perfect for indoor storage. It's a cotton cover with a flannel underside...I've got one and couldn't be happier with it.

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10/27/03 9:37am - Reply: 'Car Cover Selection'
glenns
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DOWNINGTOWN, PA - USA

Vette(s):
1969 Monza Red Black Conv / Black Vinal hardtop 454/480 Tremec 5 Speed 308 Posi.Black Leather Interior, PS, PW, Air cond., tilt/tele,AM/FM Cass.-5 Pack CD, Hurst Shifter, side pipes 2004 Yellow convertible with black top and black interior

Joined: 11/24/2001
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What amazes me is how much these car covers cost. Everyone wants big bucks for them, but like anything else, you get what you pay for.
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10/27/03 11:46am - Reply: 'Car Cover Selection'
Eric76
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, - Canada

Vette(s):
1976, custom paint, chrome headers/side pipes, front/rear spoilers, dual side sport mirrors, bubble tail light conversion

Joined: 9/3/2003
Posts: 431
I just recently got mine from BuyAutomotive (http://www.buyautomotive.com)

It was about $119 and it's a Wolf Evolution-4. I park inside all the time too, but wanted something that would protect against everything including door-nicks.

Very happy with it.

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1976, custom paint, Hooker Hdrs, front/real pace car spoilers, bubble tail light conversion, dual sport mirrors

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10/27/03 12:46pm - Reply: 'Car Cover Selection'
NVMY76
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Olney, MD - USA

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1976 Brown with Buckskin Interior. I bought her on 9/15/03 and just received it on OCT 1st 2003!! It needs interior work, and some things under the hood, but I am so excited! Just waiting for Summer of 2004 to totally show it off.

Joined: 10/1/2003
Posts: 165
I ordered mine from ECKLERS. I got the NOAH car cover. My corvette sits outside |cussing| since my husband's MUSTANG |frown| is in the garage.

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10/27/03 12:55pm - Reply: 'Car Cover Selection'
C3RVETTE
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Anacortes, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1979 Red #72 C3 Corvette,T-350,Black interior,air,tilt/tele,K&N.And a 1978 Olds Cutlass 350/350,auto,air,2-dr.,buckets

Joined: 12/16/2002
Posts: 1293
How much were your covers-Laguna & Suzanne? Do they have mirror pockets? My Vette is 99% under cover,my Cutlass sits outside all the time.I'm considering one of those "portable" carports-you know the ones with no sides made out of aluminum I think.I guess some have canvass tarps for roofs and/or sides.Kinda expensive-but close to a car cover price,too |eek|

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Jon,-Majestic Glass Corvette Club-....Red #72,blk.interior,1979 C3 Corvette-TH350,Weiand,Holley,glass tops,Pioneer,3.55's,K&N,Dynomax,Flowmaster 40's,Energy Suspension,Spicer,VB&P(pics soon); 1978 Olds Cutlass Supreme 350/350,Dk. Blue 2-door Coupe-Hotchkis,PST,K&N,XM...'99 Mitsubishi Galant GTZ V6,black/grey leather,intake,strut bars,tint... |IMG|http://www.msnusers.com/cutlasscorvetteworkinprogress/shoebox.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=63|/IMG|
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10/27/03 2:50pm - Reply: 'Car Cover Selection'
Daytona69
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Fountain Valley, CA - USA

Vette(s):
1969 Daytona Yellow Coupe - ZZ4/4 speed, Hurst shifter, Griffin aluminum radiator w/ Dual Spals, March Serpentine Pulley kit, Hookers with STS Racing Baffles, VB&P Suspension bits, 17" AR Hopsters, L-88 Hood

Joined: 9/11/2003
Posts: 407
Mine was $170.00 and you can specify one or two mirror pockets. It also comes with plastic grommets that you can install for the antenna if you need it. I've had a few covers from them and have all been top quality.

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10/27/03 3:28pm - Reply: 'Car Cover Selection'
C3RVETTE
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Anacortes, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1979 Red #72 C3 Corvette,T-350,Black interior,air,tilt/tele,K&N.And a 1978 Olds Cutlass 350/350,auto,air,2-dr.,buckets

Joined: 12/16/2002
Posts: 1293
Anybody think the custom fit covers are worth the extra money,or is the "universal" fit fine?

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Jon,-Majestic Glass Corvette Club-....Red #72,blk.interior,1979 C3 Corvette-TH350,Weiand,Holley,glass tops,Pioneer,3.55's,K&N,Dynomax,Flowmaster 40's,Energy Suspension,Spicer,VB&P(pics soon); 1978 Olds Cutlass Supreme 350/350,Dk. Blue 2-door Coupe-Hotchkis,PST,K&N,XM...'99 Mitsubishi Galant GTZ V6,black/grey leather,intake,strut bars,tint... |IMG|http://www.msnusers.com/cutlasscorvetteworkinprogress/shoebox.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=63|/IMG|
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10/27/03 3:44pm - Reply: 'Car Cover Selection'
Daytona69
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Fountain Valley, CA - USA

Vette(s):
1969 Daytona Yellow Coupe - ZZ4/4 speed, Hurst shifter, Griffin aluminum radiator w/ Dual Spals, March Serpentine Pulley kit, Hookers with STS Racing Baffles, VB&P Suspension bits, 17" AR Hopsters, L-88 Hood

Joined: 9/11/2003
Posts: 407
Custom is worth it to me. I'd rather pay a little more for a cover that fits my car exactly. |toungecool|

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10/27/03 4:02pm - Reply: 'Car Cover Selection'
Eric76
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, - Canada

Vette(s):
1976, custom paint, chrome headers/side pipes, front/rear spoilers, dual side sport mirrors, bubble tail light conversion

Joined: 9/3/2003
Posts: 431
|thumb| Totally agree on that - custom is the way to go. My car is parked in a garage with many other cars with covers. All the cars that have the universal covers tend to show a lot of "body" or they just aren't staying on which kind of defeats the purpose.

I would definitely get the fitted cover.

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1976, custom paint, Hooker Hdrs, front/real pace car spoilers, bubble tail light conversion, dual sport mirrors

BBM PIN: 2263EB03

Click to see my 76!

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