When the tonneau cover is installed, does it cover the convertible top and run to the dash or does the convertible top in the boot lay down over the tonneau cover? If the tonneau cover lays over the whole shebang, then my 34 year old original tonneau doesn’t fit. I can barely reach the dash WITHOUT the top installed.
This also makes me wonder if my 34 year old original convertible top will reach the windshield.
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I’m sure they are not ALL exactly same, but, my tonneau cover works is the convertible top,(bows and all) must be taken off and the tonneau goes from the boot to dash. It covers the cockpit area only. It is a taut fit, but not straining the stitching. Yours may be so old the material has lost it’s stretch. The vinyl, being an oil based material, will dry out after many years.
It, of course, depends on the design. But, it should cover everything that would be “inside” the car including the dash and it’s instruments. From the top of the humps all the way back to the top of the tub, over the collapsed top and attach just forward of the “fuel tank”. Usually they had a zipper running longitudinally from the rear view mirror aft to just rear of the seats. This would allow you to leave the tonneau in place covering the passenger seat when driving solo.
If you drive top down a lot, a well designed tonneau is a top notch accessory, and it makes a boot cover for the top redundant.