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Re: Dash Protectors

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:05 pm

Cheers all for your help , yes I will get a cover I had a look and I wonder if you think these are any good or I should pay a bit more ?
So 1st one .....https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2291608248

And this one looks a little better ?
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 0760566703

Sorry also this one ?
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3492994746

And sorry this is 4 th choice ?
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 1842696223

Thanks again for your help .
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Re: Dash Protectors

Postby andyd » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:12 pm

I like old sheets as I don't have to remove half a cover if I want to get into it or open bonnet or boot. Just lift the area I want to access not causing a dust storm. Also taking 3 sheets off individually to shake off outside is easier than manhandling one big cover to do the same....Works for me, but if you prefer a cover that's all good too :)

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Re: Dash Protectors

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:27 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:By my reckoning, a size 4 carcoon is the smallest that the Capri will fit in and the cheapest I can find for that size is £466 from Demon Tweeks..


Andrew you are spot on fella. The one Emma had for sale was indeed a size 4 and cost her £475 when she bought it. No wonder it got snapped up at £325 !
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Re: Dash Protectors

Postby andyd » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:41 pm

Also as our garage is only 2 inches longer than the Capri, it would be hard trying to get a tight cover over the back if the car was right back to the wall, or putting it on then pushing the car back hoping the cover didn't slide back off. The sheet just hangs down over :cool:

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Re: Dash Protectors

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:45 pm

Yes I can cover the car easy I think if I did get a cocoon it would and maybe hit the door as I park quite close to the door to leave room at the fron as mum and dad have a fridge and work top at the front , they only use the side door so no worry’s or going down the side . I do use cloths on the wipers so they don’t stick .
Also I have some rubbish stored down the side in plastic boxes . Also bonnet is open a little as I have the trickle charge on . :beer:

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One funny thing I will say and nick will say “ yes thanks for reminding me “ but after a few days at Tickover it gets bloody dusty and more then it did last year in the garage . :lol: ( sorry nick )
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Re: Dash Protectors

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:46 pm

Please dont laugh at me but in the winter I have an old duvet cover I lay over the engine inside the engine bay itself. Keeps it warmer and kerps the dust off it too. Only thing is I need to renember its there before firing B112 up !!! :lol: :lol:

Andy I am lucky to have a long garage which gives me just enough room to get around it so my cover is very easy to fit/remove. I fold it up the same way all the time so when it comes to fit it it only takes a min. Mine also has wing mirror pockets and as its such a tailored fit I can just lift either the front half to open bonnet/door or back half for tailgate :)
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Re: Dash Protectors

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:48 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Picture of how she is now .
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Jesus Jason !! What have you done to your bonnet. Its bleedin long mate. You swapped out with an e-type :lol: :lol:
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Re: Dash Protectors

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:51 pm

Must have been the way I took the picture as your right it looks so long ?
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Re: Dash Protectors

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:04 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Please dont laugh at me but in the winter I have an old duvet cover I lay over the engine

Don't tell me you tuck it in at night....... :lol:

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Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:08 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:One funny thing I will say and nick will say “ yes thanks for reminding me “ but after a few days at Tickover it gets bloody dusty and more then it did last year in the garage . :lol: ( sorry nick )


"Thanks for reminding me Jason" !!!!!!!! :lol:

Yep I will hopefully be so overjoyed with how B112 is after collecting it from them next week I will be able to see past the dust and hand marks....wont I ??? :lol:

Jasonmarie wrote:Must have been the way I took the picture as your right it looks so long ?


Yes but Jason it just highlights even more how immaculate your paintwork is...its stunning !!!
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Re: Dash Protectors

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:08 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fordoholic Nick wrote:Please dont laugh at me but in the winter I have an old duvet cover I lay over the engine

Don't tell me you tuck it in at night....... :lol: .


Ermmm...... :wave:
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Re: Dash Protectors

Postby andyd » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:09 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fordoholic Nick wrote:Please dont laugh at me but in the winter I have an old duvet cover I lay over the engine

Don't tell me you tuck it in at night....... :lol: .


Ermmm...... :wave:

When I bought my first house in 1988. I had a Marina Van to move building materials and rubbish etc, it was usually kept outside so I put a blanket over the engine one frosty night, got up the following morning and drove a mile or so and wondered why it was running rough :? You guessed it.... :wank: :lol:

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Re: Dash Protectors

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:40 pm

andyd wrote:When I bought my first house in 1988. I had a Marina Van to move building materials and rubbish etc, it was usually kept outside so I put a blanket over the engine one frosty night, got up the following morning and drove a mile or so and wondered why it was running rough :? You guessed it.... :wank: :lol:



:lol: :lol: :lol: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

I purposely leave a bit of the duvet sticking out Andy but even then once I sat in and was about to fire it up but renembered just in time !!!
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Re: Dash Protectors

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:31 pm

Easy solution chaps, simply disconnect the battery overnight/over the winter. There's no way you can forget to remove the duvet then.

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Re: Dash Protectors

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:28 pm

Good news I have a cover Marie was on the phone to her mum when I got a great thought in my mind ...................
Just worried they may be to big for the Capri ?

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Re: Dash Protectors

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:43 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:There's no way you can forget to remove the duvet then..


What duvet Andrew ??? :lol:
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Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:55 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Good news I have a cover Marie was on the phone to her mum when I got a great thought in my mind ...................
Just worried they may be to big for the Capri ?

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Hey Jason,

:lol: :lol: :lol: Your mother-in-law gags are so funny mate. Keep them coming :applaud:

By the way have you seen the new member on this forum mate. Her forum name is "MarieJason" :shock: :shock: :shock:

As said keep them jokes coming :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Dash Protectors

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:21 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Good news I have a cover Marie was on the phone to her mum when I got a great thought in my mind ...................
Just worried they may be to big for the Capri ?

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They'd make a great cover for the bonnet to protect against stonechips. They've even got the cut-outs for the headlights! :)

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Re: Dash Protectors

Postby Taff50ish » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:35 pm

Hi Andy,

Just to say thanks for a GREAT find here and Jason's up dates of course... I received mine last week, have a look....
Image20181013_174839 by John Taylor, on Flickr

Great fit, looks great and would appear to cover all the right bits!!!
Image20181013_174919 by John Taylor, on Flickr

I will have to place the Beer towels over this though.... Still greatfull for these Andy!!! As you can see I went for the plain cover as the logo would just stand out too much for me. But I do have one on the way for show days!!!! But still torn for the Beer towels!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Cheers,

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Re: Dash Protectors

Postby andyd » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:11 pm

Looks good John :D

For what they cost it's a must have item for long term or short term use imo... :cheers: