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Old 12-05-2016, 02:01 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Miata hat

All the snow we got at the end of November has since melted, but with the car parked outside for a while longer in various forms of precipitation, I made up this cover for the leaky top:

It's just boat shrink wrap plastic, heat-shrunk to hug the Miata's shapely shapes. Does the job!

My Miata-owning friend offered to loan me his hard top, but mine will be getting an indoor parking spot in the shack before the deep freeze sets in.

Also, I'm going to need something like this cover on the car year round anyway. Unless I replace the top. Which I'm not planning to do.

That's pretty much it for this car for 2016. I will possibly do some repairs/maintenance later this winter (eg. radiator; general going over to prepare for mechanical inspection next year). We shall see.
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