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If you were going to make one of these...

Since they’re no longer made, I’m thinking about making temporary Targa cover like the one in the picture.

If you were going to make one of these, what would you use for the battens that allow it to span the space between the targa bar and the top of the windshield frame?

They look to be about 8” wide. I was originally thinking plywood, but I think it would sag; especially in the sun.


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Plastic or fiberglass? You just need some ribs in there to prevent sag. The hard pieces don't have to span the full width of each pocket. You can do that (fill up the width of each segment) with a thin but rigid foam, no?
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Or maybe a full top cover.

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I have the original carbrella and it feels like thin masonite inside

I would think plastic would deform in the sun (under that black covering) and foam would decompose quickly
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I think if you were making these in fabric and got creative with sewing then you could use something like 1/4-5/16" wood dowels or fiberglass / carbon fiber rods. If you need more mass for weight to keep it down in the wind maybe use steel rods. Strong magnets sewn in along front/rear seams to keep it down?
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Seems like a perfect spot for some carbon fiber...
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I would stitch up some pockets and use Polyiso foam.
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They're being made now. If anyone is interested, visit sonderwerks.com


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Or maybe a full top cover.

Can you tell us more about this cover please?

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As the guy who started this thread, I appreciate your follow through to make it happen. I ordered mine and can't wait to get it. I hope you make a bazillion $$!
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Interesting John. I was actually considering making a full cover like that, but for my coupe. Florida sun is destructive, and the interior heat load is extreme. Constructing a cover like yours, but from a reflective material, would be ideal.
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A friend made a few of these years ago. Sunbrella material and velcro straps for door handles, mirrors and wiper arms. The engine lid retainers have a rubber hose stitched inside. Open the lid, insert straps and close. Edges bound with some sort of fuzzy material so it's gentle on the paint. Original thought was to keep water out of targas that tended to be damp mushroom farms after rain storms.
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Can you tell us more about this cover please?

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I’d think a sailmaker could make one of those.
I’d imagine there are some food sailmakers on Long Island.
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Can you tell us more about this cover please?

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Back when i had a Targa, i had a cover, very similar to the one that John is showing......worked great in the PNW, where it's been known to rain....and there is a mushroom issue too....at least so i've heard.
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I recently acquired a “hat” for my Targa as it often ends up parked outdoors in unpredictable conditions.

This is made by Covercraft, they refer to it as the WeatherShield HP Interior Cover. The part number was IC3011PB.




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Never knew they made something like this. A good idea. Thanks for showing it to us.

I will order one today.

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