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Escort cabriolet full tonneau fitting

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Long time since I last posted.  But a couple of years back I sourced a full tonneau for my mk6 cabrio.  Now my car did not have this option from the factory, so I brought some tenax pegs and after careful measuring, fitted them into the dash.    So far I have been using the cover with just the tenax pegs to secure it: It looked ok,but sagged in the middle as I could not secure it to the b pillar as intended.

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I have now managed to source a fitting kit from a cab that was being broken.  I've got the a pillar eyelets, b pillar eyelets (both sides), the a pillar rubber, b pillar rubber, b pillar plastic cover and the rear passenger cards (which has the Velcro fastener riveted to it

Managed today to get the easy bit out of the way, fitting the a pillar eyelets.  The a pillar rubber has the cut outs from the factory, where the eyelet is mounted, so that the trim does not get in the way..  This meant I did not have to cut my rubber trim and made the job more straightforward.

Next on the list to is remove the rear cards and rivet the Velcro bits to the back (where the badge goes).  Then next is to fit the b pillar mounts.  Not sure if the holes are there or if I need to drill some.  As with the a pillar trim, the b pillar rubber and plastic surround have the cut outs in place already, so should speed up the process,

 

 

 

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Pic of the eyelets now in place!

 

Off subject - whilst working on the car, did a part service - air filter, spark plugs and cleaned out the inlet of carbon.

Also got hold of a genuine Ford new ignition coil and gen Ford HT leads, as the car has now done 145K, so thought it worth updating those.  Has made a difference, acceleration is noticeably improved. So happy with the result!

Oil change next and service rear brakes and brake fluid change.  Then its MOT time :-)

 

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Did you get the carbon rods that support the middle with the fitting kit?

They make all the difference. Especially when the cover isn't fitted over the front seats.

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Hi,

No unfortunately.  The cab that was being broken did not have the full tonneau with it. Its a hard to find part on its own.  

Ford, surprisingly have it as NLA.

At least the mounts should help it hold up better.  

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nice job

the mk6 i have has all the fittings for the the full cover but sadly no cover :>(

 

 

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yes i still have it m8

it had been stored in a garage for a while then brought it home but had a few issues with front wheels not coming off :>(

hoping to deal with it soon 

regards ollie 

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You should do!  The Mk6 escorts are much nicer to drive than the mk4, especially on motorway trips.

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