Tonneau cover for 57 Thunderbird

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BarryZeagman
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Tonneau cover for 57 Thunderbird

Post by BarryZeagman » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:27 pm

I want to replace the Factory Tonneau Cover on my 57, however instead of the usual vinyl cover I would prefer to install
one made with canvas. I recently changed the convertible top to Black canvas and it is a lot nicer than the vinyl.
Does anyone know where I can order this?

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Re: Tonneau cover for 57 Thunderbird

Post by fordrodsteven » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:33 pm

Hi, For one thing your question is in the wrong place on this forum site. Anyway. I really don't know the answer to your question. I would first contact the suppliers to see if they have an option for canvas material tonneau covers. If the answer from them is "No" then I would go to a boat / sail shop to see if I could get one custom made there. They often make canvas sails, bimini tops and covers for boats.... and available in just about any color you want.
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Re: Tonneau cover for 57 Thunderbird

Post by Joe Johnston » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:33 am

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Re: Tonneau cover for 57 Thunderbird

Post by CSPIDY » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:10 am

Having the original tonneau cover would make it easy for any automotive or boat appolsty shop make one out of what ever type material you want.
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Re: Tonneau cover for 57 Thunderbird

Post by paul2748 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:29 pm

If you want to match the top material, go to a regular auto upholstery shop and they should be able to get a matching material and make a cover using your old one as a sample
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