Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Car cover made from kites that were not worth repairing

Part of the way Paul learned to sew was to make me this car cover. This cover was originally made from new materials. The first one, which I made myself, rotted after more than a year in the sun. It used to be that my car was covered in leaves and that kept the drains that are designed into the car from working properly. 

I designed this car cover by first draping painter's plastic over it and drawing the panels I wanted onto that. I then taped up the corners for a better fit, drew a few more reference marks, and cut the plastic off. I chose my favorite side of the plastic to reproduce symmetrically from left to right and discarded the other side. These became the templates for this car cover which is now on its third generation.

The bottom has a draw string with an e-jam cleat [youtube link] to keep the cover on. This car cover used a Liquid Force, a North Vegas, a Cabrinha prototype, and some various others.


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