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JDP
09-21-2008, 04:11 PM
Jeff Bradle insisted I buy a cheap car cover for the International. I found a Bondtech at Pep boys for $29.95.It's a nice fabric cover and the size E is almost a custom fit. A size D would be better for a Lark, but the dimensions are on the box.

JDP/Maryland
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barnlark
09-21-2008, 06:45 PM
John, is that a stronger, cotton-type soft cover, or a weather resistant lighter fabric? I paid about $69 for mine that was supposed to be a custom Lark fit and weather resistant, but really is about the consistency of a Bounty paper towel and rips way too easily.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh48/newshooter44/DSCN0753.jpg

JDP
09-21-2008, 07:23 PM
This not the soft cotton, but the weather resistant style.

JDP/Maryland
"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson

barnlark
09-21-2008, 09:47 PM
Thanks. Probably the same material as mine. Sharp edges on convertible vent window frames, etc are tough on the version I bought.

bams50
09-21-2008, 10:05 PM
Dave, I've had a few for race cars, and my Lincolns. My preferred solution was to go with the tougher weather- and water-resistant cover. I lay a couple bedsheets over the car and follow with the cover. Of course my Lincoln lives in the garage, but the race car covers had to survive highway speeds before we went with the enclosed trailer.

We used to display our race cars at a local racing show in March. Sometimes we still have snow in March, or the roads are sloppy; so before the enclosed trailer we did the sheets, fitted cover, plastic tarp, and finally a heavy canvas tarp. A PITA, but it kept the salt and crap off the car;)

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

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barnlark
09-21-2008, 10:09 PM
Wow, triple! I use a couple moving blankets and sheets too. Much more careful after I ripped it. I good $400 version is the answer, but I rather save that for chroming my rear belt mouldings.:D

JDP
09-21-2008, 10:12 PM
Here's the cover I bought

http://www.covergiant.com/bon2laycarco.html

JDP/Maryland
"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson

barnlark
09-22-2008, 09:23 PM
Size D..got it. You just can't find a "Studebaker" application on that guide these days. ;)