|An earlier storm provided just a couple inches. Closing the tarp in the doors |
keeps it attached to the car so it covers the missing rear window.
But this next storm isn't kidding around; the tarp has to go.
The storm's harbinger has been 50+mph wind, which set the tarp on my poor Spitfire flapping more than I could bear to watch. And our steel roof tends to dump piles of snow onto the driveway right about where the Spit sits, so a tarp probably isn't going to cut it any longer.
I'm still waiting for the replacement window I sourced via a fellow forum user at The Triumph Experience. Sure would have been nice to get that glass installed before the storm hit, but that's not in the cards. So I looked for a plan B.
The best idea I could come up with on short notice was a piece of scrap plywood cut to sit a little outside the window opening, taped in place with duct tape and sheet plastic. It should be weather-tight, and solid enough to withstand the snow we're expecting. It's ugly, but not as ugly as having the back half of the car covered in a faded, flapping poly tarp. At least now I can see the car's lines.
When the window arrives, we'll pull this wart off and see what violence the duct tape does to the paint....