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Tonneau Covers

Tonneau Covers

Hi to all,

Roger Payne or anyone else who can help I would appreciate your help. Is
there any recognised correct type of studs or fasteners for attaching
the  tonneau covers to cars . Looking at pictures I have taken and in
books such as Original Jag there appears to be differences from car to
car and as to type and the numbers used.

Looking British Auto's catalog there appear to be three types to choose
from:

1) A Tenax male stud and the button and ring which goes on the tonneau
cover. This  appears to be similar to catch which holds flap covering
storage space in doors closed.

2)A LTD male stud and LTD socket and clinch plate. The stud is about a
quarter of inch in diameter and has a groove in it. The stud passes
through a ring with spring clips in it. All the pictures I have seen
seem to use this type on the front half of the car. (on the windshield
posts and next to rear view  mirror)

3) The last type is what I would descibe as a large press stud. All the
pictures I have looked at seem to use these to to secure the soft tops
but not necessarily the tonneau cover.

If anyone believes their car is correct please tell me what type
is used on the rear of the car to secure the tonneau cover and what type
secures the top.
Hope my question is clear
Thanks Neville Laing


Neville,
Number 2 and 3 were what was found on both my XK120 and XK140 in the same
areas. A friend of mine who had XK120s and XK140s back in the 50s and 60s
told me that the press snaps on the top were changed out by owners. (He did
it to his cars at the time) Reason? They did not stay snapped at high speed.
I had a tonneau for my XK120 that the LTD were on the front part and the
press snaps on the back part. It was old and fell apart the first time that
I tried to use it. It also was the long style tonneau.

Hope this helps,
Cleo Bay
XK120, XK140



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