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79 wagon car cover
« on: September 12, 2012, 02:10:38 AM »
I've been searching high and low with no results on the net on where to find a car cover for my 79 wagon. Does anybody have any idea or which one do you guys use on yours??

I don't want to have to guess. Especially when my wife is shopping for it.

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Re: 79 wagon car cover
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 07:34:46 AM »
I just got this one in the mail a couple days ago for my wagon.
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/180730797232?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
 
Give me a couple days & I'll see how it fits & snap some pics.
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 05:51:02 PM »
Thanks for that Pinto5.0.. Look forward to hearing about it. I hate leaving it out in the weather.
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Re: 79 wagon car cover
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2012, 06:24:03 PM »
No problem. I started covering all my cars to save the paint & interiors. I'm planning to cover the wagon when it sits 4 days while I'm in the truck & also anytime it's parked for the day at home.
 
I figure if I get 2 years out of a $50 dollar cover it's worth it. I know that lifetime warranty is BS. They will honor it but the processing fee is usually the cost of a new cover anyhow. I'm more concerned with fit than the warranty.
 
It looks like it's cut to fit well but I'll find out friday when I put it on for a test fit. I need to figure out the tie down if I'm gonna use it daily. Rope is a pain so I may try a regular cover cable to speed up getting it on & off.
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Re: 79 wagon car cover
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2012, 06:58:04 PM »
I used to take a rubber bouncy ball/super ball (small ) like kids play with and zip tie it into the fabric. Then just attached a bungie from the ball to the underside. If it did come loose all that would hit the car was the rubber ball.

I know what you mean about the ropes.
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Re: 79 wagon car cover
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2012, 07:10:52 PM »
This one has the grommet for the cable lock but I never thought about a short bungee on each side. I'll have to see if that might work.
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Re: 79 wagon car cover
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2012, 07:25:03 PM »
I live on a lake and believe me the wind blows. Never had to retrieve any of my old ones from the neighbors yard yet.
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Re: 79 wagon car cover
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2012, 10:06:35 PM »
I just bought a cover from walmart for my wagon. Its a size 3. It fits pretty good in my opinion. The car is now garaged but when it was out side I used a bungee cord under the car between the two grommets and it held on just fine.
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Re: 79 wagon car cover
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2012, 11:06:50 PM »
I just bought a cover from walmart for my wagon. Its a size 3. It fits pretty good in my opinion. The car is now garaged but when it was out side I used a bungee cord under the car between the two grommets and it held on just fine.


qikpnto.. what was the name brand/ style.. or was it just size 3?? Remember my wife is picking this up, and she likes details.. She can shop all day for a dress, but doesn't have much time for looking when it comes to car stuff. Not complaining, at least she will go and get it. :o

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Re: 79 wagon car cover
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2012, 12:01:31 AM »
Its a Budge Five Gold Star Barrier car cover. They have different levels, as in 3 and 4 star covers. This cover cost about $75.
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Re: 79 wagon car cover
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2012, 12:03:00 AM »
Hey thanks for the quick response.. I'll have the wife go and get one for me for sure.
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Re: 79 wagon car cover
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2012, 05:17:25 PM »
I finally had the car home to check the cover fit. It's been sitting at work & I've been in my dually the last few weeks. It fits the car OK but it's not custom cut for a Pinto wagon.
 
I didn't expect much from a $50 cover but it is good quality & should give me a couple years of service. The fit wasn't worthy of pictures & I'm still waiting for an antenna patch in the mail so I can start using it.
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Re: 79 wagon car cover
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2012, 05:23:37 PM »
Hey thanks for that up date Pinto 5.0. I'll be home Tuesday night and I finally get to put a few miles on the wagon. ;D I'm going to try and get one after the ride for sure.

Hoping to be making a run over to San Antonio for some upgrade parts while I'm off as well.
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Re: 79 wagon car cover
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2012, 07:34:46 PM »
hi i found one listed on autozones website  apox 75.00 i think but says its fitted for pintowagons.  chris
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Re: 79 wagon car cover
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2012, 01:44:08 AM »
If you're serious about a really high-quality, custom-fitted cover you might want to check out California Car Cover Co. (www.calcarcove r.com).  Be warned... they are NOT cheap! 

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