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    After installing a Morspeed wind blocker, I was unable to fully fasten the boot cover on the Triumph. I talked to Bob Danielson about making a custom boot cover, and after some discussion he suggested one of his padded boot covers with "grommets" inserted to allow the Morspeed fastening pins to go through. The results are spectacular; the vinyl from his inventory (a Mercedes Benz product, I believe) is much nicer and way heavier than the stock cover. I did not want to destroy the original Triumph Boot Cover, so I took his advice and he made me a padded cover.

    After I installed snaps (from McMaster Carr) and grommets (same source), I just had to buy a couple of plastic spacers and longer fastening screws. One advantage - the wind blocker is now 1 ¼" higher, providing better coverage. I'm very pleased with the results.

    The photo on the right shows the old boot cover (original TR6 issue) having to be routed around the blocker mounting. The left two are the Bobby D creation. Great job, Bob!
    1976 TR-6 BRG - CF57239U
    Carbs by Poolboy
    Rear Camber Kit, Rear Hubs by Goodparts
    Gear Reduction Starter by TSI
    Distributor by British Vacuum

  • #2
    Thanks Bart... you did a great job with the snaps and the windblocker
    1975 Mimosa with a few upgrades/mods:
    Patton TBI
    HVDA Toyota 5 speed
    Goodparts Nissan Diff
    Goodparts CVJs
    AAW Wire Harness
    Miata Seats
    Boyd Welding Custom 15 gallon aluminum gas tank

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    • #3
      Hello Bart, I have the exact same issue. I wanted to do what you have done except I am concerned the wind blocker would vibrate or oscillate because of the material between the bracket and blocker. Can you let me know if your set up is solid? Maybe a picture with it off?

      Randy
      1972 TR6
      Last edited by TRIFIK6; 08-28-2019, 08:31 PM.
      1972 TR6 Jasmine Yellow CC79030U
      Purchased in 1973, 3rd owner
      Restored 2009

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      • #4
        He does great work! Got mine installed today.

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        1976 CF54385 U
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        • #5
          Originally posted by TRIFIK6 View Post
          Hello Bart, I have the exact same issue. I wanted to do what you have done except I am concerned the wind blocker would vibrate or oscillate because of the material between the bracket and blocker. Can you let me know if your set up is solid? Maybe a picture with it off?

          Randy
          1972 TR6
          Hi Randy... if you've got a stock cover just go with the grommet and it'll be fine..... mine was like that for about 10 years until I started making the padded boot cover. With the padded cover you need a short spacer under the cover, to "lift" it even with the rest of the cover..... it's an aesthetic thing..... it just looks better with the spacer..... and no problems with either set up.
          1975 Mimosa with a few upgrades/mods:
          Patton TBI
          HVDA Toyota 5 speed
          Goodparts Nissan Diff
          Goodparts CVJs
          AAW Wire Harness
          Miata Seats
          Boyd Welding Custom 15 gallon aluminum gas tank

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          • #6
            Randy - here is a picture of the "bits" I used to anchor the wind blocker. The plastic spacer is from McMaster Carr - the spacer is 1 ½" OD and 1 ¼" long; the knurled screw is 2 ½" long.

            The knurled screw can be made tight enough to keep the wind screen stable. I tried smaller OD spacers but they let the screen "wobble". I bought the largest OD spacer I could to provide a large bearing surface for the bracket. The grommet I used rests on the spacer and the screw clamps everything down tight - I use channel-lock pliers to get it good ant tight. So far, so good.
            1976 TR-6 BRG - CF57239U
            Carbs by Poolboy
            Rear Camber Kit, Rear Hubs by Goodparts
            Gear Reduction Starter by TSI
            Distributor by British Vacuum

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            • #7
              Thanks Bart for the detailed picture. So you just punched a hole in your cover, correct. Since I do not use a padded cover, I would not require the spacer. Again my only concern is to be able to tighten it enough so the screen does not wobble. Not sure if having the vinyl between the brackets would provide that.
              Randy
              Last edited by TRIFIK6; 08-30-2019, 11:22 AM.
              1972 TR6 Jasmine Yellow CC79030U
              Purchased in 1973, 3rd owner
              Restored 2009

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              • #8
                Randy, if you put a grommet on the boot cover, it is generally rigid enough to allow enough "clamping force" on the screw to keep everything tight. I agree with you that without the grommet, the vinyl may not allow you to get tight enough.
                1976 TR-6 BRG - CF57239U
                Carbs by Poolboy
                Rear Camber Kit, Rear Hubs by Goodparts
                Gear Reduction Starter by TSI
                Distributor by British Vacuum

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TRIFIK6 View Post
                  ....Again my only concern is to be able to tighten it enough so the screen does not wobble. Not sure if having the vinyl between the brackets would provide that.
                  Randy
                  Won't be a problem.... as I siad up above I ran mine that way for many years.
                  1975 Mimosa with a few upgrades/mods:
                  Patton TBI
                  HVDA Toyota 5 speed
                  Goodparts Nissan Diff
                  Goodparts CVJs
                  AAW Wire Harness
                  Miata Seats
                  Boyd Welding Custom 15 gallon aluminum gas tank

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                  • #10
                    Bart, are you planning to show that wind blocker at the CTR gathering next Sunday 9/8 at Wickham Park?
                    Brian Cunningham
                    1973 CF4325U Overdrive has been added
                    "Liz's" Plate is: T-AH6

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                    • #11
                      Brian - plan to be there - it's on my calendar.
                      1976 TR-6 BRG - CF57239U
                      Carbs by Poolboy
                      Rear Camber Kit, Rear Hubs by Goodparts
                      Gear Reduction Starter by TSI
                      Distributor by British Vacuum

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