CONVERTIBLE TOPS, TOP BOOTS, SIDE CURTAINS, AND TONNEAU COVERS
Web Site Special from The Roadster Factory
HOW TO DETERMINE THE CORRECT TONNEAU COVER
FOR YOUR TR2, TR3
At TRF much time has been spent studying the different tonneau covers listed in the factory
parts catalogue for the TR2 and TR3 models. During the production of these cars there were five
different change points listed by the factory. In some cases, the changes are obvious and the correct
tonneau cover can be supplied based on commission number. In other cases, the customer will need to
study our listings and compare them to his or her car to make a selection.
The very earliest tonneau cover for the TR2 was fitted up to commission number TS1871. That
tonneau cover was longer from front to back than covers fitted after that point as the Tenax pegs on
the dash were fitted in front of the dash capping piece. On later cars the Tenax pegs, and then Lift-
The-Dot pegs after TS5256, were fitted through the dash capping piece. This longer tonneau cover is
not currently available.
After commission number TS1872, the overall size and shape of the tonneau covers seems to be
the same except for two details.
The first and most difficult difference to document is the location of the first peg on the doors.
On some cars the peg was close to the door top capping piece, about 1-/2 inches away, while on
others the peg was farther away, about 2-inches. These are approximate dimensions as we have found
a lot of variation. The shape of the front corners of the tonneau covers needs to be different
depending on the location of that peg. In cases where the peg is closer to the capping, the tonneau
cover would have rounded corners. Where the peg is farther away, the front corners of the tonneau
cover would need to have more of a square shape so that there is enough material to reach the peg.
There is no indication when these changes may have been made. The early tonneau covers that have
been supplied by Robbins in the past have the round corners. We have asked Robbins to add a new
tonneau cover for TRF that will have the square corners for customers who find they have doors on
which the first peg is farther away from the door top capping. Many of the cars that we have studied
at shows seem to need to have the cover with the square corners. Karen Border is supplying some
graphics here to show the differences. Using the details above and Karen's graphics, you will need to
study your car to determine the correct tonneau cover.
The other difference involves the location of the Lift-The-Dot peg on the rear quarter (dogleg)
panel. At commission number TS41742, the LTD peg was moved up and back, and a slit and flap
was added to the tonneau cover to make it easier to fold the cover in behind the seats. This cover
cannot be used on cars which have the LTD peg located in the earlier position. We have found that
on these later cars, the first stud on each door is in a position to require a cover with square corners as
discussed above. The RBTC1234 tonneau cover is correct for these cars.
We hope that this will help you to choose the tonneau cover that is correct for your car. If you
still have questions, please call Dan Mabon at 800 234-1104.
ROBBINS TOP AND TONNEAU MATERIALS AND COLOURS
Robbins material is high-quality top
material made in the U.S. with a
grain and look similar to original
material used on British cars.
white, khaki tan, caramel tan.
British Everflex Vinyl
Everflex is the highest quality vinyl
material available for British tops and
Everflex Colours:Black, white,
khaki tan, caramel tan, cream, red,
blue, green, maroon, grey, or dark
Sunfast Canvas Material
Sunfast is a modern canvas material layered
with rubber and cotton backing. Very high
quality, long life, resistance to fading,
flexible. Classic look.
Sunfast Colours:Black, tan, blue,
brown, redberry, grey, or dark burgundy
TENAX OR LTD
PEG UP TO
OF LTD PEG
LOCATION OF TENAX OR LTD
PEG FOR ROUNDED CORNER
LOCATION OF TENAX OR
LTD PEG FOR SQUARED
CORNER TONNEAU COVER