Waterproof cover for a Morgan +4

Waterproof cover for a Morgan +4

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loudpedal

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3,926 posts

272 months

Monday 12th May 2003
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Can anyone recommend a decent waterproof cover for these?

so far I have found a site called 'classic additions Ltd' can anyone recommend them?

many thanks...

clubsport

7,267 posts

261 months

Monday 12th May 2003
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I have a classic additions cover that I use for another car.It would be ok short term for a Morgan.
I really would try to keep a Mog in a garage as even with cuprinol treatment the cost of repairs to internal is scary.
I don't think you will do any better than this cover to be fair.

loudpedal

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3,926 posts

272 months

Monday 12th May 2003
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Clubsport

cheers for this... the car is going to be outdoors for 2 months in the summer, but RIGHT by the sea.

Might go for a waxoyl before hand... is this any good for a Morgan? I get it done on my Tiv at service time...

clubsport

7,267 posts

261 months

Monday 12th May 2003
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Yes waxoyl is the answer...I totally rebuilt my car from the bare chassis up.....Chassis has 15+ coats of paint,obviously galvanising is better,the wooden frame is the problem,,,i have dipped mine(new)in cuprinol before firtting and again given it 15+ applications before marine varnish....You have to waxoyl where the wings overlap on the wooden frame...factory underseal is not a good idea on these cars as it helps trap water.
Just work waxoyl into every crease horrible job,but will pay dividends in the long run.

Morgans basically rot from the inside out,,like an over ripe fruit the skin can hold them together,as you are looking at individual pieces of wood and all body panels that have to be hand finished,to the nearest 2 inches to fit you can end up with big bills..Prevention is everything have fun!

loudpedal

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3,926 posts

272 months

Tuesday 13th May 2003
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Clubsport, many thanks for the advice.

However, it's my dad's car, so i'll let him decide what he does! cheers tho...

Biggles111

461 posts

266 months

Friday 16th May 2003
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As has been said, a cover is better than nothing short term, get a garage if you can.

I would not leave it covered for more than 2 months though - I left my 1980's 4/4 under a cover at a dealer who was selling it for me (he had no covered space left) and it was quite bad after a few months - rusted fuel tank, siezed shocks etc. It was quite tired to start off with (I did have it up to 140,000 miles on the clock) but it went downhill fast.

mogin

9 posts

261 months

Friday 16th May 2003
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For short periods Halfords car covers may be ok. If you get a full size car one you could probably wrap the Mog in it twice over! For longer periods of storage a frieng of mine uses a CarCoon - This is like an inflatable bubble tent and runs off the mains. V. expensive though.

vmax

21 posts

260 months

Monday 26th May 2003
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My Morgan is not garaged and stays under a water-proof cover with a fleecy lining all year round. After five years, no rot (it was cuprinoled and undersealed at the factory), and the paint looks good. The cover is beginning to leak a bit at some seams, but as it gets taken off every day that comes as no surprise.

No idea what brand the cover is. Got it from FH Douglass in Ealing (020 8567 0570). Speak to Tony Hempel and tell him you want the heavy-duty type, NOT the breathable one.

My neighbour uses the breathable one on his 996 and is not happy with it (the cover, that is).