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Ok. So I'm really in quite a good mood because my wife , who hated my first Alfa, has agreed that my new roundtail is pretty nice, drives better than her mini, and has been much more reliable than my last Alfa. She took it out to work, which amazed me, and said it drove great. "if only it didn't keep trying to blow my skirt and hair up". So I decided to make her a windblocker.

I can't afford to by a new one now, so here's what I did. Cost less than $15, and works AMAZING.

1. Bought two precut pieces of aluminum tubing (1/16th thick, 1/2" diameter, 3ft long), role of black window screen material.
2. Bought 100" of nylon strap, eight snap buttons, six grommets.
3. Drove the metal tubing through the convertible top frame just behind the seats, where it is remarkable stable.
4. stretched and secured the screen between the two tubes using the nylon straps attached with bottons and grommets.

The whole set up is very easy to take apart and install (about a minute), The screen roles up and everything stores in a tiny corner of the trunk. It works Great! At 80 MPH there's some wind noise but almost NO buffetting.

I've seen discussion on this site about using the headrests with t-shirts, pantyhose, plexiglas, etc. I guess this is in the same ballpark, but it really doesn't look cheap and it really works.

It does take some time to measure our the screen material and position the bittons so it is stretched tight.
 

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She took it out to work, which amazed me, and said it drove great. "if only it didn't keep trying to blow my skirt and hair up". So I decided to make her a windblocker.

I don't think there is any problem with a skirt blowing up!!!:D

Actually, I'm seriously considering making one for my spider also, thanks for the alternative to plexiglass, which I didn't really want!

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I don't think there is any problem with a skirt blowing up!!!:D

Fair enough. I'll have to grill her on that one.

Actually, I'm seriously considering making one for my spider also, thanks for the alternative to plexiglass, which I didn't really want!

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I think you'll find it sure stores easier too!
 
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