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Old 11-17-2012, 07:48 PM   #3
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2005 SaaBeeru


Work your way out from there the next day, continually making sure that the sides can stand straight up with the folds. If you have enough weights and wood, you can glue 4 pieces at once and an odd shaped piece can even help with the 'stepped' part at the back of the driver's side strut tower:
Take the strut tower scraps and cut out a 2 ridge tab right at the inside middle of each:
Put the tub back into the car then put the strut tower vinyl piece in and cut out a piece for the backseat retainer loop:
Next, push the tub against the towers as much as possible and cut a slot in it for the loop:
Start to shape the strut tower cover and sides to better fit the tower. Trim down the cover piece as needed so it doesn't make the sides stick out, then mark with chalk where the pieces should be joined for gluing:
The finished cover piece should look something like this:
The gluing of this is pretty straightforward, but I recommend flipping the tub upside- down for most of it and gluing in 3 sessions.*
After that you will need to glue the ends of the sides to the base. Trim down the side ends as you see fit but leave the ends of the base long, trim those once back in the car. Unfortunately, this is the hardest part to glue, I wound up having to put one end up on a table so that I could lay the other end on the floor to put weights on the end:*
Next, here are a few types of retainers/straps I considered, any might work for you:*
In the end I used the short bungee cords for securing to the headrests and the gear ties for securing flaps.*The flap design is really up to you, I cut flaps for the back of the hatch and both rear doors. The rear hatch door is the one that is truly necessary since the curve of the rear door makes the tub truly fit once you've cut out a flap, grommeted it and cinched it up. For getting the front of the tub to fit tight, I first shrink-tubed the *metal ends of the bungee cord:*
Next I simply clamped it down under the headrest, it stays here surprisingly well:*
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