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    Ask me! I've got my Leatherman!

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    the gina concept? did they leave off the 'v' and the 'a'???

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    the gina concept? did they leave off the 'v' and the 'a'???

    Ginava?

    Peace,
    Mulva

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    They exist....

    velorex.jpg

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    There could be a niche business making something like that to protect the occupants of an Ariel Atom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    They exist....

    velorex.jpg
    It’s missing the big flappy dog ears....

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    Plus about a thousand aircraft types...

    But it's very cool to see it in a car.

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    Is it like slip covers? Can you change the colors and is it machine washable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    Is it like slip covers? Can you change the colors and is it machine washable?
    Yes, it's machine washable, but if the water is too hot your Cadillac will turn into a Prius.

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    28-32 MG model M 1928-32

    Ash frame, fabric covered plywood body


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    1928 Minerva

    leather (skin) covered body
    http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2017...f-leather.html


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    Fabric covered bodies and fenders have been around a long time.
    Interesting article on "patent leather" fenders (which was just lacquered or enamaled) here, if curious.
    http://theoldmotor.com/?p=145373
    Many of the old carriages were "skin" covered. Much of it painted and polished so well that today it would be unrecognizable as leather.

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    …and then there was basket work………..




    and a 1929 Bugatti Torpedo no less…..



    Rob, any good at wicker work………...

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