Boot Cover for 2003 Thunderbird

I recently purchased a 2003 Thunderbird that did not have the boot cover with it. I've searched high and low on the Internet and reviewed some of the posts on this site. Those that are available are extremely expensive or no longer available. I decided I was going to try and make one myself. I've never done anything like that before so I have two questions. First, has anyone ever created their own boot cover for their convertible that and if so do they have any tips for a novice? Secondly, does anyone have the dimensions of the boot cover that they would share? Thanks in advance for any replies!

Larks 1956
 
I have been thinking the same thing. I am leaning towards building it out of 3/8 inch plywood (2 pieces in order to be foldable) and then taking it to an upholstery shop for padding and leather
 
I recently purchased a 2003 Thunderbird that did not have the boot cover with it. I've searched high and low on the Internet and reviewed some of the posts on this site. Those that are available are extremely expensive or no longer available. I decided I was going to try and make one myself. I've never done anything like that before so I have two questions. First, has anyone ever created their own boot cover for their convertible that and if so do they have any tips for a novice? Secondly, does anyone have the dimensions of the boot cover that they would share? Thanks in advance for any replies!

Larks 1956
I to am in the same boat ,looking for a pattern or someone who has a discarded tonneau that would be willing to let me use it as a pattern. I have the proper Industrial machines to do it , and the avenue for the materials. I need a 2003 - 2005 as a 2002 is quite different.
Like you I would appreciate any assistance in my quest to appropriate the above mentioned item.

Dave Brown (2003 black premium )
The Villages (Lady Lake )
Florida, 32159
585 746 9305 (leave a message speak clearly I'm hearing impaired)
 

Gus Gutz

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Mine came from Thunderbird concepts before they weren't out. I will take some photos with measurements this weekend. I ordered it days before they went out and got a great price on it. I'm willing to create some sort of template out of it too.
 
I have been thinking the same thing. I am leaning towards building it out of 3/8 inch plywood (2 pieces in order to be foldable) and then taking it to an upholstery shop for padding and leather
I was thinking the exact same thing except making it in three evenly spaced pieces with perhaps piano hinges so it could be folded and stored in the trunk.
 
Hello Larks, Thru another thread on this forum I was put in contact with Rich at J&R Upholstery in Yuma, AZ https://jr-uph.com/. Rich is making me a boot cover from a pattern he made from Javier's (the person in the thread) boot cover. I am having Rich make my boot cover in light tan. If you would like I will let you know what I think of his work. Thanks, Gary Craig, Chugiak, Alaska
 
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Gus Gutz

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Well this thing bigger than I thought. Looking for something big enough to trace it out on. Probably going to go get some butcher paper.
 
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