Tonneaus are essential Bugeye gear. I use mine all the time, and find that people will not unzip and peer-in when my Sprite is parked. Thus this simple piece of vinyl offers some degree of security. It’s an illusion and I wouldn’t leave cash on the seat, but like an open front door to your house with the screen door closed, some people won’t try it, while an open doorway is free game. Tonneaus have the added benefit of keeping rain, sun and dirt out. They are quick to unfurl. And you can drive with them sealing the passenger cockpit to keep in some heat during the shoulder seasons. Every Bugeye should have one.
Here’s our black everflex tonneau fit to Bix’s Bugeye, freshly installed and customized with velcro tabs to accommodate his roll bar. This is a superior product to what you would normally find offered for sale for Bugeyes, because it is made out of a slightly more stretchy material that makes it much easier to snap closed or remove, especially when the temperature is cool.
Tonneaus are sold with no fasteners installed in the vinyl so they need to be stretched and fit to your particular car. Roll bars are all different, and any good auto interior shop can help you to customize the tonneau should you have a roll bar in your car.
This is a long tonneau, which means it fastens over the rear hooks on the back deck as shown. Short tonneaus are also available–they fasten to a row of fittings along the back edge of the cockpit. Many colors are available as you see in the photos. You can use the drop down menu to select the color you like.