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BigCat

I've acquired a 54-plate Mondeo and a dog.

 

In my friend's Mondeo estate, he has a boot cover that is pleated and slides backward and forward to cover things up.

 

My Mondeo is a hatchback, and I take the dog out in it.  His bed and safety harness are in the boot, which means that each time I take him out, I have to remove the boot cover (so he doesn't have to sit in the dark!) and put it over the back seats, or leave it at home.  Then I forget about it (I'm blonde) and then have to go out leaving the contents of the boot on show.

 

Is it possible to get a pleated boot cover (if that's the correct term) for a hatchback?  If so, please tell me more.

 

TIA

 

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hubby1959

The MK 2 estate has a sprung loaded cloth cover for the boot, I assume the MK 3 does as well, (Though I've never seen one), it might be that you could modify one of those to work in your hatchback, but how you would do it is beyond me without me actually seeing what was needed.

 

There must be someone on here that's tried it, or attempted to try it at some point, hopefully they will give you a better idea of whats needed, or even if it's possible or not

BigCat

Thank you.  If I can't get one, maybe I could find some night-sight glasses for the dog. 

 

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FOCA

I have a mk3 estate and hatch as well

 

The estate has a "metal pole" with a cover that pulls out of it - i don't use it (extra weight) - it does not fit the hatchback

 

What you could do is get a black sheet and throw it over anything in the boot - it works well and takes no space or weight up, even large items that you have to put the seats down for can be covered up with a large enough black sheet - and you can leave the rear parcel shelf at home  

 

Alternatively you could get the windows (back from the centre pillar) tinted - you can get tints that you can see out of but people cant see in - keeps the dog cooler in the sun too

 

You can also get removable window screens for your Mondeo -

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Mondeo-5dr-00-07-CAR-SUN-SHADES-BLINDS-TINT-/180433356154?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&fits=Model%3AMondeo%7CPlat_Gen%3AMK+III&hash=item2a02aa857a#ht_4785wt_1118

 

Perhaps you could make a cover? 

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Boot-lining-cover-mat-felt-backed-car-or-van-floor-carpet-matting-sound-proof-/190826322944?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2c6e229c00#ht_2129wt_880

FOCA

Thank you.  If I can't get one, maybe I could find some night-sight glasses for the dog. 

 

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Aaww! - you need to get a "Ford" collar badge instead of the "VW" one! 

BigCat

I like the idea of those blinds - Mansfield is near here, so I might nip over and see what they look like.

 

When you said maybe I could make one, I was just about to get my knitting needles out ...........  <g>

 

Poor dog - he'd be too embarrassed to wear a Ford badge, although I've been told by a mechanic that my particular Mondeo was made in Germany.  Maybe I should take the dog's badge off his collar and glue it to the front of my radiator grille, so people would know I still have a fine example of German engineering  ;-)

 

Edit: sorry, forgot to say thank you.

FOCA

I like the idea of those blinds - Mansfield is near here, so I might nip over and see what they look like.

 

When you said maybe I could make one, I was just about to get my knitting needles out ...........  <g>

 

Poor dog - he'd be too embarrassed to wear a Ford badge, although I've been told by a mechanic that my particular Mondeo was made in Germany.  Maybe I should take the dog's badge off his collar and glue it to the front of my radiator grille, so people would know I still have a fine example of German engineering  ;-)

 

Edit: sorry, forgot to say thank you.

No worries!

 

I used to have a Golf - id rather push the Mondeo than drive the Golf (Golf is better than a corsa, though  :lol:  )

 

Knit a rear parcel shelf! - great idea! - keeps all your goodies out of sight when parked, roll it up when you don't need it or could even keep the dog warm! - can you make me one :lol:   

BigCat

Wash your mouth out, you bad man!  Fancy mentioning a Golf in the same sentence as a Corsa!  :wacko:  :D

 

I see you have a rather more fancy Mondeo than I have - mine's a bog standard 1800cc petrol model that struggles up steep hills and couldn't do a traffic light start to save it's life.  I'm quite fond of it really, it is a big load carrier but it is quite high, soft suspension drinks fuel like it's going out of fashion, which wouldnn't be so bad if it had the performance to match the consumption.  And it's only done 80k miles (my last Golf had a quarter of a million on the clock).

 

Still, it carries me and the dog around and is unlikely to earn me a speeding ticket.

 

(I think you've probably driven the wrong model Golf though, if you think it's not much better than a Corsa.  Having driven them all up to the Mk5, my favourite was our Mk2 G60 - supercharged hatchback that would give a Cosworth a run for its money!)

 

BTW - when does the Mondeo need its cambelt/tensioner changing?   

 

Just read your spec list and it's very impressive. Will go and read your build thread shortly.



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