Last post on Sep 15, 2013 at 8:37 PM
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Toyota Camry Solara, Convertible
#17 of 26 Re: Windscreen installation [jennifer99]
Jun 25, 2009 (5:56 pm)
Actually, I bought Ted's windscreen! I figured I'd reply, just in case he doesn't see these posts.
BUT... sad to say, I haven't had it installed yet. I have been out-of-state a lot since the beginning of the year. But I need to get it done soon ~ cruisin' weather is here!!!
#18 of 26 Windblox windscreens???
Apr 12, 2010 (2:19 pm)
Has anyone installed or have knowledge of the windblox.com windscreens? It looks pretty cool but I'm skeptical that they actually work as well as the traditional metal/canvas that have to be installed by a professional. I would like to be able to use my back seat while the windscreen is installed and this maker claims that with their windscreen you can have back seat passengers with no problem. Thanks all!
#19 of 26 Windblox windscreens
Apr 12, 2010 (3:42 pm)
The picture one their website seems to show that their design makes the passenger side back of seat cargo pocket inaccessible though. I keep trays for eating in the car and other stuff back there. Don't think I like that feature.
It does open up the back seat though. My dealer installed fabric in metal frame windscreen does man that no passengers only cargo can go in the back when I'm using mine.
Thanks for sharing this.
Apr 21, 2010 (4:11 pm)
Yes, the windscreen does a fine job at letting you have passengers in the back. It's one of the few I have owned that I can actually say I really enjoyed using while still gaining functionality from the car's full interior. It also let's you see out the back a lot ore than the fabric ones, so I have to give it my two thumbs up.
#21 of 26 need fastener/clip for 2008 Solara convertible windscreen
Jun 30, 2010 (12:23 pm)
The windscreen for my 2008 Toyota Solara convertible attaches behind the back seat with 2 little metal clip-type fasteners, one of which fell off somewhere and is lost. The Toyota dealer's Parts Dept scoured their resources and swear there is no such thing in Toyota's inventory that I can buy. It's such a tiny little item, probably worth only a few cents, but is integral to use of the windscreen. Does anyone know where/how I can get a couple of these fasteners? Thanks!
#22 of 26 Solara convertible windscreen clip
Jun 30, 2010 (12:54 pm)
1) Take your windscreen around to the fabric shops in your community. It they don't have exactly what you're looking for they might be able to direct you to where you can buy them. It's just bent wire.
2) Go to a hardware store, find a suitable hook or buy some wire and bend it into the shape you need.
Hope this helps,
#23 of 26 Re: need fastener/clip for 2008 Solara convertible windscreen [pawlover]
Jul 01, 2010 (7:47 am)
Wow!!! You were able to get a windscreen installed for a 2008? I have been trying for 2 years to locate the hardware! I bought a windscreen off a guy who was turning in his lease. Little did I know the hardware wasn't included
Meegwell, you were the smart one...had it dealer installed right from the get-go! You gave us all a good tip... I will try your suggestion! Thanks...
#24 of 26 Re: need fastener/clip for 2008 Solara convertible windscreen [moms_max]
Jul 22, 2010 (1:39 pm)
Yeah, that's why I would go with a Windblox. They are way easier to get on and they don't require any fancy hardware, etc. You can get them on and off in just a minute or so. That, and with the warranty, you know you won't ever have any problems with it.
#25 of 26 Re: need fastener/clip for 2008 Solara convertible windscreen [pawlover]
Sep 13, 2013 (8:05 am)
I am also missing a hook. Looks like it's been 3 years since you posted this. Did you ever find one?
#26 of 26 Re: need fastener/clip for 2008 Solara convertible windscreen [vinestowines]
Sep 15, 2013 (8:37 pm)
No, I have not. Unfortunately I have been preoccupied with an aging out-of-state mother...while my car sits in the garage
If you look back at the messages in this thread, there was a good suggestion by meegwell during the 2010 posts, I think.
There's a "Top Shop" about an hour from here - they will be my last ditch effort but it might be a few months before I get there! Perhaps they can make one?? I'll post results. If they can get or make one, I'm sure they'd love to know they could sell more!!