Making a trunk cover for a Honda FitI recently bought a 2013 Honda Fit. After I drove it home, I called the dealership because they forgot to give me a trunk cover. Except they hadn't. This part of the car is a $350 "accessory" with Honda. What a ripoff!
I could get one cheaper online, but by the time I'd get it shipped to Canada, I don't think it would be that cheap anymore. So I built one myself.
I also added some thin ribs across the piece. My long reach clamps came in handy once again (it's hard to imagine what I did before I built those!)
The trunk lid curves outward quite a bit, so my piece of cardboard wasn't quite wide enough. I extended the trunk cover to make sure you can't see what's in the trunk. I glued an extra piece of cardboard on.
For reference, I took a photo of it exactly perpendicular, from far away, and at right angles. That way, you can use my BigPrint program to make an exact 1:1 printout if you make your own Honda fit trunk cover. Just download this file honda_fit_trunk_cover.bpf and the BigPrint eval copy, and drop the file onto BigPrint.
Figuring out the shape of the thing was the most complicated part of the job, so that should make it easier to make one, regardless of how you make it. You could even make one out of rigid Styrofoam.
I spray painted the whole thing black. I used a matte spray paint. I should have used the glossy paint. The glossy paint for my dust photographing box came out much better on the cardboard.
Even though it's very light and made of cardboard, the wooden ribs give it surprising rigidity.
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