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What is this thing??

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by tonybelding, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. tonybelding

    tonybelding Active Member

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    I found a object I can't identify wedged behind the passenger seat of my Roadster. It seems to be a couple of plastic boards covered with felt, and one has an elastic band around it. The two were originally joined in a T-shape by a couple of tabs, now broken:

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    Here's roughly how they look when put together:

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    My intuition is that this might have been something that belonged in the trunk, but I really don't know. Can anybody identify it?
     
  2. eco5280

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    My guess is that's a rudimentary holder for the owner's manual. Left field guess.
     
  3. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    This was once posted to the 'official' Roadster forum:

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  4. NEWDL

    NEWDL R#350 R#1323 Sig23 8136

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    Original owner?

    Also, the vehicle number would help... Last few of vin...
     
  5. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    No, he just bought it used.
    I think it might be #1121
     
  6. tonybelding

    tonybelding Active Member

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    Yes, that's right.

    I found the slot for the manual -- which is something I hadn't known about. It don't see how it could have anything to do with this piece, tho.

    Hmm. Maybe it's something not related to the car, something the previous owner just stuffed back there and forgot about?
     
  7. Strib

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    Where is this slot for the manual??
     
  8. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Under the front of the passenger seat. Alternatively, it works well as a place to store a cap.
     
  9. Fabrizio

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    Since the passenger seat is immobile, anything placed behind it can be hard to get to and easily forgotten.

    Another place for a cap is between the two seats, behind the seat backs against the back wall. The cap sits nicely on the "hump" and the seat backs hold it up (especially if a baseball type cap is folded).
     
  10. Strib

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    The 'mystery object' reminds me of a prop used to display a certificate, award, a conference flyer, etc. Who knows.
     

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