Originally Posted by youngpeck
The Armstrong on my '76 works like new. I will be cleaning, straightening, de-hornet-nesting, and, yes, keeping the shroud, which is a little worse for wear, but looks like it will be fine. I kind of like the "battle-tested" look.
There is a real problem with the old brittle Armstrong AC covers.
They indeed have had a great life, but when they are 'done" the plastic is very brittle.
Keep in mind that when traveling at 60 MPH, there is a large wind force hitting that shroud. There have been reports of a part of the old shroud flying off and causing damage to another vehicle.
That makes a liability case from the get go.
Attorney's today, look for any excuse, so they can sue someone.
Could that happen from a piece of the shroud flying off?
Sure can and does, not often, not impossible.
And the worst thing, those pieces can fly off without the driver ever being aware of it, until later.