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Nov 16, 2009 (8:19 am)
Yes, I have considered that about using a cover (that moisture gets trapped underneath). I think at this point I am going to build a sturdy enough "shed" for it, with a roof and walls but with no floor. And then I won't cover it with the tarp. And I will go ahead and get rid of the rust as best as I can for now. There's not too much.
As for the car, yes it's fairly rare in the sense that I've been looking for a specific year and model for many years. They are often either too far away, completely rebuilt and expensive, or parts cars. I happened to find one 30 miles from my home that's the exact make/model and even the color I wanted, with everything in tact - it just needs to be rebuilt. So it's hard to pass up.
Actually, the only reason I'm sitting on it is because I want my boys to be older to help me with it. I could conceivably do some of the body work myself now just to get it in better condition. And maybe I should even consider taking the body apart and storing the pieces in my garage.
#8 of 11 One thing that might help...
Nov 16, 2009 (8:31 am)
is to park the car on top of a plastic tarp or sheet. That will at least provide a barrier between the ground moisture and your car. You'll still have to deal with rain water that gets on top of the plastic, though, although that probably wouldn't be as bad as constant moisture from the ground. Plus, with the plastic tarp, any water that sits on top might evaporate quicker.
As for covering the car, they do make breathable covers. They won't keep rain water off the car, but will help with dust, bird crap, etc.
And if you end up building that shed to keep this car indoors, then in addition to putting down a plastic tarp, you might also want to put a few sheets of plywood down as well, to provide an extra barrier between your car and the ground.
#9 of 11 Re: True [tomgreever]
Nov 16, 2009 (5:11 pm)
i think you need a floor in addition to the shed to prevent moisture from forming under the vehicle surfaces.
i have a vehicle in my driveway (blacktop) that has been there for about 3 months.
every once in a while, i check under the hood to make sure no little critters have started making nests under there.
on a warm day, after a good amount of rain in previous days, i opened the hood (2 weeks since i last looked) and there was a bunch of moisture covering a lot of the areas of the engine bay.
andre, i see you just posted something similar.
#10 of 11 Re: True [explorerx4]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Nov 16, 2009 (6:42 pm)
You need a floor covering AND a small electric fan circulating air underneath.
#11 of 11 Re: True [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 17, 2009 (6:19 pm)
i'm going to start driving it in about 3 weeks, so it will be all set when my kid comes back from a semester in the land down under.