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Old 12-05-2005, 11:16 AM
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Storing vehicals outside

Hey everybody. In the garage we have my moms grand prix, and the benz... In the shed we have the honda shadow (ace 1100)... Theres some room in the shed for a small car, but not enough for a truck.

I allready posted this in the tech area, but only got one responce

I need to store a 82 f150 outside... I know its not a benz, and the things hardly show quality... but we just replaced a bunch of brake parts (mainly the lines,wheel cylinders, and the proportioning valve... what a pain in the butt.....)
Anyways the reason most of them failed was because of rust (AND... I expect to do the friggin hard fuel lines soon)... The truck is at my grampas house, and its stored on 1 1'2 in thick red tiles, with less than 1/32 between them. The tiles are in good shape, and not cracked. Theyre located between the main driveway, and the lawn at his house... I really dont know how to store something outside, but this is snow country...

What should I do to store this thing outside? I have a concreate driveway, and a big grass lawn... I was told that a pea gravel pit (big enough to drive/park on) would be a good thing to put a car on...
Whats a good thing to store a vehical on, and how should I prepair the vehical (other than fluids & filters)

Thanks alot, I REALLY appreciate it
~Nate
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Old 12-05-2005, 12:02 PM
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Old 12-05-2005, 12:36 PM
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What is the difference between parking a car and storing a car? Parking is measured in months, storing in years.

We park our convertible outside all winter. The motorcycles are parked in a dry spot in the garage. We turn off the key (remove from the vehicle outside so nobody borrows it ) and they just kind of sit there, waiting patiently. If the weather turns nice enough, or we need the convertible, we start it and drive it.

They get a sip from a battery charger when needed.

In the spring we get in and go.
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Old 12-05-2005, 01:27 PM
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The worst surface to park on for long periods is grass. Gravel or concrete are better. If possible park in the sun. (in Wisconsin anyway) You want the sun to dry up condensation. Try not to store under trees if you can help it. Leaf stains can be tough to remove after months.
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Old 12-05-2005, 02:39 PM
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Old 12-05-2005, 03:36 PM
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you are going to park the f150 for the winter, why? trucks are better in the snow man.
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Old 12-05-2005, 04:07 PM
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Drr... I guess I made it out to appear that I'm parking it durning the winter, which is'nt so

This is a dedicated winter beater, and summer hauler (I need to haul carpets and tools for work)
I'm just trying to cut down what little rust i'll be getting during the long sits in the summer...
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Old 12-05-2005, 04:22 PM
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Drr... I guess I made it out to appear that I'm parking it durning the winter, which is'nt so

This is a dedicated winter beater, and summer hauler (I need to haul carpets and tools for work)
I'm just trying to cut down what little rust i'll be getting during the long sits in the summer...
Thanks alot
~Nate
ok sorry.. yeah the mice can definately be a problem.. make sure to close off the vents...moving it once in a while is not a bed thing either.. wherever you park, do so in a spot where water runs of best.. pointing upward so the bed drains etc.. i have parked some of my past junkers on all kinds of surfaces and don't really see much difference in them. it's what you park under (or in the way of) is what makes the difference to me.. maple and needled trees are the worst because they "drip" all the freaking time.. leaners may crash onto the vehicle in a strong storm..
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...and the point is???
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Old 12-05-2005, 06:22 PM
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maybe his account has been hacked.. i was wondering the same thing
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Old 12-06-2005, 01:26 PM
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If Jeff's account was hacked we are in deep trouble...
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