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This is a discussion on Storage? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; So how do all you guy/gals store your vehicles for the winter?? I rent a garage for the winter, take ...

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    Storage?

    So how do all you guy/gals store your vehicles for the winter??

    I rent a garage for the winter, take out the battery and keep it covered.

    I was thinking about putting up on jackstands to keep the tires off the ground... is this safe?

    any other advice, or Do's & DON'Ts is appreciated.

    Thanks

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    i just drop some fuel stabalizer in it and change the oil

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    mmm, i disagree with a bit of your methods. Keep the battery in there, start the car once every 2-3 weeks and try to drive it if you can. That keeps everything lubricated and all seals/gaskets happy. If you're really worried abotu flat spotting the tires, you can put it on jackstands or get some thick carpet foam to drive it onto. I agree with the fuel stabil though.

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    That's is what I do. Put it up on jack stands, start it every so often, even put it in gears so let the tranny fuilds move around as well, add sta-bil to a fuel tank, I even change the oil before the storage. So once the summer come it's ready to hit the road again.
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    I always take my battery out and put it in the basement. This will insure it will start without a charge next spring. If your not gonna drive it don't start it up. I drop my insurance from Nov - April and there is usually salt all over the roads so it doesn't make sense for me to drive it at all. Here's my checklist for storage.

    - Plastic under car to stop condensation. A lot of moisture come up from concrete (I use this year round with carpet over it).
    - Remove battery
    - Clean car
    - Condition leather
    - Check tire pressure
    - Car cover
    - Fill gas tank
    - Change oil in spring.

    I've been storing my car like this for 7 years on the stock tires and don't have any flat spots.

    A heated garage would be the most ideal for preventing gaskets, etc from dry rotting. I just put a heater in mine this year.

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    Fill the tank, less room for condinsation to start to forn if you have any rappid temp changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOCJHH45 View Post
    So how do all you guy/gals store your vehicles for the winter??
    I rent a garage for the winter, take out the battery and keep it covered.

    I was thinking about putting up on jackstands to keep the tires off the ground... is this safe?

    any other advice, or Do's & DON'Ts is appreciated.

    Thanks
    i dont. my car has BALLS. it is my daily driver 24/7/365.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrntWS6 View Post
    I always take my battery out and put it in the basement. This will insure it will start without a charge next spring. If your not gonna drive it don't start it up. I drop my insurance from Nov - April and there is usually salt all over the roads so it doesn't make sense for me to drive it at all. Here's my checklist for storage.

    - Plastic under car to stop condensation. A lot of moisture come up from concrete (I use this year round with carpet over it).
    - Remove battery
    - Clean car
    - Condition leather
    - Check tire pressure
    - Car cover
    - Fill gas tank
    - Change oil in spring.

    I've been storing my car like this for 7 years on the stock tires and don't have any flat spots.

    A heated garage would be the most ideal for preventing gaskets, etc from dry rotting. I just put a heater in mine this year.
    I do all of the above except I change out the oil in the fall and I leave the battery in the car with a trickle charger on it all winter. Fuel stabilizer. Also I start it up every 2/3 weeks. Been doing this for my 98 WS6/M6 for 10 years with no issues.

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    I should have noted I change my oil in the spring because I only put about 500 miles on my car over the summer. So the oil is still very fresh. Otherwise I would change it in the fall.

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    Tires aren't really a big deal on the ground, unless of course you have bias ply tires because that's where the whole "tires off the ground" originated from..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer Sooner View Post
    i dont. my car has BALLS. it is my daily driver 24/7/365.
    some of us have other cars for daily driver duty.
    personally i just leave it in the garage and nothing much else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula View Post
    personally i just leave it in the garage and nothing much else.

    Same here, garage is heated though

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula View Post
    some of us have other cars for daily driver duty.
    personally i just leave it in the garage and nothing much else.
    i bought my car to drive not sit in the garage. i have 2 other cars i could drive but i choose to drive the z. i donno, i just love driving my z. its my favorite car ive had so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer Sooner View Post
    i dont. my car has BALLS. it is my daily driver 24/7/365.
    Here in the north we get enough snow that there is no way you are getting around in a F-Body, some days itís hard to even get around in a 4x4 truck. Also not to mention all the salt on the roads does very bad things to chrome rims and body panels.

    For storage I fill the tank and add some stabilizer. I also leave the battery in and start the car every 2 or 3 weeks and move it backwards or forwards a inch or two just to keep a different part of the tire on the pavement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula View Post
    personally i just leave it in the garage and nothing much else.
    my dad does this with his '72 sting ray. drives me crazy.

    i mean shit, i realize keeping the miles minimal and all, but he's wanted one of these for as long as i can remember and finally got one 3 years ago and i doubt he's put 300 miles on it. gets it out 1 once a month or so to take it 5 miles up the hwy to sonic or somethin like that. TAKE IT OUT AND SHOW IT OFF!!!! although i geuss he is just keeping it safe and off the road for when he passes it down to me 20+ years from now....

    i keep telling him i will put a few miles on it for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vetteemt View Post
    Here in the north we get enough snow that there is no way you are getting around in a F-Body, some days it’s hard to even get around in a 4x4 truck. Also not to mention all the salt on the roads does very bad things to chrome rims and body panels.

    For storage I fill the tank and add some stabilizer. I also leave the battery in and start the car every 2 or 3 weeks and move it backwards or forwards a inch or two just to keep a different part of the tire on the pavement.
    ive driven in plenty of snow in my z. but then agian, i do live in oklahoma and we get maybe a foot of snow if that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer Sooner View Post
    ive driven in plenty of snow in my z. but then agian, i do live in oklahoma and we get maybe a foot of snow if that.
    LOL yea last year we got 13 inches of snow in one storm. The drifts from that storm by my house got 12 feet tall and about a 1/4 mile long which pretty much shut down all roads for a day or so. We did not even break our record total for a year, but still got 60 some inches total last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vetteemt View Post
    LOL yea last year we got 13 inches of snow in one storm. The drifts from that storm by my house got 12 feet tall and about a 1/4 mile long which pretty much shut down all roads for a day or so. We did not even break our record total for a year, but still got 60 some inches total last year.
    fuck that shit, that would suck balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vetteemt View Post
    LOL yea last year we got 13 inches of snow in one storm. The drifts from that storm by my house got 12 feet tall and about a 1/4 mile long which pretty much shut down all roads for a day or so. We did not even break our record total for a year, but still got 60 some inches total last year.


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    or SD for that matter, the wind is a bitch... that and i had to drive mine the first winter i got it and i ended up taking it into a ditch... since then whenever winter comes around

    it goes in the parents garage (heated)
    put the ws6 wheels back on,
    put the TTM's in a tire bag,
    condition leather,
    Very thorough wash and wax,
    Battery gets put on 2amp trickle charge,
    Fresh Oil,
    Stabil in full tank, along with my 2-stroke oil,
    Black magic dash and all that business,
    Drive over contractors plastic rectangle,
    and put the cover over it and cinch it down...
    Crack a beer and sit and stare thinking bout how its gonna be awhile fore she comes out again...
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