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    I can probably just google this later but was curious if FBBO members had an opinion. What is the best car cover? Or what is good what to avoid? Thanks!
     
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    California car cover.....#1 I have used many others btw

    Was also recommended to me by a mopar fanatic!
     
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    I have owned a number over the years and can't recommend one. The good ones cost too much. Cheap ones are just that. I'm shopping for one now.
     
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    I bought an Empire. It's ok. More of a dust cover for indoor use.
     
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    Thank you. I should have noted this car is going to have to be stored in a lean to type structure (roof with open ends and side) so semi outdoors.
     
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    Concrete base?
     
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    Considering your storage situation, spend the money and buy the best - California Car Cover. I have them on both of my cars. They are expensive but cheaper than a paint job...
     
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    No. Am i going to run into problems?
     
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    That is what i am thinking. Fortunately or unfortunately the car doesnt have a paint job yet! Lol In primer.
     
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    The car will be a sponge drawing moisture from the ground. You can either concrete it, stone it or raise the car off the ground. Also, the old school techniques square concrete blocks and create two tire tracks....Anything versus dirt is better....
     
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    10-4. Putting down rock base is do able. Dont plan on this being an absolute permanent situation but trying to make the best of what i have available currently.
     
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    Even more of a reason to get a good cover if you can't secure a better storage facility. Primer is a sponge too!!
     
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    I would still put blocks under the tires set in the rocks and you would be good to go. btw I have a thing called a car jacket with dessicant new and never used for a b body. I just remembered this. You lay it out drive the car on it and zip it up with dessicant inside.

    http://www.carbag.com/products/carjacket

    If interested or if anyone is interested in this let me know I will let it go for a great price
     
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    Bladecutter "Pursuit of Shape"

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    Not epoxies.
     
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    Bladecutter "Pursuit of Shape"

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    If You are semi exposed & vulnerable to wind, then IMO a car cover is bad news.......chaffing damage from the wind getting under cover.
    Since You dont have a top coat finish yet, it's not a worry.
    Here in So Cali when the Santa Ana's blow hard, ive seen chafe damage from covers. Not just paint finish, but on acrylics & poly carbons.
    Ive seen acrylic & poly carbon windows on aircraft damaged from window covers on birds tied down on the line. Have also made good money repairing the chafe damage. Aircraft windows are quite expensive,,,even on light singles.
    As well as sealing the ground like others ae suggesting, a wise nove would be to figure out how to wall Your structure.
     
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    Thank You. Good info to consider. My hope is to get more storage built here at our farm, but not certain that is going to happen this year.
     
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    MarPar If it weighs, it pays FBBO Gold Member

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    California Car Cover best, bar none. you get what you pay for. I got the "Noah" for my Newport, and it works great.

    and as to the "chafing" Blade is talking about, you just have to lock the cover down tight front, back and middle. we get some hard blowing winds in Chi-town, and nary a flutter from my cover. I use a tight bungee for the middle, and I got a set of adjustable cord clamps (also from Cali cover) that work surprisingly well.

    https://www.calcarcover.com/

    http://www.calcarcover.com/product/2708/273/Gust_Guard_Clamp_and_Cord_Car_Cover_Tie_Down_System

    as to the "floor" of the lean-to, would visqueen with plywood over top of it work?
     
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    I got some waterproof soft material from a local shop that sells covers for boats and stuff and had one made to fit my 64. Just took some measurements and made a simple drawing for the seamstress. Couldn't find a better option locally. Actually turned out pretty damn good!
     
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    One good thing is structure does have some adjacent buildings that do block some wind. But will look into tie downs. California cover seems to be the favorite. Yes my philosophy in most situations is if im going to pay to much, i might as well pay too much for something good. Thank You!
     
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