1. Xcellent

    Xcellent Active Member

    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Location:
    Grand Island, NE
    Local Time:
    4:02 AM
    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!
     
  2. moparnation74

    moparnation74 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    10,506
    Likes Received:
    18016
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2014
    Location:
    OHIO
    Local Time:
    4:02 AM
    California car cover.....#1 I have used many others btw

    Was also recommended to me by a mopar fanatic!
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Dennis H

      Dennis H FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

      Messages:
      15,252
      Likes Received:
      19487
      Joined:
      Jul 11, 2010
      Location:
      San Jose
      Local Time:
      4:02 AM
      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.
       
    • texas69bee

      texas69bee Well-Known Member

      Messages:
      1,650
      Likes Received:
      1083
      Joined:
      Dec 3, 2013
      Location:
      texas
      Local Time:
      4:02 AM
      I bought an Empire. It's ok. More of a dust cover for indoor use.
       
    • Xcellent

      Xcellent Active Member

      Messages:
      40
      Likes Received:
      9
      Joined:
      Jun 4, 2011
      Location:
      Grand Island, NE
      Local Time:
      4:02 AM
       
    • Xcellent

      Xcellent Active Member

      Messages:
      40
      Likes Received:
      9
      Joined:
      Jun 4, 2011
      Location:
      Grand Island, NE
      Local Time:
      4:02 AM
      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.
       
    • moparnation74

      moparnation74 Well-Known Member

      Messages:
      10,506
      Likes Received:
      18016
      Joined:
      Mar 27, 2014
      Location:
      OHIO
      Local Time:
      4:02 AM
      Concrete base?
       
    • Grady Cain

      Grady Cain Well-Known Member

      Messages:
      887
      Likes Received:
      1152
      Joined:
      Feb 28, 2017
      Location:
      NW CT
      Local Time:
      5:02 AM
      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...
       
      • Agree Agree x 1
      • Xcellent

        Xcellent Active Member

        Messages:
        40
        Likes Received:
        9
        Joined:
        Jun 4, 2011
        Location:
        Grand Island, NE
        Local Time:
        4:02 AM
        No. Am i going to run into problems?
         
      • Xcellent

        Xcellent Active Member

        Messages:
        40
        Likes Received:
        9
        Joined:
        Jun 4, 2011
        Location:
        Grand Island, NE
        Local Time:
        4:02 AM
        That is what i am thinking. Fortunately or unfortunately the car doesnt have a paint job yet! Lol In primer.
         
      • moparnation74

        moparnation74 Well-Known Member

        Messages:
        10,506
        Likes Received:
        18016
        Joined:
        Mar 27, 2014
        Location:
        OHIO
        Local Time:
        4:02 AM
        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....
         
        • Agree Agree x 2
        • Xcellent

          Xcellent Active Member

          Messages:
          40
          Likes Received:
          9
          Joined:
          Jun 4, 2011
          Location:
          Grand Island, NE
          Local Time:
          4:02 AM
          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.
           
        • Grady Cain

          Grady Cain Well-Known Member

          Messages:
          887
          Likes Received:
          1152
          Joined:
          Feb 28, 2017
          Location:
          NW CT
          Local Time:
          5:02 AM
          Even more of a reason to get a good cover if you can't secure a better storage facility. Primer is a sponge too!!
           
        • moparnation74

          moparnation74 Well-Known Member

          Messages:
          10,506
          Likes Received:
          18016
          Joined:
          Mar 27, 2014
          Location:
          OHIO
          Local Time:
          4:02 AM
          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
           
          • Agree Agree x 1
          • Bladecutter

            Bladecutter "Pursuit of Shape"

            Messages:
            6,112
            Likes Received:
            7086
            Joined:
            Nov 9, 2014
            Location:
            USA
            Local Time:
            4:02 AM
            Not epoxies.
             
          • Bladecutter

            Bladecutter "Pursuit of Shape"

            Messages:
            6,112
            Likes Received:
            7086
            Joined:
            Nov 9, 2014
            Location:
            USA
            Local Time:
            4:02 AM
            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.
             
          • Xcellent

            Xcellent Active Member

            Messages:
            40
            Likes Received:
            9
            Joined:
            Jun 4, 2011
            Location:
            Grand Island, NE
            Local Time:
            4:02 AM
            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.
             
            • Like Like x 1
            • MarPar

              MarPar If it weighs, it pays FBBO Gold Member

              Messages:
              14,471
              Likes Received:
              26705
              Joined:
              Nov 21, 2008
              Location:
              In GTXtacy Illinois
              Local Time:
              4:02 AM
              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?
               
            • Steve009

              Steve009 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

              Messages:
              830
              Likes Received:
              743
              Joined:
              Aug 2, 2016
              Location:
              Ottawa
              Local Time:
              5:02 AM
              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!
               
            • Xcellent

              Xcellent Active Member

              Messages:
              40
              Likes Received:
              9
              Joined:
              Jun 4, 2011
              Location:
              Grand Island, NE
              Local Time:
              4:02 AM
              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!
               
              • Like Like x 1
              1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
                By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.