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Outdoor winter storage using unique car cover ideas
« on: November 02, 2013, 06:33:41 PM »
Some of you may remember I lazily tried to sell the gold XR7.  Met a bunch of bargain hunters but non of them was worthy for such a fine beast.  Now I need to store it and make sure She is protected for the winter since my old car cover is falling apart.

 So once again it is high time for a new car cover.  This year I decided to take a step up for the gold XR7 and get a Wolf Block-It Evolution car cover.  I choose it because it appears to be a universal fit cover, which is best for my custom hood and wind deflectors.  The fabric has good or better in most of the weather categories.


Whenever a storm comes around I end up chasing the car cover.  So this time around I am planning to try Gust Guard Cover Clamps.  The kit includes components to make two adjustable security cords that clamp to the hem in front of the front tires and behind the rear tires.  When wind gusts get under the cover the Gust Guard helps reduce the possibility of the front and rear of the cover coming loose.  We will see how well it works!


Since I plan to keep her outside with the chrome rims I want to protect them too.  As usual, I think outside the box.  Remember this is the first time anyone has ever tried to use RV tire covers for winter storage of a hot rod.  All you posers out there remember, ECRTcc is the real deal...    :king: :pilot:

I found a company called Adco who makes what they call Tyre Guards.


 :o  8)
What do you think?  Should I put them on underneath my existing car cover to protect my rims from the rust causing snow bank?

Maybe I should splurge...  Who will know the difference with these?

FF can use them for the next car show he goes to.  He does not need to wash his rims with these babes...  :wish:
« Last Edit: November 02, 2013, 06:39:21 PM by J.Miller »
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
Bondfreak13 07/28/09 09:05 PM

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Re: Outdoor winter storage using unique car cover ideas
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 05:29:46 PM »
They sent me a Size D car cover.  The license plate did not fit.  I ALSO DID NOT FIT AS I,M A 5XXXXXXXXXX :surr:  I believe size E may have been a better selection.  Returned the cover, now I have another one a coming.

« Last Edit: November 11, 2013, 11:00:40 PM by FASTFREDDIE »
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
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Re: Outdoor winter storage using unique car cover ideas
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013, 08:15:28 PM »
Here are my thoughts on car cover sizes that appear to fit 89-97 XR7's:
   Advance Auto's AutoTech Size L, 1 Year warranty: $30
   Wolf Block-It Evolution size E (size D seems to be for newer Cougars), 5 Year warranty:  $170
   Empire Covers Titan 5L, size 4, 7 Year warranty: $153.
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The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

Nice to see that most donít think that anymore.
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Re: Outdoor winter storage using unique car cover ideas
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013, 11:01:38 PM »
 JUST GET 16 MAN TENT IT SHOULD B OK  :D ;D
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Re: Outdoor winter storage using unique car cover ideas
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2013, 07:07:55 PM »
A tent is all fine and dandy as long as you do not have Cats who walk on cars!
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Re: Outdoor winter storage using unique car cover ideas
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2013, 05:43:37 PM »
PUT MITTENS ON THEIR :afto2:  FEET !!!
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Re: Outdoor winter storage using unique car cover ideas
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2013, 08:37:09 PM »
I gotta see this.  We know you have nine Cats.  So please show us a picture of the 9 cats outside with mittens on their feet?
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Re: Outdoor winter storage using unique car cover ideas
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2013, 07:11:17 PM »
I just found out that my cat likes meatballs.  We left two meatballs on the stove top last night and they were gone in the morning.  I wonder what will happen if you put a dozen meatballs on top of a car under a tent?
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Re: Outdoor winter storage using unique car cover ideas
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2013, 04:10:59 PM »
 THE HAWK  :pilot: :pilot: :pilot: THAT HANGS AROUND HERE >:D >:D  WOULD EAT HIM   :P :P :eaty: :eaty: :hide: :shift: WITHOUT SAUCE :embr: :embr:
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Re: Outdoor winter storage using unique car cover ideas
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2013, 11:01:30 AM »
Hawks do not eat fat spoiled cats...



Fat cat Eddie gets snatched up by hawk, but dropped in neighbor's garden due to weight!


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/fat-cat-eddie-snatched-hawk-dropped-neighbor-garden-due-weight-article-1.160998#ixzz2lZz0ksa0
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Re: Outdoor winter storage using unique car cover ideas
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2013, 07:52:59 AM »
  WHAT A FAT CAT ....LEGHORN THE ROOSTER WOULD B PASSING HIM ON 2 A CHICKEN HAWK  :eaty: :P :eaty: :hide:
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