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5/25/02 4:17pm - Original Message: 'hi guys'
danielle
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Vette(s):
i don't have a vette, i have an audi, however when i get out of college I'm going to buy a candy-apple red 72 or 68 vette. I know they are totally different but they are the years that i love

Joined: 5/2/2002
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I've been gone for a while but I just got home from a friends house. He's got a 72 (i think) It's had a very hard life |cussing| |grrr| it's been parked inside of a chicken coop for many many years, I don't understand people. He's going to restore it as much as possible he just fixed the heating ...... it was full of ratts nests. the body doesn't have too many nicks, but the inside needs lots of help. It's a great car for him, the engine runs great, and he's retired this is his new hobbie. Some people need to take care of their vettes it's sad to see them like his was. Thanks for letting me vent . Danielle |cool|

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5/28/02 2:22pm - Reply: 'hi guys'
joe73vette
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Eastern part of, CT - USA

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White 73 convertible - 350/auto, A/C PS, PB, PW, leather, t/t, two tops Also had a 69 t-top 20 years ago

Joined: 1/29/2002
Posts: 319
Don't be too hard on the previous owner, at least he tried to keep it indoors. I bought a 68 Firebird from my wife's uncle that he was going to restore when he retired. He kept it in an old garage, and was always meticulous about regular maintenance, so he thought he was doing the right thing. Unfortunately, mice got in and made nests in the heater box, rocker panels, and air cleaner, using foam from the headliner as padding. Also, mildew and heavy surface rust covered every surface that wasn't preserved by 20 years of unfiltered cigarette smoke. But it was all there and original. Joe
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6/11/02 2:49am - Reply: 'hi guys'
blk79
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moro, IL - USA

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1979 Black coupe. 11256 original, documented, miles on it when I bought it in April of 2000. It now has 13100 on it. Oyster interior, like new. Everything original, everything works, except the clock. Paint has a couple of minor flaws.

Joined: 2/11/2002
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My vette sits in my back garage. Quite a ways from the house, so varmits can possibly get in. So I keep a couple of boxes of Decon sitting around in hidden places. I have never had a mouse or squirrel in my garage, that I know of. those varmits can destroy a good car.... |devil|

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6/11/02 8:14am - Reply: 'hi guys'
LakotasRose
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MOORESVILLE, NC - USA

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1979 Coupe THE DIVA color: BLACK

Joined: 1/29/2002
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I don't have a garage. ..just the carport on the side of the house. 'Bout the only thing that goes in there (besides Rosie of course) is Birds!!! Actually had a pair of wrens nest behind a dart board that was(and still is )hanging on the wall....*chuckle*....and the noise we made/make working on Rosie didn't seem to bother them atall!!

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6/11/02 8:03pm - Reply: 'hi guys'
joe73vette
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Eastern part of, CT - USA

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White 73 convertible - 350/auto, A/C PS, PB, PW, leather, t/t, two tops Also had a 69 t-top 20 years ago

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One thing that works well is leaving some moth balls in the car. Put them in an old stocking and hang from the roof, and put in the back. Also hang some around the undercarriage to keep them away. Joe
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6/12/02 9:15am - Reply: 'hi guys'
glenns
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DOWNINGTOWN, PA - USA

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1969 Monza Red Black Conv / Black Vinal hardtop 454/480 Tremec 5 Speed 308 Posi.Black Leather Interior, PS, PW, Air cond., tilt/tele,AM/FM Cass.-5 Pack CD, Hurst Shifter, side pipes 2004 Yellow convertible with black top and black interior

Joined: 11/24/2001
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Another thing you can put in the car while it is closed up is a product called desicant. It dries the air and helps to prevent mildew and mold. I pulled the cover off mine last fall after a few days of rain and the whole bottom of the convertible top and the seats were covered with mildew....desicant in...mildew gone. It is sold in either bags which can be "cooked" in your oven to dry it back out for re-use or it is available in tubs that have an adjustable opening but when they stop working, ya gotta toss 'em.
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6/12/02 12:06pm - Reply: 'hi guys'
blk79
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moro, IL - USA

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1979 Black coupe. 11256 original, documented, miles on it when I bought it in April of 2000. It now has 13100 on it. Oyster interior, like new. Everything original, everything works, except the clock. Paint has a couple of minor flaws.

Joined: 2/11/2002
Posts: 406
|QUOTE|glenns said: Another thing you can put in the car while it is closed up is a product called desicant. It dries the air and helps to prevent mildew and mold. I pulled the cover off mine last fall after a few days of rain and the whole bottom of the convertible top and the seats were covered with mildew....desicant in...mildew gone. It is sold in either bags which can be "cooked" in your oven to dry it back out for re-use or it is available in tubs that have an adjustable opening but when they stop working, ya gotta toss 'em.|/QUOTE|

I've never heard of desicant. but I'll keep it in mind, just in case I may need it one of these days. I presently run a dehumidifier out there, and it stays pretty dry in there. I've always got a couple of gallons of mineral free water sitting around. That dehumidifier gets about a gallon a day from the garage. |smile|

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6/12/02 4:58pm - Reply: 'hi guys'
VTHokie77Vette
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Pennsville, NJ - USA

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1977 EX-L48

Joined: 3/13/2002
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Thanks for the tip. I'll have to try that stuff out next time I go away for school. I haven't had a problem with mildew yet, but it would be nice to have something in the car while it is covered up for 3-4 months at a time. Where can you find it at?

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6/13/02 2:06am - Reply: 'hi guys'
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Eagleville, PA - USA

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Used to own a 1979 Corvette now owned by JB79

Joined: 11/1/2001
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Am I the only one that noticed that Danielle has not contributed to this thread since she started it? And she hasn't be here since 5/29.

Someone go find her! Maybe she's lost!

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6/13/02 9:35am - Reply: 'hi guys'
glenns
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DOWNINGTOWN, PA - USA

Vette(s):
1969 Monza Red Black Conv / Black Vinal hardtop 454/480 Tremec 5 Speed 308 Posi.Black Leather Interior, PS, PW, Air cond., tilt/tele,AM/FM Cass.-5 Pack CD, Hurst Shifter, side pipes 2004 Yellow convertible with black top and black interior

Joined: 11/24/2001
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It must have been my post...it must have confused her. Or maybe she is hiding fromthe mice in the air vents? Danielle, please come back. Don't be mad ! |wavey|
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6/14/02 10:04pm - Reply: 'hi guys'
joe73vette
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Eastern part of, CT - USA

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White 73 convertible - 350/auto, A/C PS, PB, PW, leather, t/t, two tops Also had a 69 t-top 20 years ago

Joined: 1/29/2002
Posts: 319
Dessicant is a general term for anything that absorbs moisture from the air. They range from those little bags of silica in sneaker boxes (do not eat) to the ones in a plastic net bag that are filled with what looks like white cat litter. They can be found in lots of places, like Pep Boys or Walmart. I have had a few of the bigger ones for years. Just lay them out in the hot sun when they lose their effectiveness. Joe
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6/20/02 8:09pm - Reply: 'hi guys'
Imran
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TAMPA, FL - USA

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1974 Roadster being restored now!

Joined: 12/4/2001
Posts: 178
|QUOTE|VTHokie77Vette said: Thanks for the tip. I'll have to try that stuff out next time I go away for school. I haven't had a problem with mildew yet, but it would be nice to have something in the car while it is covered up for 3-4 months at a time. Where can you find it at?|/QUOTE|


Hey, Mid America has them... They've actually got an entire storage prep kit with some -fuel fresh, sta-dri moisture protection kit, Garage mat for your leaks, and silicon grease for your weatherstrip...

Or you can just get the sta-dri. It's supposed to protect from rust too. Makes sense, no moisture, no oxidation, no rust!

http://www.madirect.com

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6/22/02 2:38am - Reply: 'hi guys'
Juliet
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Annapolis, MD - USA

Vette(s):
65 Color TBD Coupe HotRod 70 Bridgethampton Blue Convertible - NCRS / Stock 87 Yellow Convertible Stock

Joined: 11/7/2001
Posts: 225
You can also get industrial sized dessicants from boating supply stores. We put a few big ones in our boats every winter. Plus we have electric dehumidifiers running 24/7 inside the boats all winter to help keep condensation / mildew out. They really work well considering the boats are stored on the boatlifts at the dock in the backyard - ie hovering over the river all winter. |rollysmile|

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