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Old 12-04-2018, 05:14 PM
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Winter Storage.. sad and satisfying

As much a bummer it is to put the car away for winter there is something satisfying about cleaning, waxing, vacuuming, dusting changing the oil and covering the car for the winter..

I got so consumed with projects on the house and the barn that the IROC got covered in so much dust and I actually had to wash it for the second time in three years.. So much rain the past two months too.. had a flooded basement among other distractions, but had one 50 degree, sunny day to get the car all set before freezing temps arrive..

I put a Polymer Sealant on it and covered it up..









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Looking good! Are those Rhino ramps?
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Thanks!

Yup, Rhino indeed.. super light and they fit right under the front spoiler..

With my old yellow ramps I had in the 90s I had to drive up on 2x4s to clear the front spoiler..
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Looking good! Are those Rhino ramps?
Looks like the exact same ones I use. I discovered those a couple of years ago and never looked back. I was a little skeptical of the plastic, so I tested them with my Silverado and they are great! My 82 Trans Am has been sitting on them for several weeks while working on the engine. I used to use metal ones, but they tend to slide half way down the driveway before you get on them. The plastic ones stay put!
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Your IROC looks beautiful. I understand that it's hard to put them away though. She'll be waiting for you in the spring.

I really like my Rhino ramps. But same problem I've had with other ramps, they would scoot away rather than letting the tires roll up on them. I mounted mine to some plywood with a very thin tapered edge, It added a lot of weight, gave me a very easy approach, and with stainless screws through the center and perimeter, they can never spread or collapse.




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My ramps haven’t scooted on me, but I stick them right under the tires and slowly go up.. I think they grip my driveway really well but maybe on cement or in the garage they might scoot..

That’s a good Idea using plywood..

Im just glad they’re light and clear the front end.. Not a ton of room to work, but good enough for now..
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I was skeptical about the plastic too kentuckyKITT but the weight load would hold my Tahoe easy so I went with them..

they stack nicely and weigh nothing compared to the metal ones.. My metal ones would scoot now and again.. I don’t miss those..
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88IROCvertZ You Don't Use Some Type Of Battery Maintainer While It Sits During The Winter?
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My Z is in hibernation......and has a security dog
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88IROCvertZ You Don't Use Some Type Of Battery Maintainer While It Sits During The Winter?
I start it and run it for 10 min/week.. haven’t had a battery problem yet.. Even when it sat at the body shop for a year waiting for paint the guy said “It always fires right up!”

I do have a battery maintainer and wouldn’t be a bad Idea.. I do want to pull it out and put a tarp under there too..
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My Z is in hibernation......and has a security dog
Ha ha! I need a security animal!
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Ha ha! I need a security animal!

Shes a pretty good little garage buddy lol. Every time I go downstairs to the garage, she HAS to go with me. Now if I could just train her to grab tools, rags, etc, itd be great hehe


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Looks like a vicious guard dog!
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Ha ha! I need a security animal!
Well since you live on a farm with a barn of animals you got one of these? It looks pretty scary and trainable!

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I was a little bored today at lunch so I made you a sign Joe.

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I was a little bored today at lunch so I made you a sign Joe.

Ha ha.. I don’t know if I’d trust that thing near the ‘ROC
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The 3rd gens pulled off the nearly impossible. They created a convertible that actually looks good with the top up, a rare feat.
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What's "winter"?
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The 3rd gens pulled off the nearly impossible. They created a convertible that actually looks good with the top up, a rare feat.
I agree.. top up and down I think they nailed it.. I love that the top fits neatly under the Tonneau cover..

Unlike this clunky thing..




Would be interesting to see a fiberglass hardtop like they make for the Miata:



...or if they made a hardtop IROC with a trunk instead of a hatch like the Mustang Notchback.. Might have saved weight and looked similar to a Vert with the top up..
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What's "winter"?
Ha ha.. had to go there, huh?
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