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11/5/13 4:53pm - Original Message: 'What is your C4 doing this winter?'
Adam Wartell
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Eagleville, PA - USA

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1979 Corvette Red T-Top

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Do you store it?  Or do you live in an area where you can drive it 365?

If you store it? What do you do to get it ready for storage?

Will it look like this? 


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11/5/13 9:45pm - Reply: 'Re: What is your C4 doing this winter?'
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Oviedo, FL - USA

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1984 Corvette coupe. Featured in America's Sports Car as the 1984 model. In-process resto-modding.

Joined: 10/30/2013
Posts: 15
I'll drive all winter since I'm in Orlando. Lots of car show activity. Come on down!

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11/5/13 11:58pm - Reply: 'Re: What is your C4 doing this winter?'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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1985 Coupe-L98/Auto,Bright Red/Carmine. 1974 Coupe-L48/4speed, Medium Red Metallic/Black Deluxe.

Joined: 3/18/2009
Posts: 1997
 Well...the '74 will still be holdin down the floor in the garage. The '85 will still be holding down the driveway. I will be putting a new water pump on it this weekend, so Mama can get some miles on it before the weather turns nasty. Thumbs Up

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11/6/13 2:18pm - Reply: 'Re: What is your C4 doing this winter?'
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Fernandina, FL - USA

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1985 Corvette Coupe

Joined: 4/9/2012
Posts: 109
Mine will be taking me back and forth to work here in North east Florida.
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11/6/13 11:47pm - Reply: 'Re: What is your C4 doing this winter?'
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Lake Havasu City, AZ - USA

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1984 L83/MD8 coupe

Joined: 2/7/2011
Posts: 113
I'm lucky to be in the all year long category.  I do have a few winter projects I'd like to get done but that won't keep me from getting some great cruising in....Thumbs Up

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11/7/13 10:56am - Reply: 'Re: What is your C4 doing this winter?'
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This winter the '96 will join the '72 in holding down the garage floor while I replace Waterpump, serpentine belt, brake hoses, pads, replacing front air dam, adding screening to cooling air entrance under nose, add splash shields to inner fender wells, replacing rear sway bar bushings, etc.
 
Next winter, it will be my everyday car.


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11/7/13 11:58am - Reply: 'Re: What is your C4 doing this winter?'
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West Chester, PA - USA

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1995 Torch Red Coupe

Joined: 3/20/2009
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As long as no snow or salt on ground, I'll drive it at least once a week to work.  Heater works great and will do some "spirited"  Wink driving in the nice cool air.
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11/7/13 12:12pm - Reply: 'Re: What is your C4 doing this winter?'
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Huron, OH - USA

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1989 Red Convertible - 150,000 fun-filled miles -

Joined: 12/5/2009
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Same here as Jimmy.... our winters in Ohio have been very strange for the last 3-4 years and there are periods of time when it's good to take her out. If there's no snow or salt on the road, it gets some fresh air. Occasionally I'll drive with the top down when we will get a 50-60 degree day, that always turns some heads Big smile 

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11/18/13 1:54pm - Reply: 'Re: What is your C4 doing this winter?'
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Mesa, AZ - USA

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87 Red Coupe, not as pretty, has 203G miles, great running engine, Getting 24.6 mpg on daily commute- 22+ mpg city/27+ hwy!; daily driven 70+ miles, and still drives like a Vette. It's my first; now I know what the fuss is all about.

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In Phoenix, "ain't no winter" to rest up, so my 87 has to get up every morning and drive me to work. If I have to work, and I do, it's not bad having a Corvette chauffeur! PS to Windrider1200, when you do the screening for your air dam, get the gutter guard screen (curved 3' sections of stiff screen), which screws and zip-ties up nicely and works great, as you can see. (I drive through farm country a lot, which tends to suck up road kill and debris like mad, so the C4 needs protection on it's bottom lip....)

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11/11/13 11:46am - Reply: 'Re: What is your C4 doing this winter?'
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FREDERICK, MD - USA

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64 72 and 98 Convertibles 76 79 and an 88 35th ANC coupes Garage is almost full !

Joined: 11/4/2013
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I STORE all my Corvettes every year on Turkey day (Thanksgiving evening) and they never leave the garage until April Fools day (my wife says I'm both a Turkey and a Fool)  which I guess is better then being a chicken and a idiot )   

Been doing  this for the last 30 or 40 years with my Toys... I take care of the  items that I noted during the driving season that need attention but are not critical 

The list is never short and usually nothing big needs attention.. the 76 needs brake calibers ..The 72 needs its clutch adjusted ..The 64 needs a fender splash shield (how I lost it I never will know) The 88 needs the white steering wheel replaced and the outside passengers door bottom rubber window seal replaced)  Thew 98 just needs the engine compartment to be "cleaned up a little) The 79 honestly should be taken off the road and have its engine and transmission BUT I bet I will procrastinate that not so little deal ($$$ is tight) 

Bottom line its going to be a normal winter 

Bob G
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11/11/13 10:09pm - Reply: 'Re: What is your C4 doing this winter?'
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Hemet, CA - USA

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1986 convertible, bright red, white top, red interior

Joined: 3/24/2013
Posts: 15
Mine is safely tucked away till spring, it started to snow today.
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11/11/13 11:07pm - Reply: 'Re: What is your C4 doing this winter?'
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Pottstown, PA - USA

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84 L83 Z51 4+3 Black with Graphite Leather

Joined: 12/21/2009
Posts: 50
Major overhaul for my '84 this winter. But it's worth every penny. Planned: complete performance engine rebuild. Rebuilt direct drive and overdrive from SK Speed, clutch, master, slave, etc.... New ball joints, tie rods, rack. Complete weatherstrip kit. Outer door seals. New carpets over dynamat, new leather seats. Already complete: cluster rebuilt. New Bilsteins installed. New pads, rotors, stainless hoses, master, and booster. New battery. Polished factory wheels. 16 hours spent detailing paint. Busy (and expensive) year for me!
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11/14/13 1:28am - Reply: 'Re: What is your C4 doing this winter?'
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Winchester, KY - USA

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1996 Collector Edition Coupe, Black Interior, GranSport Wheels. Previous Corvettes: 1972 LT-1 Black (original color Steel Cities Gray) Convertible with both tops, 1977 L-48 Black on Black t-top.

Joined: 9/8/2013
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I'm like jimmy.  If i get days with no salt or snow, I'll stretch it's legs.

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11/15/13 11:07pm - Reply: 'Re: What is your C4 doing this winter?'
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Rome, NY - USA

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1995 coupe

Joined: 2/25/2012
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Here in Central New York my 95 rests tucked away in the garage, covered with the battery tender connected  but always ready to venture out on nice crisp sunny winter days. We always get out a couple days every month during the winter and wow, the looks we get! While most other cars are dull and full of road dirt and salt spray my  polished vette stands out like a diamond reflecting the bright sun against the snow cover along the road side! It is amazing!!!

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11/17/13 4:48pm - Reply: 'Re: What is your C4 doing this winter?'
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1984 Coupe red/red, currently undergoing a slow restoration

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My '84 will be undergoing major cosmetic restoration this winter. Drive train and suspension were done last year. Carpets, seats, all rubber seals, and some plastic work inside.  Keep me busy for the winter.
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11/23/13 11:30am - Reply: 'Re: What is your C4 doing this winter?'
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NORTON, OH - USA

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1985 COUPE HOTROD! red & bone stock 1985 black

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My red hot rod will be undergoing a suspension upgrade and ol black beaty has already see the snow  and that took about 4 wash jobs to get it cleaned up If I flip the black 85 I may spring for a pro charger for the red one or turbo that thing  500 HP is good   and MORE is better in my book LOL

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11/25/13 6:42am - Reply: 'Re: What is your C4 doing this winter?'
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, - Sweden

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Cabriolet 1994, Polo Green Metallic

Joined: 8/10/2013
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My -94 Conv is garaged. The other 2 cars (newer and money wise more valuable..) will be held outdoor this winter. Some minor fixes as new weatherstrips, new seat leather covers, new emblems (hood and gas door). Before it got garaged I fixed some small paint defects. It'll be a 5 months looong wait until the snow and ice has gone away...

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11/26/13 7:07pm - Reply: 'Re: What is your C4 doing this winter?'
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, - Canada

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1994 convertible, Polo Green 2 1G1YY32P9R5114269 ---- 2011 GS Coupe Crystal Red 1G1YW2DW6B5110156 ----

Joined: 8/16/2013
Posts: 157
Adam Wartell said:
Do you store it?  Or do you live in an area where you can drive it 365?

If you store it? What do you do to get it ready for storage?

Will it look like this? 




Yeah it looks like yours Adam. Done for the season and now praying for an early spring.

Change the oil, distribute a few bounce sheets here and there to keep the critters away, fill the gas tank, wash it, cover it and hook up the C-Tek b/charger.

Nice touch on your cover -- like the hash marks.Thumbs Up

Colin (in the cold north)


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12/4/13 2:53pm - Reply: 'Re: What is your C4 doing this winter?'
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1987 C4 convertible 350ci auto white / red / white top appx 18k mls

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yep- my 87 convertible looks kind of like yours. she has moved into her winter storage garage, though the cover doesnīt look as pretty as yours. itīs a bit big, as in summer, my 300CE Merc wears it. the cars swap garages in winter (just for the heck of it, so I can look at the Merc in winter and the C4 in summer...)
The Corvette is plugged into a Cetek battery charger and every now and then, Iīll push her a foot or so up and down the garage to keep the Michelins round and operate the fuel pump so it doesnīt forget what itīs for.

canīt drive nice cars in winter here in northern Germany, salt on the roads from dec till mar.

seasonīs greetings
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12/18/13 9:57pm - Reply: 'Re: What is your C4 doing this winter?'
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San Pedro, CA - USA

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1992 Polo Green Coupe 1987 Bright Red Coupe

Joined: 6/20/2013
Posts: 7
SoCal. The land of no weather. 
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