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What is your C4 doing this winter? (1/34)
 11/5/13 4:53pm
Adam Wartell
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Eagleville, PA - USA

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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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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (2/34)
 11/5/13 9:45pm
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I'll drive all winter since I'm in Orlando. Lots of car show activity. Come on down!

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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (3/34)
 11/5/13 11:58pm
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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 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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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (4/34)
 11/6/13 2:18pm
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Fernandina, FL - USA

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Mine will be taking me back and forth to work here in North east Florida.
Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (5/34)
 11/6/13 11:47pm
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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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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (6/34)
 11/7/13 10:56am
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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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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (7/34)
 11/7/13 11:58am
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West Chester, PA - USA

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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.
Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (8/34)
 11/7/13 12:12pm
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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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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (9/34)
 11/18/13 1:54pm
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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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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (10/34)
 11/11/13 11:46am
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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 

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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (11/34)
 11/11/13 10:09pm
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Mine is safely tucked away till spring, it started to snow today.
Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (12/34)
 11/11/13 11:07pm
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Pottstown, PA - USA

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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!
Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (13/34)
 11/14/13 1:28am
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Winchester, KY - USA

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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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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (14/34)
 11/15/13 11:07pm
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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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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (15/34)
 11/17/13 4:48pm
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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.
Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (16/34)
 11/23/13 11:30am
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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
Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (17/34)
 11/25/13 6:42am
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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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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (18/34)
 11/26/13 7:07pm
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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)
Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (19/34)
 12/4/13 2:53pm
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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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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (20/34)
 12/18/13 9:57pm
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SoCal. The land of no weather. 
Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (21/34)
 12/18/13 10:02pm
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Tucked safely away in the garage. Crap weather here now until March/April.

Bummer but that's the way it is. Boo Hoo.

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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (22/34)
 1/1/14 12:25pm
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Roscoe, SD - USA

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Mine is sitting in the garage connected to a Battery Tender waiting for the occassional sunny day this winter when I can drive it.  When the streets are slushy, I leave it in and when they are clear and dry I take it out, cold weather or not.  No garage queen here! 
 


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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (23/34)
 1/1/14 8:06pm
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Fillmore, IN - USA

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I drove mine to work on Monday Dec. 30th. But it usually sits waiting for sunny days in the garage. I need to clean/rearrange the garage so that IF I get all four cars home and healthy at one time...... ;-)

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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (24/34)
 1/2/14 10:29am
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My 1994 is a rare export version with the original fender flares and the J55 brakes. I also love the black rose color and her like new condition - she is a real survivor...


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Hi everyone!

My 94 Export C4 has the great honor to be part of an 60 Years Corvette Exhibition here in Speyer/GermanyBig smile

As you may see on the photo, she sits between her beautiful sisters of all MYīs 1954-2014Heart

Above there is hanging a famous Junkers Ju-52 aircraft on the ceiling which hopefully remains thereThumbs Up

I wish all of you an lucky and sucessful new year 2014
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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (25/34)
 1/2/14 4:54pm
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corvetteguru said: SoCal. The land of no weather. 


LOL, So-Cal is looking pretty dang good right about now -- cold, windy, and snowy up here right now.

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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (26/34)
 1/2/14 5:06pm
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Wow kadl18 how did you get asked to have your C4 added on display in a museum?  Is that just a short term exhibit for the Corvettes?  I was just looking over the website http://speyer.technik-museum.de/en and I have to say I'm jealous as that is an amazing place!  They have vintage cars, firetrucks, a mega collection of aviation history including a space orbiter and  even a 747 jumbo jet, and large maritime collection including a u-boat submarine!  My next trip overseas will definitely include that place!  Having your C4 Corvette inside there is quite an honor. 


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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (27/34)
 1/5/14 6:41am
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My 1994 is a rare export version with the original fender flares and the J55 brakes. I also love the black rose color and her like new condition - she is a real survivor...


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epohdivad said: Wow kadl18 how did you get asked to have your C4 added on display in a museum?  Is that just a short term exhibit for the Corvettes?  I was just looking over the website http://speyer.technik-museum.de/en and I have to say I'm jealous as that is an amazing place!  They have vintage cars, firetrucks, a mega collection of aviation history including a space orbiter and  even a 747 jumbo jet, and large maritime collection including a u-boat submarine!  My next trip overseas will definitely include that place!  Having your C4 Corvette inside there is quite an honor. 

Hi again!

Thank you for your comment, epohdivad! Here in the land of Porsche a Corvette is always an eyecatcherCool    
Most of the Vette drivers are organised in clubs or at least in the german speaking www.corvetteforum.de
As my 94 is in pristine conditon with only 18 kmls on it, i was asked by JR a well known forum member if i would
like to give my C4 from October til April to technik museum Speyer. If you plan to visit Germany, you should
also visit the sister museum http://sinsheim.technik-museum.de/en located just 20 miles away from SpeyerThumbs Up  

Best Regards from Germany
Thomas (kadl18)   


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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (28/34)
 2/13/14 10:37pm
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Sacramento, CA - USA

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Been driving our C4s all winter, even in the rain we've occasionally gotten.  Despite California's political downfalls (in my view,) the weather is fantastic.  Although I miss the east coast sometimes, I don't miss shoveling snow and having my driving choices limited.  I hope you folks in the less temperate areas have been able to enjoy your cars at least on occasion this winter.

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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (29/34)
 2/14/14 9:15am
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Winchester, KY - USA

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Mine has been sitting on a battery tender since Dec 11th when I had foot surgery and finally started her last evening.  Can't wait to drive.  We still have about 3" of snow on the ground and expecting 2-4 again tonight.  Temps supposed to be in the 40-50 range next week maybe get a chance soon.

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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (30/34)
 2/14/14 11:16am
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Following closely the sinkhole problem at the museum recently. Sure hope they retrieve all those gorgeous cars and fix up the museum soon.

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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (31/34)
 2/17/14 4:07pm
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Unless I can find a way to hook up a snow plow to the front, she's been sitting under cover waiting for just a few days of decent, no salt on the ground weather. 
Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (32/34)
 2/26/14 7:07pm
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epohdivad, 
When you are going overseas, why don't you make a Corvette tour along some museums or collections. 
Here in the Netherlands, neighbour of Germany there is a private collection of at least 90 Corvettes, with all types and years in mint condition. The owner, Andre Boer, will be proud to lead you around with great storys about the cars.
The website is   www.dutchcorvettecollection.nl    Please, look around at this site, it is in dutch, but click on the pics and don't forget the middle video.

Greetings from the Netherlands

Henry Mulder.


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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (33/34)
 3/1/14 1:17pm
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My Rosie stays in the garage until a nice day happens with no crud on the roads. She gets the best care I can give her.

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Re: What is your C4 doing this winter? (34/34)
 3/3/14 12:32pm
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Mine is sitting in the garage under a car cover with a snowblower sitting in front of it awaiting the next snowstorm!  I couldn't get either out the alley due to the ruts in the ice and snow between the garage and the end of the alley.Ouch
Until spring finially breaks, I'm not going to risk it or the T-Bird and trying to get them out early.
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