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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:46 pm    Post subject:  Impalas put away for the winter.. Reply with quote

..just wondering how many of us have got their "babies" put away for the winter yet?..or have their winter beaters ready to go?..I did a little work on mine today..the beater,that is..all I have to do to it is change the window motor on the driver's side and it's ready to rock and roll..I'd let it go if I knew I would need to open it every so often to answer questions from the guys at the border... Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:14 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:04 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The Impala has been resting for a while now. I just gotta wait for a clear day to run some Sea Foam through everything, take the 22's off and put them inside and let it sit 'til spring.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:26 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

the imp is my DD so it's through rain, snow, sleet, hail u name it... it's fun in winter to have the car slide on ice and see how long i can control it since i have a parking lot nearby with no light poles hehehe

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:29 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I've never understood why anyone in the lower 48 garages something like an Impala over the winter. The only exception I could see is some of the northern states. I've got a friend from Minnesota and her car was eaten to s**t by the road salt.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:32 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I've never understood why anyone in the lower 48 garages something like an Impala over the winter. The only exception I could see is some of the northern states. I've got a friend from Minnesota and her car was eaten to s**t by the road salt.

Hell yeah the salt here is horrible.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:35 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I've never understood why anyone in the lower 48 garages something like an Impala over the winter. The only exception I could see is some of the northern states. I've got a friend from Minnesota and her car was eaten to s**t by the road salt.

Hell yeah the salt here is horrible.


I believe it. From the looks of it, I bet I could tear the body panels on her Corolla apart with my bare hands.

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I've never understood why anyone in the lower 48 garages something like an Impala over the winter. The only exception I could see is some of the northern states. I've got a friend from Minnesota and her car was eaten to s**t by the road salt.

Hell yeah the salt here is horrible.

I believe it. From the looks of it, I bet I could tear the body panels on her Corolla apart with my bare hands.

You could do that with a lot of older cars around here. Finding something that's "rust free" is rare around these parts. The Regal doesn't even have any bubbling paint yet but we'll see what it looks like in the spring. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:54 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I've never understood why anyone in the lower 48 garages something like an Impala over the winter. The only exception I could see is some of the northern states. I've got a friend from Minnesota and her car was eaten to s**t by the road salt.

Hell yeah the salt here is horrible.

I believe it. From the looks of it, I bet I could tear the body panels on her Corolla apart with my bare hands.

You could do that with a lot of older cars around here. Finding something that's "rust free" is rare around these parts. The Regal doesn't even have any bubbling paint yet but we'll see what it looks like in the spring. Rolling Eyes


I worked at a used car dealership in Vermont over the summer. All the cars they had were bought at auctions in the south. One of the main selling points on most cars was the fact that they were never driven through a vermont winter. Most cars up there are rotted to hell
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:58 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You guys don't do anything for the fuel during storage? Like sta-bil?

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You guys don't do anything for the fuel during storage? Like sta-bil?

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I just gotta wait for a clear day to run some Sea Foam through everything
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:40 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I run the car every day... it's not a rare or valuable car.

It's still around 50 degrees in the daytime, so even the motorcycles are still out.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:03 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I put mine away 2 weeks ago, put some stabil in the tank and took it for a good ride around the county. I still need to take out the spare, throw a box of armor all in the cabin and put some plywood under the tires.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Mine is a daily driver as well...it had no rust when I bought it, and 4 winters in New England put quite a bit of rust on it. It is contained to the underbody of the car for the most part - I don't have any rust on any of the body panels (that I know of, anyway).

All I do is toss the skid plate on for the winter (which I haven't done yet this year) and take the 18s off and put the snow tires with the 16s on.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:46 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Mine is due to go into storage next week. I have to give her a good cleaning , run some fuel stabilizer through her and take her for her winter sleep. I'm just upset that I can't store her in my own garage because we sold the house and are now renting until the new house is built. At least she will be out of the salt spray from the Atlantic Ocean and the huge amounts of salt which they dump on the roads here each year.
As for the winter"beater", we bought a 2000 Olds Alero for the winter which was exceptionally well maintained and needs nothing. It was my mother in law's car. She is now the proud owner of a 2009 Impala LT.

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