RE: [DML] Re: Proper way to store a D doors?
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RE: [DML] Re: Proper way to store a D doors?



 HA! And Woody Allen turned the key on a 200 yr old VW in a cave--and it fired RIGHT up! Oh, if our Deloreans could do THAT!    Drive Stainless     Robert  VIN 6924    ;-)

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> From: delorean@xxxxxxxxx
> Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 12:38:42 +0000
> Subject: Re: [DML] Re: Proper way to store a D doors?
> 
> Seems like a lot of work to "potentially" save $80 on replacing door struts.
> 
> Btw:  I saw a movie once where this guy stored a Delorean in an abandoned mine shaft for 70 years, and it was fine when they found it.  It only needed new set of white wall tires  ;)
> 
> Kevin Abato
> Vin# 16680
> www.grenexmedia.com
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> From: "cbl1739" <cbl302@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> 
> Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 03:52:21 
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> Subject: [DML] Re: Proper way to store a D doors?
> 
> 
> If you intend to just store it and not bother it for long 
> term...don't do it,if you will be starting it up a couple times a 
> week,then maybe,depending on your garage type and how well it is 
> sealed...and above all do NOT leave even the smallest traces of food 
> ANYWHERE in the car...they WILL find it!! I accidentally forgot a 
> small unopened sack of flour in the trunk in a car I stored(not a "D")
> they smelled it...chewed off a plastic plug in the spare tire wheel 
> well...got in there in the winter months,had a winters feast on the 
> flour and made a nest out of some of the rear seat insulation...and 
> as a side effect I found little white paw prints all over my black 
> interior,(among other "stuff" they left behind)and they stunk it to 
> high hell..this after I made the interior spotless :( before I stored 
> it.If you decide to leave the door(s)UP, also leave the trunk open 
> and REMOVE the carpet cover over the spare tire and remove the spare 
> tire,But Don't remove the cover where the jack goes...you will never 
> get the remains of a critter out of there!!!! Also remove the locked 
> cover behind the seat and if you remove the battery leave the cover 
> off,leave the glove box door open etc...you will be doing this so as 
> NOT to give the critters a nice cozy place to nest...since it/they 
> will be in exposed area(s),I would go as far as removing the seats(if 
> the doors are to stay in the open position)and store them in a safe 
> area.Again the main thing is not to give the critters any safety or 
> security in your Delorean and any reason to use your car as their 
> domain.By leaving cubby holes fully exposed,they too will feel fully 
> exposed and unsafe to nest baby critters in your Delorean.Also leave 
> the engine cover open or they will nest on top of your engine.
> Also make sure all your duct work is/are all in the closed 
> positions,including the dash and the door ducts and the flaps in the 
> AC/heating system.In the circular duct openings between the door and 
> the dash area.  Use that metallic chrome tape that is used in the AC 
> industry and NOT duct tape!! Duct tape is basically "cloth tape" with 
> glue!!    Hope this helps.
> 
> Claude   
> 
> 
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> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marv Williams <marv2020@...> wrote:
> >
> > Yes, the problem with critters is real, I have a dead sparrow in my 
> D from me leaving the garage door open, I keep forgetting to remove 
> it.
> > 
> > Dave Swingle <swingle_dmc@...> wrote:          Yes. The usual issue 
> is invasion by critters and dirt. But it is better 
> > for both the bar and the strut. 
> > 
> > Dave S
> > 
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Bob Brandys <BobB@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Is it better to store a D with the doors up(open)?
> > > 
> > > This will reduce the torque load on the torsion bars.
> > > This will reduce the pressure in the struts (less leakage over 
> time).
> > > 
> > > Bob
> > >
> > 
> > 
> > 
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