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Post by markmitchinnh » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:48 pm

I have my 1989 Astro RS here and the V8 is all in but winter is coming and this van has never seen a winter & my yard is gravel and I have no garage. Anyone ever store a vehicle outside? Would it be better to put plywood down under the van?
maybe put it on jack stands? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Recently bought a 1989 Astro RS from Florida. Replaced stock engine witha 1997 5.7 vortec with TBI and replaced transmission with rebuilt 700R4 with mild shift kit.
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Post by LiftedAWDAstro » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:11 am

I stored my 95 van as well as my truck now on just gravel. This allows air to get under and keep the moisture to a minimum. Don't cover it and definitely keep it off the grass! Worst part will be keeping mice and squirrels and chipmunks from building nests.
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1998 Astro 4x4 D44, D60, NP231, full hydraulic system with 9k# Milemarker winch and snow plow - sold to Lockdoc
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Post by 1Gary » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:09 am

LPS 3 prevents rust for two yrs.We used it on bare SBC machined parts that we sold at swap meets.It works.Expensive through.Paraffin base and is kind of hard to get off.Get two gallons and a hand sprayer.Do everything on the sides and bottom.The coverage is really good.

A good breathable car cover so it doesn't retain the moisture.
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1999 Sonoma 4.3 5 speed-Rufus
1989 Astro-Ole Yellar cancelled-still selling off parts
1985 Astro-shop van R.I.P. my friend
1994 Astro LT RWD W4.3 rod knock RIP
1982 Winnebago single rear wheel-Chevy 350 Scraped 1/28/13-broken dreams......


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