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Old 10-12-2014, 01:04 PM   #1
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Storing parts outside under cover?

We bought a 66 Ambassador International last June. I'm planning a full shell off rehab. The interior is in pretty good shape so I hope to reuse what I can.

So my question is - we have a large covered storage "shed" with open sides. I could easily store "parts" in there. It's definitely dry but since the sides are open its exposed to the outside temperature and humidity. Since we live near Portland, it's going to be raining for the next 6+ months...

Any thoughts on the practicality of this? An alternative would be to dramatically clean out my shop to make room for the parts (easy to say, hard to do).

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Old 10-12-2014, 01:44 PM   #2
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Don't put things directly on the ground. The sun pulls moisture up all the time.I would consider building a platform of pallets, covering that with plastic, placing the parts on it and folding the sides of the plastic up leaving an opening at the top and under the shed roof. That should keep things dry and allow it to breath.
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We bought a 66 Ambassador International last June. I'm planning a full shell off rehab. The interior is in pretty good shape so I hope to reuse what I can.

So my question is - we have a large covered storage "shed" with open sides. I could easily store "parts" in there. It's definitely dry but since the sides are open its exposed to the outside temperature and humidity. Since we live near Portland, it's going to be raining for the next 6+ months...

Any thoughts on the practicality of this? An alternative would be to dramatically clean out my shop to make room for the parts (easy to say, hard to do).

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I live in the humid and wet deep south. My AS parts are stored on pallets under a 3 sided shed. No problems. Around here if you sit around long enough in the wrong place stuff will grow on YOU!

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