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Storing a 65 coupe outside?

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MalcolmA
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Storing a 65 coupe outside?

Post #1 by MalcolmA » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:57 pm

Hi guys,

I've found myself in the unfortunate situation that means I no longer have a garage to store my '65 coupe, and unable to rent garage space. I would hate to have to sell her, but I don't know what kind of damage would be done by keeping her outside for the rest of the time I'm renting a place here (likely 15+ months). I live in San Diego county, so the weather is pretty good, we're just getting past the rainy season and even then it doesn't happen too often.

I have a Covercraft evolution cover for it, which is great. Looking for a bit of advice here, I want to make sure there's no wear due to weather. She's in amazing condition and mostly stock, so I'd hate to see any damage.

Thanks
65 Mustang coupe - 200ci - 3-speed - Holley 1940

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Re: Storing a 65 coupe outside?

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:48 am

You should be fine for that amount of time just be sure to keep your Mustang's exterior clean and polished to protect the paint work and the cover should protect the interior from sun damage. Good luck :nod:
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Re: Storing a 65 coupe outside?

Post #3 by DannyG » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:29 pm

A concern I would have is MICE !
My car was off the road for over 18 years, it had mouse nests in the front frame rails ( both sides), and beneath the rear seat.
Know any friendly/hungry cats ?
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Re: Storing a 65 coupe outside?

Post #4 by Riffraff » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:35 am

If you're concerned about mice then you should know about good rodent repellents. According to pestcontrolhacks there are a few ways to scare away those pests - chemical gels and ultrasonic devices. It is stated that the gel effect lasts for almost two years, while the sonic repellents need to be used periodically and may affect your pets. Hope this little info helps 8)
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Re: Storing a 65 coupe outside?

Post #5 by Wayne clark » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:19 am

Hi my name is wayne .Am new to this site thru looking for info for the engine in my 67. Have a 66 that I started work on over 20 some odd years ago and life got in the way and my car has sat for this time and after reading a lot of post I find a lot of people are doing to the 200's what I contemplated when I started on the 66. Any way my personal advise would be cover it and drive it as much as you can otherwise a lot of stuff will start to degrade and you will find yourself repairing and /or replacing parts before you get the full potential from them.

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