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If given a choice should I store the SSR with the top up or the top down?
 

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I'm certainly no expert but I have seen more than one restoration show where open older cars or convertibles had insects, mice or other rodents get in the cars, make nests and chew on wires or whatever else strikes their fancy.
I would personally rather deal with getting rid of musty smells than trying to figure out if any possible damage has been done while in storage.
Just my thoughts.

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I store my SSR with the top up, connected to battery tender and covered in a garage.
Never had a problem with a musty smell,animals,snakes or homeless folks in the SSR.

I live in Ohio. Not the coldest place on earth nor the warmest in winter.

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I can only tell you what has worked for me. When I store a vehicle for some time. I roll all windows up. Put Bounce dryer sheets in cab and trunk.
I place moth balls all around the vehicle to keep out bugs and varments.

So far I have had no trouble.

Hope this helps.
 

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Store mine with the top up.Put Bounce sheets in the cab.Battery tender connected in the back under the lid.Over inflate the tires to 40 lbs. Add sta-bil to a full tank of gas.Cover it in the garage from Jan. to the begining of May.Starts right up. Never had any problems.Been doing that for the last 6 years.
 

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I can only tell you what has worked for me. When I store a vehicle for some time. I roll all windows up. Put Bounce dryer sheets in cab and trunk.
I place moth balls all around the vehicle to keep out bugs and varments.

So far I have had no trouble.

Hope this helps.
Buba you forgot garlic to keep the bats and vampires away....
I would do what Gerry suggested putting Sta-Bil in it I know the guy next door does that with his boat when he's up north from May to Jan. and his boat always starts up first time
 

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Here's an added question...Mark has his wood- working shop in our basement, just off the garage where I keep my baby...I mean my SSR (lol)...Even when covered she gets just covered in saw dust, and he has all kinds of ventilation and fan systems set up...with an almost brand-new paint job, should I cover her for the winter, and risk scratches when I uncover her next spring, or leave her uncovered??:xThx ya'll...Crafty
 

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Store mine with the top up.Put Bounce sheets in the cab.Battery tender connected in the back under the lid.Over inflate the tires to 40 lbs. Add sta-bil to a full tank of gas.Cover it in the garage from Jan. to the begining of May.Starts right up. Never had any problems.Been doing that for the last 6 years.
Same here, I will take it out for a run on a clear day when the salt is off the roads.
 

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A vehicle storage bag will fix that problem...........


Here's an added question...Mark has his wood- working shop in our basement, just off the garage where I keep my baby...I mean my SSR (lol)...Even when covered she gets just covered in saw dust, and he has all kinds of ventilation and fan systems set up...with an almost brand-new paint job, should I cover her for the winter, and risk scratches when I uncover her next spring, or leave her uncovered??:xThx ya'll...Crafty
 

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I suggest have the top up, keeps all the "riff-raff" (bugs, spiders, etc....) out of the inside but you should operate or "cycle" the top down & up at least once a month.

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Wish I could take my "summer" vehicles out for short drive every month during the winter but they use salt on the roads here and best not drive them till after the first couple of rains in the spring....washes all the road salt away..........one of the "pleasures" of living in Michigan..........LOL


Don't really store mine. . I cover it
Top up windows down a little bit.
When the roads a clear and dry take it for a 30 minute drive to stir the fluids.
 

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:black: I fill the tank with non ethanol gas and add sta-bil fuel stabilizer, wash it doing the wheels inside and out to get all the brake dust off than clay-bar the paint and a fresh coat of wax. Clean the interior and treat the leather with a good leather conditioner. I store it with the top and windows up and covered with a OEM cotton cover. Plug in the battery maintainer and forget it till Spring. I have been doing this for 12 years with no problems !!!!!!
Did I mention my poor baby stays in a heated air conditioned garage !!!!!!! :whistling:
 

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I have stored my Lotus for last 2 years with Sta bil 360 and battery tender coat of wax and cover . When salt goes down on road here in NJ usually end of November if we get ice on roads
I stop driving and until we get heavy rains to wash away salt in spring. I usually go out in garage and start and move car few times a month during winter time.
Will do same thing with SSR and Slingshot.
Use wifes Subaru car for everyday driving with 4 wheel drive.
 

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There are much better fuel ethanol treatment products out there. Driven Ethanol Treatment being one of them.
Driven Racing Oil - Carb Defender Fuel Additive






:black: I fill the tank with non ethanol gas and add sta-bil fuel stabilizer, wash it doing the wheels inside and out to get all the brake dust off than clay-bar the paint and a fresh coat of wax. Clean the interior and treat the leather with a good leather conditioner. I store it with the top and windows up and covered with a OEM cotton cover. Plug in the battery maintainer and forget it till Spring. I have been doing this for 12 years with no problems !!!!!!
Did I mention my poor baby stays in a heated air conditioned garage !!!!!!! :whistling:
 

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I put 400 lbs of sand in the back and drive it. It's kind of like floor mats, keeping it nice, FOR THE NEXT OWNER! But, I bought mine used and it wasn't perfect when I got it. Guess I'm jealous.
 

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I put 400 lbs of sand in the back and drive it. It's kind of like floor mats, keeping it nice, FOR THE NEXT OWNER! But, I bought mine used and it wasn't perfect when I got it. Guess I'm jealous.
Not jealous, smart. It won't fit on the mantle, so drive and enjoy it. :amen:
 

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Here's an added question...Mark has his wood- working shop in our basement, just off the garage where I keep my baby...I mean my SSR (lol)...Even when covered she gets just covered in saw dust, and he has all kinds of ventilation and fan systems set up...with an almost brand-new paint job, should I cover her for the winter, and risk scratches when I uncover her next spring, or leave her uncovered??:xThx ya'll...Crafty
Damn, Beth, that's awful, especially in Waynesville, where I'm sure you have a lot of pretty days during the winter months, where you could get your SSR out and go for a cruise around town. We have many pretty days here in Murfreesboro from December through February when we can get the "little red truck" out for spin. I will admit wood working is dusty ... don't know what to tell you. Bob Alexander :ssr
 
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