1972 Fury Wagon Car Cover- any suggestions?

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  1. f1967franche

    f1967franche New Member

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    So I have a 1972 Plymouth Fury wagon that I am having shipped from out west to Maryland. I do not have garage space at the present time ( got a 67 Dart and 70 Pontiac wagon in works)so am going to store the car on my concrete parking pad but given we get rain/snow, etc. out here on the East coast- I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for the best/ideal cover that is weather resistant yet breathable so the car is protected but does not rot underneath. Thanks for any feedback. I do appreciate it. Frank-
     
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    Consider, that any dust which might be on the car when the cover is installed can become "grit" when under the cover, if it's not "absorbed" into the soft underside of the cover. With time, "sane paper"? NOT to forget about the mere size and weight of such a quality cover, plus the requisite antenna hole. Even if it was for a sedan, it would be easier if two people installed it. Moreso with a wagon, I suspect.

    Several dynamics to consider, other than getting the highest quality cover you can get for it. All will be breathable, but NOT waterproof!

    Just some thoughts,
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    Other than the car cover...Buy a cheap green tarp and park the car on it.
    Works as a vapor barrier and keep the car from absorbing any moisture from underneath.
    make sure air can circulate under the car. jack it up of you have to,butt that is an option.
    Hope this helps.
     
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    I was kind of thinking about some of the "drive-into bubble" deal for vehicle storage, which the tarp might cover, but not sure how it would stay inflated over time.

    If you park the car on the tarp, but still allow for air circulation under the car, how to keep moisture from collecting on the tarp under the car? Or do you just use the tires to anchor it to the pad underneath, as the tarp is laid over the car? Just curious.

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    Give me a day or three to come up with his 800 work# and I'll get back with you f1967. Friend of mine in SoCal is a Factory Rep for a very large Manufacturer of Car Covers in I kinda remember in Oklahoma? several 1000 patern coverz in inventory. When I give you his # call him and tell him just what you're trying to accomplish and He'll quote you a delivered price to your zip. Stand By, Jer
     
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    I used the tires as anchors.Sometimes a few small bricks to keep the corners and sides from curling up.
    Before laying down the tarp and parking the car onto the tarp, to create a slope, lay down some wood in the middle
    Not a mountain but still have plenty of ground clearance--common sense should kick in for sure.
    Not necessary but every little bit helps.
    The car itself being almost 20 feet long shelters the tarp from moisture away directly below it...
     
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    i'll concur that a vapor barrier under the vehicle is important, but down here, we have a bit too much "blowing rain" to keep things dry underneath anything not parked in an enclosure. Even then, without a vapor barrier under the slab, moisture can still rise and fall with temperature swings in the building.

    As for bricks, I'd put some 2x12s on the sides and then anchor them with bricks/concrete blocks for best results. Even so, some small critters might get under there!

    Many variations/orientations depending upon locale and resources.

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    I agree with putting down a plastic tarp to keep moisture from coming up through the concrete pad.

    I would also buy an All Weather Custom Car Cover from California Car Cover. Use the link below then select the "Outdoor" button.

    Choose a Cover


    The above link should bring you to the outdoor car cover options for a '72 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon, which has the same size dimensions as your Fury Wagon. I have used either their Noah or Stormweave models. You need a car cover that is going to breath and not trap moisture under it like a plastic tarp will. Their car covers are not cheap but they are high quality. The better option would be to rent a weather tight garage for the winter.
     
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    That would be the best option, completely.

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    Ironshield by

    www.carscovers.com

    I live in Maryland and it handles all weather. I have a security cable around the center and a 1" strap around the front and back and it keeps the car protected from hurricanes and blizzards.
     
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    Looks like they changed the name for Ironshield to either Platinum Shield or Ultimate Shield.
     
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    California Car Cover Co. I believe their cover that would be best for you is the "Stormweave". I agree with putting a tarp down under the car and driving onto it.
     
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    Hi....I picked up a 72 Fury wagon a couple of weeks ago and saw there was another locally for sale here in California...just curious if that was the one I saw... got pics?
     
  15. f1967franche

    f1967franche New Member

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    Nice. Thanks so much for the feedback everyone.
    Yea- I'd keep it in my garage but I already have a 67 Dart and 70 Pontiac Catalina wagon and so until I put pavers or concrete under a side overhang on my garage - the cover is my best bet.

    I actually just found a mid 70's Buick Station Wagon. Not sure the mode- maybe a Century but looks like Kojaks car in wagon form and minus the Gold but it would be a cool wagon. I'm addicted can you tell?
     
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    Thanks for your feedback :)