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    I was needing more Garage Space and storage, I haven't the room to keep it all from the weather, inside
    I purchased this Shelter Logic SUV type barn Tent structure which is 13X20X12 and I installed it on a cement slab,DSCF3271.jpg where the PO had set a cement Dog Pad Attachment 385449 ( Dog Running Area Fenced) So on this Slab next to the house... is where I installedAttachment 385449

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    Being this is a Temporary Tent like Shelter, there is No town permit needed, as it is not permanent structure, but it's anchored like permanent structure lol

    It was pretty easy to assemble,, Instruction say 3 assistant one day work.. with the special anchor system ..and one man took two weekends by myself came out pretty nice
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    I hope it last the hard winters here and the top should last two years that am told fro MFG... get pretty hot inside too

    Plenty of Storage room for sure , I'll be setting up shop here soon for more Opel Projects in near future too.
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    I've had one for over 20 years now that has held up to many blizzards. Going to be replacing the cover material for the third time soon. I do have a strato blue '73 GT in there. Somewhere...
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    Oha
    That looks great,Mike Now must not again
    Knock on woods three times!
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    Our neighbor erected one of those last year for his fifth-wheel trailer. We didn't get any really big snow storms but have had numerous high wind events with near hurricane force winds and it has held up well. UV is the biggest enemy. I wonder if there is something you could spray on the cover to give it some protection?

    Did you take precautions to stop surface water running down the hill from getting under the sill? We have been getting heavy rain lately and I've seen water standing in places that I haven't before so it seems possible from the photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norbertone.gt371 View Post
    Oha
    That looks great,Mike Now must not [img]https://cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/verschiedene/g030.gif
    Knock on woods three times!

    Why I save another GT... It's a Orphan... Make Alive again.... This one make into Mad Max Machine Idea MaYbee??
    Only time will tell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbo View Post
    Our neighbor erected one of those last year for his fifth-wheel trailer. We didn't get any really big snow storms but have had numerous high wind events with near hurricane force winds and it has held up well. UV is the biggest enemy. I wonder if there is something you could spray on the cover to give it some protection?

    Did you take precautions to stop surface water running down the hill from getting under the sill? We have been getting heavy rain lately and I've seen water standing in places that I haven't before so it seems possible from the photos.
    303 protectant is probably the best UV protectant on the market but you'd have to renew it periodically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbo View Post
    Our neighbor erected one of those last year for his fifth-wheel trailer. We didn't get any really big snow storms but have had numerous high wind events with near hurricane force winds and it has held up well. UV is the biggest enemy. I wonder if there is something you could spray on the cover to give it some protection?

    Did you take precautions to stop surface water running down the hill from getting under the sill? We have been getting heavy rain lately and I've seen water standing in places that I haven't before so it seems possible from the photos.
    Your Exactly Right, I need to Dig a Drainage trench the length of the structure and install perforated drain pipe " pitched for drainage away , running down hill for sure, a little water inside on heavy rain days,, hold up great in heavy thunder storm wind so far. Anchor to slab real good too.. The Rear wall was like sail boat, so added pvc tubing to make up a rear wall, brace from flapping around, filled bottom pvc tube with sand keeps material tight all the time so far..
    it's Definitely not 100% water tight,and it get real hot inside with the door zipped up.. need exhaust fan cut into back wall some how, like gable vent .?? or a thermal spinner roof vent .. something
    It's a freakn Over Sized Pup Tent
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    Nice , i did that for the first 2 years. Only advice I have is if you get snow you'll have to use a broom or something soft to give it a push from the inside to keep the weight off.I had the snow once pile up to the tops of the walls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opellane View Post

    Why I save another GT... It's a Orphan... Make Alive again.... This one make into Mad Max Machine Idea MaYbee??
    Only time will tell
    And it was a Rally Gold one.So it is a must to save it.My favour color
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    Quote Originally Posted by opellane View Post

    Why I save another GT... It's a Orphan... Make Alive again.... This one make into Mad Max Machine Idea MaYbee??
    Only time will tell
    Here is a good one out of Hartmut`s Collection
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    Now you have place when Werner will maybe go Carlisle in the future.
    This weekend he celebrated his own "Ketsch Meeting" as all past years.
    I think it must be meeting number #7 this year.

    Norbert
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    Quote Originally Posted by norbertone.gt371 View Post
    And it was a Rally Gold one.So it is a must to save it.My favour color
    I now have enough room to set up small engine shop / Body Shop / Tractor equipment
    as my Garages are too small inside and very low ceilings.

    The Orphan GT being your favorite color.. is really Rusty.. Gold.. I have plenty of time to decide what to do with this project.
    I have the parts in storage to make another GT, ,,,, Do I need another GT?

    So What I think,, Idea? Is to make it 4 cylinder commuting car, all year round driving..

    Get the GT shell Sand Blasted, ( Local shop here offered job for $750) make all metal repairs, patches,welds,floors, etc
    not getting perfect body work, Good Enough DSCF3347.jpg

    Then coat the entire car ,Inside and out...using Line-X or Rhino Liner "" Heavy Duty Truck Bed Liner Paint" This will make the entire GT Rust Proof from our Winter's Heavy Road salts and probably make GT heavier too. Sound dampering too I hope so
    I just found this product called Raptor Coatings and it's not too expensive... figure the whole car 3 kits maybe $950 will see
    Jeeps are known for doing this and looks pretty nice too

    ""Check this Out"" Entire Car painted Truck Bed Liner... pretty Cool.... just some ideas
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0MiHl4BPDs
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    Isn't this type of coating what Kyler used on his GT? Pics are here (somewhere)!

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