Makeshift shelter - condensation?

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Warrior
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Makeshift shelter - condensation?

Post by Warrior » Fri 18 Nov, 2016 01:53

I'm looking to build a temporary shelter to home Zeddie for the winter. She's been well looked after, washed, dried, cleaned polished & waxed on a regular basis but de-greening the roof has been difficult and as prices for 3.0i's seem to be firming up she probably deserves a little better.

The plan is to bolt together a wooden frame and cover it with correx board, the sort estate agents use for signage. I can source it cheaply, have plenty of bolts left over from building a pergola in the summer and reckon 100 quid will buy me enough timber.

Couple of questions. She'll be kept on a gravel drive atop a 6" base but should I put some correx or a plastic sheet down to prevent moisture rising underneath? Should I look for the best airseal or allow for some airflow into the chamber?

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pingu
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Re: Makeshift shelter - condensation?

Post by pingu » Fri 18 Nov, 2016 02:21

Airflow is good for airing the car, but bad when the wind gets up - as I found out a couple of winters ago :shock: .

Best might be to have air gaps, but to loop straps over the structure and bolt them to the floor.
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mrscalex
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Re: Makeshift shelter - condensation?

Post by mrscalex » Fri 18 Nov, 2016 07:23

I've thought about doing similar although more so to work on the car in the dry.

I decided not to as the risk of it blowing away and causing damage is too great.

If you just want to protect the car why not look at a carcoon?
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Warrior
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Re: Makeshift shelter - condensation?

Post by Warrior » Sun 20 Nov, 2016 21:25

the 500 quid price tag puts me of the carcoon :shock:

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Re: Makeshift shelter - condensation?

Post by mrscalex » Sun 20 Nov, 2016 23:05

Warrior wrote:the 500 quid price tag puts me of the carcoon :shock:
It's a lot of money to find but I don't think it's an insane amount to protect your pride and joy. Especially if a home-made assembly blows away and damages the car.
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1999 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Dimitri) - My brother's car owned from new and restored by me
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - My car rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Okus) - Project car waiting for a new engine
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Debra) - Donor car/breaker
1998 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Allsworth) - Donor car/breaker now gone to Z3 heaven
Always happy to try and help with spares :)

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