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The nor'easter that is blowing through my back yard right now has turned the SL into a porn tease if ever there was one. I tie the cover on around the mirrors to keep it from blowing away. The result is pure Marilyn over the subway vent.

The 'Fred Sanford Edition' Ranger is completely shameless, however.
 

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So what's the square thing?

Digmenow said:
The nor'easter that is blowing through my back yard right now has turned the SL into a porn tease if ever there was one. I tie the cover on around the mirrors to keep it from blowing away. The result is pure Marilyn over the subway vent.

The 'Fred Sanford Edition' Ranger is completely shameless, however.
Well, I can hear it say "Drive Me, Drive Me, I'm not afraid of these storms!!"
What's the big square thing west of your cars??
 

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Well, I can hear it say "Drive Me, Drive Me, I'm not afraid of these storms!!"
What's the big square thing west of your cars??
Still a little chilly to drive without a working CC Servo plus I want to get the steering coupler replaced before extensive driving.

The big square thing is actually 2 rectangular things. A couple of years ago, I purchased two 8' x 20' shipping containers and had them dropped on concrete blocks via a rolloff tow truck. Since "She who must be obeyed" was skeptical of the need (she has since changed her tune and filled the eastern one with her stuff) for these units, I had them placed with the doors facing the neighbors. I'll get a privacy fence someday. I then touched up the bad spots with Rustoleum, painted the tops to match my house's roof, attached Thomas Hardy exterior siding board around the outside and trimed everything out with vinyl housing trim.

The containers are awesome. They seal tightly, lock impregnably (4 padlocks each if I so desired but 1 each is sufficient) and there are no bugs, birds, possums, or anything in them that I don't put in myself. I installed commercial grade shelving that was being discarded by a local store that was gutting its stockroom inside of them along with my workbenches, etc. The doors looked really good when I first painted them but the trees drop a lot of crap in the summertime so I need to give that more thought.

Local code recognizes these units as 'temporary storage' and as such, didn't need to meet the usual shed requirements as long as they are 10' from the property line (they are, exactly).

I had the concrete pad poured last fall and I hope to get a pole barn garage up before the end of the summer.
Here's some more pics.
 

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Yes, they looked so good the tree got a little stiff for them.:rolleyes:
The blocks underneath the door keeps the Jack Russell Terrier from chasing the bunny rabbits to a point where he might get stuck.

BTW...I used brown vinyl latticework to trim out the bottm below the siding.
 

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Friggin' ingenious

My hat's off to you on this one. The two settees disguise them. Looks terrific. :thumbsup:
 
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