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Interesting way to haul stuff.
« on: August 24, 2007, 03:26:24 PM »
This person wheeled up in here to pick up a sawmill.We were quite intrigued to see he wanted us to place it on top of his rather small car to haul it home.He said he hauled alot of things up there from shingles to boards.Who says ya gotta have a truck to haul stuff? anyone else got an interesting picture like this.This was from a few years ago and beleive me .... it is not trick photography ... I saw it first hand. :D :D

 
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2007, 03:40:26 PM »
I think I saw that little car in our local box store parking lot.  It had about 20 sheets of 3/4 plywood on top and a broken axle underneath.  He did make it halfway across the lot before it broke.  I wouldn't be suprised if he blamed the broken axle on a pothole. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2007, 03:44:24 PM »
I didn't have the camera with me. When I saw a car with a good sized four wheeler on the roof. I don,t think the policeman who saw it before I did would have liked me to have taken any pictures while he was writeing out the tickets.

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Re: Interesting way to haul stuff.
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2007, 04:01:28 PM »
When i use to work a D.I.Y (now out of buiness) i had to help people load there cars and some of the things they would do to get things home :o :o :o.
I could not tie anything down on peoples car just help load.
Some were just plan stupid.
One time a guy came in a old s-10 and got 65 2x4 16 footers we loaded them on a ladder rack but the truck looked a low rider after we were done. Dont know if he made it home or not.
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2007, 04:05:16 PM »
AdaminMO ;D
How many pounds would that be up there?  

For anyone in the safety concious arena, I think a good argument could be given for the danger of having that mill up on top. Surely the straps are not going to keep it there if a quick stop is needed, or if just a 5mph bumper tap is eminent. But then, probably the chances are slim that it would happen....just that it could, and whomever is in front of the load continuing forward, might be the unlucky one. Turning a corner too quick might make things a little dicey too.  ;D  (I don't call people 'stupid', as some prolly think things I do are not brilliant...in their minds.. ;D)
Hopefully there is no liability on the company for how a mill leaves the plant.  

My rental place now requires that all renters use their own straps, chains and binders, and fasten them themselves....just according to their insurance and liability if something happens to the load.
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2007, 04:09:38 PM »
I beleive he had to sign a waiver on it.He made it home ok.He lost one front brake on the way to get the mill.Didn't have any brakes on the rear.One front brake all the way to his home in Illinois I beleive.Once they are on the truck(car in this case)we are no longer responsible for it.Mill weight is roughly 500 lbs.He had it strapped down tight through the windows.

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Re: Interesting way to haul stuff.
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2007, 07:03:16 PM »
I would have bet he was from Arkansas.

If the doors had window frames - like most cars now days do - how did he get back in the car?
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2007, 07:31:30 PM »
Donít surprise me a bit in that part of the country.  I had just floated the Black River and was headed home at light speed on one of those curvy roads in my 66 Corvette.  Some guy passed me in a Chevy II...to add insult to injury he spit chew after he got round me. :-[ >:( :-\ :'(
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2007, 09:25:13 PM »
What! A 66 Corvette and you've never shown a picture.....Larry I'm borrowing that wet noodle from Jeff if we don't see one soon. :D

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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2007, 10:27:29 PM »
One time a guy came in a old s-10 and got 65 2x4 16 footers we loaded them on a ladder rack but the truck looked a low rider after we were done.

I have watched my Dad haul more on his S-10 roof rack than me in a full size truck. He just always made sure the whole truck went down even.   ;D ;D

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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2007, 10:52:52 PM »
Be kind Norm he is still washing the chew juice off his vett so it will shine in the picture. ;D
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2007, 11:38:54 PM »
  I used to have a rack on my 88 Toyota truck.  Hauled loads of stuff on it.  We used to throw planks on the rack and drive it alongside the house we were building and use it for scaffolding. 
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2007, 12:22:59 AM »
The joys of loading at the big box... 

Fridges tend to fall out of trucks if they are not tied in.

A ford suv can hold a patio door on the roof rack and no I will not tie it down.

A Honda civic sedan does not have enough trunk room for a dishwasher.

An 80's Chevy S10 will hold 48 bags of 80lb Sakrete but not 49...

A 1ton U Haul will hold 70 sheets of 12ft rock but the tires look bad low... 

A Z71 will haul enough treated lumber to go to the top of the bed but
the tire sidewalls rub together.

Put 80 bundles of 30 year shingles on a one axle trailer.  He made it all
the way to the street before the axle broke taking the tire and fender with it.
Couldn't happened to a nicer guy either.  Cussed my cashier on his way out.
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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2007, 12:42:19 AM »


Here's that picture that went around the internet a few years back.   ;D
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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2007, 01:41:04 AM »
But I canna change the laws of physics, Captain!

So, how did I end up here anyway?

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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2007, 03:11:09 AM »
As I remember the story, there's ten sacks of sakrete in the back
seats and trunk.
The Passenger was/is passed out on dope... 

Yes, this was on a bulletin board at the big box. 
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Re: Interesting way to haul stuff.
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2007, 05:10:38 AM »
OK, time for a story...  Everyone got a cuppa?

MANY years ago, BC (before children) my (now-EX) husband, the interlekchewall, wanted to take an Aviary home across town. We only had a little Toyota Corolla '74. Great little car. Not built for carrying stuff.

We had no roof racks. No tow ball, nothing. I suggested we pay the guy a deposit and borrow his brother's car and my Dad's trailer and pick it up the following weekend. But noooooooo that was too much mucking around. The guy was happy to hold it for us for the week or two.

So, he decided to put the aviary on the roof of the car and tie it down. In spite of my protesting that 'It'll slide off', and 'but there's nothing to keep it in place' etc. After a few glares and him starting to get upset (NOT a state I ever wanted him to get into) I shaddap.

So, here we are, Aviary panels loaded on the roof. Overhanging the car on all sides. tied through the open windows A-La the photos above. We had to get into the car through the windows.

I didn't think it politically correct to take photos, and, in any case, I didn't have my camera.

Now, here's the fun bit....

Yup, you guessed it...

Going at 80Km/Hr down a main road (THANKFULLY this didn't happen on the freeway we'd just come off) The Aviary slid off the roof. Yup, just slid on off the roof. The rope (well, more string) went slack and it just a-slid off.

I didn't say a word. Nup, niente, not a word. Just sat there. Trying not to laugh.

Of course he got out and I had to hop out and help put it back onto the roof. And of course it was my fault it fell off, coz if I hadn't 'distracted him with negatives' while he was tying it on it would never have come off... 

It scratched the roof and boot of the car when it slid off. No-one was hurt, but, it was just hillarious, all the same.

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« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2007, 06:35:09 AM »
Whew asy, You had me confused there for a while. When you said that you were hauling an Aviary on top of the car, I was picturing something like this
 
tied by it's neck on the car. :o   Later you used the term Aviar panels, so I figured  you were talking about some sort of pen or cage panels for birds. ;D


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« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2007, 07:03:04 AM »
When Honda started making Civics many years ago, the car was tiny. Mini-Cooper sized even.

I saw a Ford pickup with a Honda Civic in the back. It was a perfect fit. The Honda's tires straddled the Ford's wheel wells. I thought "I don't need a spare tire, I've got a spare car."
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« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2007, 08:32:53 AM »
Norm, all I have left of that vette is fond memories.

I could send you pictures of the wifeís Saturn as it is the exact same color...just doesnít have that ugly bump in the center of the hood. ;D :D ;D :D
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