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« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2007, 09:51:20 PM »
Back in my days as a slaughter house tycoon we used to joke about Mr. Osborne bringing in his mixed dairy breeds while they "looked over the cab" of his pickup.
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« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2007, 09:58:02 AM »
Sounds like Baker could use this for their marketing, "So easy to move you can haul it with your family sedan."   :D

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« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2007, 11:14:28 AM »
That may work for the marketing side."As portable as you wanna make em!"

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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2019, 09:21:18 PM »
Back in my days as a slaughter house tycoon we used to joke about Mr. Osborne bringing in his mixed dairy breeds while they "looked over the cab" of his pickup.
I realize this is an old thread - but the kid who saw me at a stop light in my old Dodge x cab, about the time this thread was active mind you - is probably still laughing at the heifer calf he spotted in the back seat of the cab, it was winter and I was raising replacements on a contract basis, so she was not the first, nor the last to ride in that truck.  ;D 
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« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2019, 07:40:33 AM »
Michelle's sister and BIL were in Saudi for a number of years, one set of pics she sent back was from the camel market, a camel being slung into the back of a little Toyota truck and then looking over the cab for the ride home.

BTW you can get 13 sheets of 3/4 ply on the roof of a Pinto :D. Working in a canoe rental shop in my teens we had one renter that came in to pick up a full sized boat driving a beetle, they made it about a mile and wondered if I was going to keep the deposit after it hit the road ::).
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« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2019, 08:33:42 AM »
This is my helper's bike hauling cans to the scrap yard. He has since wrecked it and the one he replaced it with to.

 
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« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2019, 10:11:26 AM »
Had 2 sheets of 3/4" plywood and a bunch of 2x lumber in a 1986 Subaru station wagon across town in 2004.  Wish I had a picture.  Went well enough other than having to contort my arm to shift.   :D

Also had a lady come out to buy a bred goat in a Yukon and no trailer.  I figured she had a cage inside, but the first words out of her mouth before I even asked confirmed she didn't.  We got her head pointed in on the rear barn doors (Appropriate!!!   ;D) and gave a shove and she jumped right in.  Then she kept jumping!  Into the rear bench, then the front seats!   :D  Once there she turned and rammed the drivers window, then the passengers, then the drivers again!  Frustrated she squatted and urinated on the console!   :D :D :D  She looks at the scene horrified and says, "My husband's going to be p***ed!"  I was like, "YEAH"!!!!  I was checked local news for wrecks along her 40 mile journey home.  Didn't find any so I guess she must have made it home.   :)
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« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2019, 10:36:05 AM »
I wish I had a photo just to remind me how stupid I was when I was young(er).
It was lean times, construction had completely dried up and I was doing anything I could to keep food on the table and a roof over my head. I found work as a subcontractor for Sears installing aluminum awnings. They came in cardboard boxes of many sizes, as small as 3' x 3' and as larger as 6' X 16.' The only vehicle I had was a worn out Dodge Dart Swinger and a light roof rack. Later I added a bolt on bumper hitch and a 4' x 8' trailer with a 4' tailgate I could let down. I pulled out of the Sears warehouse many times with the trailer stacked full of longer awnings  and a half dozen more tied on top. The roof rack held the smaller ones, stacked up 3 or 4' and if I had more I opened my trunk, stuck a rope across, closed the trunk, then stacked another pile on it! That poor little 6 cylinder Dart had to work hard to haul those loads but I always made it. I forgot I always had a 6' stepladder tied on somewhere as well.  

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« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2019, 10:53:38 AM »
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« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2019, 11:04:36 AM »
I had a little Nissan pickup when we moved to our country property where I was building a big barn (2,200sf).  I was finishing the inside ceiling with pine ship lap siding.  The longer the better :-X, less joints.  I had picked up a load of 20 footers - carried home on my my home-made wooden rack.  Just uprights in the bed, nothing out over the cab.  That worked great as the bundle was stretch wrapped.  As it happens with long lumberyard wood, some of it had some significant movement.  Enough that I couldn't cut short stuff out of it.  So I loaded up about 2 dozen to go back.  I had already traveled about 10 or 12 miles and was within a mile or so of the yard.  I was coming down an over crossing (steep down hill) when the light went red.  I jump on the brakes and half the wood telescoped out in front of me, touching the road probably 20 feet out.  I didn't drop any and just had to push it all back.  Now I check my straps after traveling a few miles for any settling of the load!
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« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2019, 04:36:08 PM »
A few years agao a drunk picked his buddy after some more drinking thy thought it would be a good idea to steal a calf then got picked up for d w i spend the night in jail the ones wife came to pick them up found the calf in the back of her mini van it had left a big mess went in the jail and said shoot both of them two drunks 
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« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2019, 05:09:23 PM »
When I was in high school my parents bought a house with a lot of extra sidewalks etc. (previous owner worked for a concrete company) and we broke up a lot of it and hauled it to the dump in our Toyota HiLux.  We had to all ride in the cab to go to the dump in order to keep the front wheels on the ground, but they would still bounce up off the road going around corners.  Crazy.

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« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2019, 08:06:47 PM »
Florida's Dart story brought back a memory of my starting out. The pinto wasn't getting it, and it was Michelle's car, so I bought a very high mileage Duster driven by a little old lady to church on Sunday's, best I could figure church must have been down in Mexico somewhere cause I found stuff from there under the back seat and a bunch of some kind of seeds. I broke out the sawzall and made an El Cadusto out of it. I used it for a few jobs and sure got some looks going down the road until I could buy a little Datsun truck that I mercilessly overloaded. A buddy at work went home one day to find his possessions, and wife, gone. I sold him the ElCadusto for a dollar and he drove it till he got back on his feet, that slant 6 was unstoppable. He came in one day and said he made twenty times what he paid for it :D.
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« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2019, 09:47:57 PM »
I learned to drive by bombing around fields in an old yellow Duster with black, vinyl seats - man oh man - there was never a time of year those things were not hot, and yes you are right, those slant 6 engines were simply unbeatable, would run for ever.  
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« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2019, 02:34:38 AM »
 A few years ago, when diesel fuel was 4+ dollars a gallon ( and everything I owned was diesel), I bought a crown vic  cop car at auction from  a local town.
 I needed a roll of 2 " water pipe to finish a job but the local Webb store didnt have one in stock. There was one ,however , at their branch about 60 miles away.I called that branch, asked someone to measure the diameter of that  roll, then measured the trunk . Assured that it would fit , i went to pick it up.When I got there, I found the guy had measured the wrong roll, and what i wanted was 2' larger than expected. Not willing to drive back,get a truck,and come back again, I stuck as much in the trunk as I could, ratchet strapped it in ( leaving about 4 feet hanging out the back, trunk lid in the air) and came home . 
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« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2019, 08:01:49 AM »
The Achilles heal for those slant six cars was the torsion bar pockets rotting out. I had a Valiant and a Duster.
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« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2019, 08:34:29 AM »
The entire trunk on my Dodge Aspen rotted out so badly you had to drive with the windows down to keep the exhaust out, but the slant 6 kept on running.

Funny, nobody cared about the exhaust and nobody died as a result in that car, imagine what would happen today. 
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« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2019, 09:07:02 AM »
   Looking at htis thread makes me homesick for overseas work again. i worked in the mideast and Africa and saw some very interesting luggage come in at the airports and very interesting loads hauled in and on the vehicles over there. I know you can load 2 full sized camels on a small Toyota p/u or 4 full sized camels on a long bed Chevy. We got behind a station wagon in Cameroon one time and saw a full grown steer tied up in there. I've seen taxis pull up and open the trunk and start unloading grown live pigs. The trucks and buses over there had loads stacked on top so high they were top heavy and sometimes turned over on the uneven sandy roads over there. People would be riding on the top of loads and standing on the bumper at the back of the bush taxi - a 15 passenger van. When 2 bush taxis would collide they would sometimes have 75 people killed. Same with TapTaps in Haiti which were the local bus service. When you'd ask how many people could fit in a TapTap or bush taxi the correct answer was always -1 more.
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« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2019, 10:39:34 AM »
My wife's aunt Judy was reported as a little prankster in her younger years.  She and a friend "kid" napped a local goat and snuck it into a local bar.  The bar called the local sheriff and he was less than amused to find his goat roaming around the bar.  I had a friend whos family raised goats.  We went in Kindergarten to see them and bottle feed them.  In later years there may have been times when a group of guys sat on stumps in a circle and had a few.  There was a wheel barrow in the circle and eventually a goat would jump into the WB and set like part of the group.  The goat never did have a beer with us.

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« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2019, 11:54:48 AM »
Wife's grandfather was a (sort of) cattle dealer.
Took her grandmother's nearly new Pontiac and trucked a calf in the trunk.
No history of how the trunk looked afterward.
He did this fairly often when he only had one calf to pick up, even though he had a truck.
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