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« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2019, 12:12:27 PM »
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 #41 on: January 09, 2019, 12:37:16 PM »
Another Dart overload story.

After 6 months or so of installing awnings Sears asked me if I'd like to install chain  link fencing. More money and only 1 or 2 jobs a day.  I enlisted a friend who was also out of work and we never looked back. I'd pull my faithful Dart up to the fence lot where we would fill the trunk and backseat with chain link parts, posts and bags of concrete.  The 20' top rail pieces were tied together and laid out on the parking lot. I'd drive the car over them so we could tie it up to the bumpers! Away we'd go to jobs as much as 50 miles away. No  one ever said a word about our truck except one lady who told me the car was on fire. I told her it was oil leaking on the engine  until she asked about the flames! Whoops! The fire melted the accelerator linkage so we had to drive home using a string to give it gas. We had to adjust it several times but we were stopping anyway because my right front retread was flapping against the wheel well. I'd pull over and adjust the string while my buddy cut chunks off the tire with a razor knife.   Naturally it was one of those "50 mile" jobs and Friday so by the time we got home about 9 there was nothing left of the tire but the core and a few random chunks of tread. Life was tough back then but things did slowly get better.
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« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2019, 01:35:53 PM »
pete,I betcha that was the worst smelliest car too.  smiley_airfreshener
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Re: Interesting way to haul stuff.
« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2019, 08:07:15 PM »
Here's a friend of mine about to leave the farm after we welded up a motorcycle rack for the back of his car.



 
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« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2019, 09:20:20 PM »
In our teens my buddy had a 64 Mercury stepside pickup with a 6-1/2' box and side boards. We got permission from the logging contractor his dad hauled for to salvage firewood and fence posts from the brush pile evenings and weekends. We cut with two old McCulloch saws (when we could get them started) then loaded that poor Merc to the top of the cab. The axle was hard against the bump stops. We would sell a load to pay for a burger and gas so we could make the next trip.
We loaded one trip then I noticed the tube sticking out of the tire casing, the spare was under the wood. We made it to town but it was a tense ride.
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« Reply #45 on: January 09, 2019, 10:26:29 PM »
Apparently this happened today in Germanton.....



 

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« Reply #46 on: January 09, 2019, 11:09:14 PM »
 :D, that must have been fun in todays wind!
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« Reply #47 on: January 09, 2019, 11:34:45 PM »
Gee Ted you REALLY don't want to scratch that new truck now do ya?   :D
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« Reply #48 on: January 10, 2019, 03:25:31 PM »
 :D :D :D :D

That new truck has hauled something just about every day so far.  Ive hauled logs, lumber, firewood and waste slabs.  Just havent hauled appliances yet. Really trying to make it earn its keep!  Yep the bed is scratched....

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« Reply #49 on: January 10, 2019, 03:55:25 PM »
The manufacturer will not recommend this but I have been told you can haul some lumber on your portable sawmill.  I would only do that with great caution.  I prob. overloaded my gooseneck a time or two.  this load only moved 2 blocks from a local church clearing a maple for a parking lot,




 


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« Reply #50 on: January 10, 2019, 03:58:57 PM »
This is what happens when the old Shih Tzu dog Griffin gets in the car before the German Shepard puppy Libby.




 


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« Reply #51 on: January 10, 2019, 06:24:00 PM »
We had 2 dogs for a while. Dew,the old dog,taught Pumpkin what side of the car was his. He flipped her right over so fast. Dew did not like Pumpkin at all. For months we did not even dare to leave them alone. Dew gave Pumpkin A LOT of tough love.
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Re: Interesting way to haul stuff.
« Reply #52 on: January 10, 2019, 06:50:38 PM »
The manufacturer will not recommend this but I have been told you can haul some lumber on your portable sawmill.  I would only do that with great caution.  I prob. overloaded my gooseneck a time or two.  this load only moved 2 blocks from a local church clearing a maple for a parking lot,
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 I have seen various warnings here against hauling anything on the mill because of tagging regulations. My state classifies my mill as a piece of mobile equipment and I do not have to buy a license plate. If I used it to haul anything besides the mill now it becomes a trailer and I could be dinged to buy a license plate. Be sure to check your regulations accordingly.

  I remember hauling 21' sections of chain link fence top rail pipe on my trailer mounted johnboat. I was putting a fence around our rural church cemetery near Albany Ga. They did not have water at the cemetery to mix the cement for the post holes so I stopped at the boat landing on the way, removed the stern plug and backed it down into the water till about 1/4 full, put the stern plug in to hold the water and drove it to the cemetery. it worked great, I could push the wheelbarrow of dry mix under the drain, remove the plug till I had the right mix. When done I took the plug out and drove home and it was dry by the time I got home. Most of us who fish have left that plug out by mistake but this case it served a different purpose.

 When Hurricane Hugo was headed up the coast and I was working on the USMC base getting ready for it my wife called from home asked what to do with the boat and I told her put the plug in and fill it with the hose. Added enough weight to hold it down and gave me a reserve of water to flush toilets and such in case of an outage.
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« Reply #53 on: January 10, 2019, 06:56:46 PM »
I do not see a need to try that either!  Good thinking on the boat for a water trailer / reservoir. :)
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« Reply #54 on: January 11, 2019, 09:33:50 AM »
I once hauled 3.5 cars on a 16 trailer and about 30 batteries in the bed to scrap with a ton truck and no trailer brakes.   :o  Had a real good view of the sky.  ;D  Granted they were light cars (Civic, 2 MG Bs, and a cut up Cherokee body) and had been stripped pretty good, but my weight ticket was about 17k lbs  Wont do that again! 

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« Reply #55 on: January 11, 2019, 10:18:24 AM »
I did it once and didn't get caught.


 
The customer had one Cypress log at his residence and no way to haul it to the location where the other logs were.  I loaded the log up and away we went.   ;D
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« Reply #56 on: January 11, 2019, 10:27:34 AM »
MM you live in a beautiful part of the country.  I agree, should only be done with caution.  Not too far, and not too heavy,  not too rough of terrain.  Might torque your frame, and if you are in an accident on a public road even if not you fault, someone may make a big deal out of it.
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« Reply #57 on: January 11, 2019, 04:58:43 PM »
 

 

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