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Old 11-28-2009, 01:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Your startin to scare me........not because you find this stuff......that's cool.

no, because I have a personal experience to follow your posts!!!!!

my buddie in Texas had this on his ranch.....i could not resist parking the Beast in front of it!!!!!
LOL!

I sure wish I had my digital camera a while back when I parked my Tempo in front of an actual semi trailer such that it looked like it was hooked up!

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Old 11-28-2009, 01:12 AM   #12 (permalink)
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For some reason, Frank, I could see you with a 5th wheel on your deck lid (removable, of course... don't want to ruin the aero...).

Is that bad?
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Old 11-28-2009, 01:27 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I was looking for something else completely..... you know how it goes.
Ahhh... here is what I was looking for:







Note the super singles!!!

Now why was I looking for it?

Oh yeah- the Metro truck thread!
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Old 11-28-2009, 01:28 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Also very creepy... but sweet.
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:42 AM   #16 (permalink)
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The rear of your car should be equipped with stiffeners that are integrated with the chassis... usually, the bumper rails are also located here. Hitches get hooked to those, not the subframe. A hitch should never be placed anywhere that will fatigue like that, it's purely unsafe.
It looks like the entire load of that trailer was on the rain gutters of a bug. I can visualize the rain gutters, maybe even the roof, being torn from the car going down the road at 70 MPH, the resulting chain reaction multi-car pileup, and the longer line of trial lawyers falling over each other from slipping on their own drool...

I wonder why this idea didn't take off, and why you don't see these things everywhere?
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...I can visualize the rain gutters, maybe even the roof, being torn from the
car going down the road at 70 MPH...
Another -- and similarly maligned -- contribution of this inventor to automotive
history was the folding mechanism for what was at the time the one-of-a-kind
Beetle convertable's folding top. Recalling that the little Bug had served as the
'cab' for this trailer, he called the rag top a "cabriolet." This also payed a subtle
homage to his new ride, also rear-engined, a Chevrolet Corvair.

Hey! My brother-in-law told me he read it on the Internet, and he never lies.
I can't wait 'til this long holiday weekend is over and they leave, in his
wood-gas powered Chevette. He says, "Screw the smoke, the fuel is free."
Yeah, sure. Meanwhile, I'm wondering where the missing dining room chair
and guest bedroom side table have gotten to. He denies any wrong doing.

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It looks like the entire load of that trailer was on the rain gutters of a bug. I can visualize the rain gutters, maybe even the roof, being torn from the car going down the road at 70 MPH, the resulting chain reaction multi-car pileup, and the longer line of trial lawyers falling over each other from slipping on their own drool...

I wonder why this idea didn't take off, and why you don't see these things everywhere?
Geez, way to ruin the fun...
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That camper is awesome! Ditch it at the campsite and you have your little car back. Totally manoeuvrable. I wouldn't be scared to drive it (that's not saying much I guess) MPG needs some help

I wonder how that mini truck does on payload-miles/gallon.
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Old 11-28-2009, 12:32 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Hey, the PT Cruiser convertible comes with a rollball when the top is down. Now that should be able to carry a load????

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