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Old 07-30-2015, 04:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I briefly had a paper route with my Prelude, but after six weeks, another clutch went out, and I was fired, even though I immediately informed my supervisor that my car broke down, borrowed my mechanic's wife's bike and rode it several miles to pre-fold the Sunday paper, so that whoever covered for me had the least work possible.

My first Sunday, I fit 250 papers in my car. As I went to leave the parking lot, I heard grinding, stopped, and realized that the car was much higher than it was supposed to be. I was bottoming out on level ground! The first time that I turned, there was an avalanche, and I needed to throw papers back onto the passenger side. After that, I always made two trips, and had so many people complain that their papers were late, that I actually lost money. I probably lost money overall with that job.

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Old 07-30-2015, 05:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I used to put the kayak up on my Festiva to go to the lake. The kayak was a longer than the car.
Before I got a riding mower, I made two small ramps from 2X6's and would shove my push mower, weed eater and blower into the back of the Festiva to go mow yards. That car could actually hold a LOT.
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 07-31-2015, 03:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
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2 bales of hay, plus 3x 50lb sacks of feed. Bonus air filters.
Could have fit 4 bales with careful tetris work.

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Old 08-02-2015, 09:47 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Old 08-02-2015, 04:22 PM   #17 (permalink)
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It looks like Aerohead's file faded in the sun. According to Tineye, that is a sailplane trailer: https://sites.google.com/site/motorg...safety-section
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first the obligatory motor hauling, the vx motor coming home last weekend to start my build.


the second was a few years back when i was transporting a 425lb atlas stone for strongman training.
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:52 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Did the Atlas stone move around at all?
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Did the Atlas stone move around at all?
I had it behind the hump in the floor board so it didn't move much just side to side a little scrapped the door panel.


It moved about 45" up when I loaded it on to a platform in my workout later that day

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