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Who says you can't haul lumber with a grociery getter!

Discussion in 'Exploring everything under the sun!!' started by taxx, October 4, 2002.

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  1. taxx

    taxx Make em say Ugh

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    Here's proof
     

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  3. jasonb

    jasonb Jackstand Wheeler Moderator Emeritus

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    heck yeah!
    i haul full size 4x8 sheets of plywood in the back of mine a lot. they can haul lumber just like groceries!
     
  4. taxx

    taxx Make em say Ugh

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    Do you have to put them in at an angle? I had 5 sheets and 17 2x4s on top once. That's a bitch to load!
     
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    jasonb Jackstand Wheeler Moderator Emeritus

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    nope.. just chunk them in the back. they fit very tightly though and have to lay on the wheel wells. i made a little lift deal that sits in the rear cargo area to make sure they angle up so they can't fall out. its nice. i'll take a pic of it when i get the cam.
     
  6. taxx

    taxx Make em say Ugh

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    That's cool. I have never tried to put them inside. My old 88 Jimmy they had to go in at an angle.
     
  7. '96explorereddiebauer

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    Haha...that's awesome! My dad took out all the seats in our minivan and loaded up plywood and studs then we put a few more pieces of plywood on the roof over the roof rack. But since the van's suspension is so soft, the rear end sagged severely but hey, it worked!
     
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    I can fit plywood in mine without leaning it, but it hangs out the back of the 2 door. Of course, I have to take out my sub box and now my tanks to do this, so I just throw it up top now.

    Tip for quick lumber unloading. I used this when transporting crappy left over lumber around the block after large frat parties. Put 2 4x8s on the bottom, one on each side vertically, and plywood behind the front seats vertically. Then load the back of the truck fully with the lumber. When you get to your drop off point, have someone unseat the floor liner plywood, then floor it! Everything will just slide out in one neat pile. It helps if you're going a bit uphill. Hey, it worked many many times :D
     
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    I had to haul quite a bit of sheet rock in mine this summer to finish the garage. I just built a small frame ( about a foot tall or so) to set on the bumper and keep the sheets straight with the wheelwell covers. Worked great and just used left over pieces of 2x4's to make it.
     
  10. jasonb

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    that's basically what i was saying. i just made mine about an inch taller so they would angle "up" a bit and not have a chance to slide out. i have since mad a thing that fits in the receiver and looks kindof like a backwards bike rack. it should work even better when i finish it.
     
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    Maybe this works for you but not all of us have 300+ ponies under our hood. :D
     
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    Hey alec, what frat? I used to be a sammy.
     
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    That was when my motor was mostly stock.

    And it was Sammy ;)
     
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    Good job taxman2K!

    I recently took three entire rooms of oak chair rail, door frames, floor molding and crown molding from a 1927 house that was being stripped and redone - all in my X. Let me tell you, the looks people gave me!

    I'm sure you got the same!

    Ry.
     
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    taxxman, with a truck built up like that, you must shop for groceries at a store in the middle of nowhere, with no roads connected to it, heh.
     
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    taxx Make em say Ugh

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    Actually I very rarely haul groceries! If I am hauling grocieries it is only dinner for that night and maybe some little debbies.:D , The wife doesn't particularly like em grociery shopping, especially with her. Once every couple months I go with her. But she is the type with the list that is in and out. I have to travel every isle and see what I am missing and spend twice as much.;)
     
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    taxx Make em say Ugh

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    Now beeing a home owner and spending my money at the hardware store, I have decided I need a small open trailer. I have a box trailer at my disposal, but it is hard to haul mulch, gravel, crap like that and it is large, and truck parts. I had a small one I built a few years back but sold it so I think I need to look into trailer maybe 8 - 10 feet long. This one is nice but inconvenient sometimes.

    Maybe it is time to build one again? OR just buy one? anybody out there have one, what are some pros and cons and things to consider. Remember I am just speculating, I might not do this for a long time.
     
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    oh man. my dad just sold ours, heh. i think for like $500, just to get rid of it fast. it was a motorcycle trailer that could 2 bikes, and we built a box that fit on top and bolted it down. we used it to haul mulch and stuff like that, and also when we went camping. good luck with it.
     
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    Oh man, just an idea. See if you can get your hands on the rear end (bed and frame) of a ranger and make a trailor out of that. Paint it to match. I have wanted to do that for years, and may one of these days. I know a guy that made a trailor out of a rear of a Commanche and pulls it behind his Cherokee. The paint and trim are exactly the same. It is REAL NICE! Of course, it won't be 8-10', but it is an idea.

    Robb
     
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    taxx Make em say Ugh

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    That would be cool. But probably way out of my price range. I'll have to think on that:D
     
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    and put 33s on it too
     






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