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Old 06-12-2016, 09:29 AM   #41
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here is mine.. my next project..

haul a ZHP engine, 3 ton Jack and an engine lift + tools..


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Old 06-17-2016, 06:59 AM   #42
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Stopped to get a pint after a bike ride with the gf. Was really tempted to go pull the car forward a bit so that the bikes would be framed better, but it was good beer and that would have taken me away from it.
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Old 06-17-2016, 02:59 PM   #43
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After you sober up (or drink a lot more) go back and get the shot you know you really want. This will look so much better with the bikes in the frame
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Old 07-15-2016, 11:22 AM   #44
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I keep meaning to post this...

About a month ago I bought a vintage 12.5" telescope that had been sitting in a field for a few years for restoration. The tube itself was scrapped as it was completely unsalvageable. Everything else fit in my touring. The mount and pier rode around in the back for a little over a week until I did the old fashioned thing (with a modern twist)... I offered beer (on Facebook) for help hauling the 300+lb assembly out of the car.

[edit] Last weekend I hauled a complete home theater system back to Houston from DFW (but forgot to take a pic). Front speakers (Paradigm Monitor 7), surround sound speakers (Paradigm ADP150), center channel (Paradigm CC-350), and 12" Sub (Paradigm - forgot model). Barely had room to bring our bags home with us.
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Old 07-16-2016, 06:11 AM   #45
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:57 AM   #46
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Does that one go to eleven?
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:29 PM   #47
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Well, it doesn't quite fill the back, but....

It's around 175 sqft of ceramic tile, thinset, and grout. I'd estimate around 1300 lbs.

All my friends drive a low rider....
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:41 AM   #48
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I keep meaning to post this...

About a month ago I bought a vintage 12.5" telescope that had been sitting in a field for a few years for restoration. The tube itself was scrapped as it was completely unsalvageable. Everything else fit in my touring. The mount and pier rode around in the back for a little over a week until I did the old fashioned thing (with a modern twist)... I offered beer (on Facebook) for help hauling the 300+lb assembly out of the car.
That is cool, more info on it?
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Old 07-20-2016, 11:22 AM   #49
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That picture makes me miss my old 10" Dobsonian. I sold it long before I got the wagon, but I'm sure it would have fit.
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Old 07-20-2016, 01:45 PM   #50
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Well, it doesn't quite fill the back, but....

It's around 175 sqft of ceramic tile, thinset, and grout. I'd estimate around 1300 lbs.

All my friends drive a low rider....
#stanced

I bet that was a fun ride home - hope you dodged the potholes!
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Old 07-20-2016, 07:09 PM   #51
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That picture makes me miss my old 10" Dobsonian. I sold it long before I got the wagon, but I'm sure it would have fit.
Hey cool! A couple of astronomy folks here!

The scope is a Cave Astrola 12.5" f/6. EVERYTHING, and I mean everything needs work.

The scope was sitting in a field for God knows how many years. The seller bought the property it was on and just wanted it gone. The main mirror is scratched up, but I won't know if it's the coating or the glass itself for a while. I have a home remodel to finish before my new house is finished (roughly 6 weeks away) and I have another scope I have to finish restoring (a Criterion RV-6 with f/5 optics from a Celestron C6-N). It too needed everything worked over.

The Cave will reside in my observatory at the new house (not quite sure when that will get built, so I have time for the resto). The declination drive is disintegrating, so I will likely replace it with a Ed Byers drive, as well as the right ascension drive. So, with both drives replaced, I'll likely add electronics to do astrophotography with it.

In my early teens (just over 40 years ago) I spent considerable time using a 12.5" Cave at the local planetarium observatory, but it had the heavy duty observatory mount with 2.5" shafts, as opposed to the 1.5" shafts on mine.
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Old 07-20-2016, 07:12 PM   #52
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I bet that was a fun ride home - hope you dodged the potholes!
Yeah, that was a bit more than I bargained for, but once it was loaded, I had two choices and I wasn't going to unload it and come back.

The drive was interesting. At first I was timid on the freeway (something you can otherwise never say of me), but before long I was passing the truly timid freeway drivers. The steering was light and the front wanted to wander a bit, but before long I got the hang of it. I sure wouldn't want to do that again, but damn, this thing really delivered the goods (pun kind of intended).
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Old 07-20-2016, 07:15 PM   #53
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this thing really delivered the goods (pun kind of intended).
Hah!

I did see when I was comparing the E39 and E46 wagons that these guys are rated at somewhere just over 1,000 pounds of payload - you probably weren't all that overloaded at the end of the day.
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:17 PM   #54
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Old 09-14-2016, 02:17 PM   #55
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:37 PM   #56
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Old 09-19-2016, 05:14 PM   #57
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Like it!

The single biggest reason I pursued buying a touring (since I already owned a sedan at the time) was so I could haul two golden retrievers.
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Old 09-21-2016, 09:53 PM   #58
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7 bins of mulch (one is on the front seat). I forgot to take a picture when i hauled a dresser home, i had to push the front seat forward so the hatch would close...
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Old 09-25-2016, 01:15 AM   #59
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Amongst other things.
What you can't see are the 4 sheets of 1/2" plywood cut into 2'x4' pieces in the cargo area.

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Old 09-25-2016, 08:32 AM   #60
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