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Old 02-06-2019, 02:54 PM   #21
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Physics.
How do you figure? If the back strap won't let the boards slide sideways or bounce up and down, adding another exactly the same would work.
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Old 02-06-2019, 02:57 PM   #22
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How do you figure? If the back strap won't let the boards slide sideways or bounce up and down, adding another exactly the same would work.
Strapping it down is still going to be springy up front, no matter how tight. It could pull out one of the cleats, too.

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Isn't it becoming clear to people they aren't making these trucks for tradesman anymore but for suburbanites to look cool?

6 foot bed, jumper cab, heated leather seats and all manner of stupid gadgets and upholstery? Who needs this? I remember the old F-series fords where you could squirt the cab out with a hose. Handy when it was full of mud. Wouldn't dare do that now.
I buy the XL series. Can still hose them out.

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I'm sure someone will make you vinyl bench seats for the right price.
Plenty of them around here.

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Isn't it becoming clear to people they aren't making these trucks for tradesman anymore but for suburbanites to look cool?

6 foot bed, jumper cab, heated leather seats and all manner of stupid gadgets and upholstery? Who needs this? I remember the old F-series fords where you could squirt the cab out with a hose. Handy when it was full of mud. Wouldn't dare do that now.
Rubber floor mats vinyl seats put the hose to it leave the doors open to dry out the cab do it all the time in my e350, I use a DeWalt cordless blower to move all the saw dust etc from the interior but it always surprises me the color of the water when I use the hose.
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Hauling long lumber in the short bus......
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it always surprises me the color of the water when I use the hose.

You aint seen nothing until you have some mortar color that gets spilled in the truck and you hose it out.

That chit is crazy


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What a pain.
Dumbest idea ever. He should just hold it on the roof with one hand.
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Or cut a hole in the truck and slide those boards right thru to the front seat.
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Dumbest idea ever. He should just hold it on the roof with one hand.
Rubbish no way can you hold lumber with one hand on the roof, the only thing that can be held on the roof with one hand is a mattress
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Rubbish no way can you hold lumber with one hand on the roof, the only thing that can be held on the roof with one hand is a mattress
Oooh! That's a great idea! Put a mattress on first and then stack the lumber on top!
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8' bed, Chevy with all the bells and a rack-it set of racks will did it everytime.


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Oooh! That's a great idea! Put a mattress on first and then stack the lumber on top!
No no silly. Lumber first - THEN the mattress.

That's why mattresses have handles - everybody knows that.
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When I was a kid, we needed a 2x4 and only had a Volkswagen Rabbit. So my momís brilliant idea was to have my brother sit in the back, wind down both windows, and have both of us hold on to it the 15 miles from the hardware store.

And who among us hasnít used their passenger mirror as a pipe rack to haul a 20í stick of 3Ē ABS?
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How long did it take you to go from big box photo of the day to contractor?
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I've been too reluctant to take pics of real "gems" in terms of hauling in action or loading. But I just realized that I should just say "That's ____ !(great/creative/clever/awesome...) and I need a pic of that!
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And who among us hasnít used their passenger mirror as a pipe rack to haul a 20í stick of 3Ē ABS?
Not 3" abs, but a couple pcs of 1x4 azek on my old boss's f150

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Oooh! That's a great idea! Put a mattress on first and then stack the lumber on top!<img src="http://img.contractortalk.com/smilies/thumbup.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumbup" class="inlineimg" />
I thought the handles were so you could wrap the rope thru the windows, thru the handles and around the top in a knot to really secure that load.


No no silly. Lumber first - THEN the mattress.

That's why mattresses have handles - everybody knows that.
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When I was a kid, we needed a 2x4 and only had a Volkswagen Rabbit. So my mom’s brilliant idea was to have my brother sit in the back, wind down both windows, and have both of us hold on to it the 15 miles from the hardware store.

And who among us hasn’t used their passenger mirror as a pipe rack to haul a 20’ stick of 3” ABS?
That's called a passenger mirror?

When you're really in a small car you can open your gas tank and set the wood or poles on the mirror and the other end on the gas tank cover and then just hold it with your arm out the window.
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Dodge tradesman package, rubber floors, vinyl seats, just the right options.

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We should all have dash cams to surreptitiously capture creative hauling techniques. It's bad form to snap a pic when they're staring back at you.

I was trying to get one yesterday at HD, but the misses was giving me the stink eye for just watching the process, 12' composite decking in datsun pickup, are those even 6' beds?

decking over the closed tailgate, "secured" in the front by placing 60# bags of concrete mix over them, the decking bowed so much it was almost touching the ground behind the truck

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