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Dubz
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posted 04-18-2004 12:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I borrowed a flatbed trailer from a good buddy hotrodder that lives 2 doors down from me last fall to move my car out to a storage shed an hour away. He said that anytime i needed the trailer i could use it, just give him a weeks notice so he could make sure that there wasn't going to be anything on the trailer. It was wonderful
So i was planning on bringing the car back since i will have time to work on it now, and it's getting warmer, and i call him up. after shooting the breeze for a little while...
me - "i was calling to ask about the flatbed"
him - "i sold it, does that answer your question?"
he's gonna buy another, but sold the old one so he could get a fancier deal, but he's in no rush since he doesn't need another for a while now.

So now i have to get my car home somehow. Oh well, figure some way of gettin er home...

any ideas? driving it is out, as it has no seats, and can't be insured. And i imagine a tow truck is gonna be a tad bit expensive.

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N266fords
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posted 04-19-2004 12:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for N266fords   Click Here to Email N266fords     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
do you have a truck you can rent a tow dolley from U-Haul and tow it yourself . drive the front wheels up onto it then remove the drive shaft and use heavy wire to hold it up to the exhaust. and no problem its home befor you know it. bruce w

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Bloose
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posted 04-19-2004 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree. If you must have a flat bed trailer call around rental places most have trailer for things like Bobcats that would work fine.

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MLariviere
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posted 04-20-2004 11:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my past experiences,it would have cost just as much to have it hauled as it would to go through the BS of getting a trailer. If it's not far,ie. 20 miles,you may want to shop around. The guy that hauls it for me does it for $40-50 usually. The rental place here gets $50 for 4 hours. Not alot of time to work with a disabled car,and not worth my time,IMHO.

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Dubz
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posted 04-25-2004 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well i called around and the cheapest i can tow it would be $150, flatbed from u haul wasn't too bad at $50, and a tow dolly won't work as the car is too heavy or so said the person i talked to (3800lbs)

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Bloose
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posted 05-01-2004 07:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
$50 for a flat bed sounds resonable to me. That's the route I would go.

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Mooney
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posted 05-01-2004 10:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mooney   Click Here to Email Mooney     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is straight from U-Hauls site:
Specifications
Empty weight: 650 lbs
Max load: 3,450 lbs when towing a front?wheel? drive vehicle
3,900 lbs. when towing a rear-wheel-drive vehicle.
So you've got 100 lbs to spare?

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