upstart8s wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:40 pm
I seem to remember someone suggesting moving large loads on roof bars!!! is this an option? (I still can't use the smilies)
Guilty as charged..
But with NO roof bars!
Back in the very early 80's I answered a for sale ad in the Exchange & mart for a VW Beetle parts car (floorpan, suspension & body with no doors, bonnet or boot, but sitting on all 4 wheels)
Went to a village called Fovant near Salisbury in a mates old minivan.
Did a deal for £15 and me, mate, seller & his son lifted the beetle onto the roof of the mini van, tied it on with rope (front windows wound down, doors shut, rope across foreheads) then another two ropes front & back secured to bumpers. Good job it was a van as with doors tied shut we could still get in via the back van doors. Drove home with it to Gosport (50+ miles double decker style)
No worries back then when you're a teenager.
In retrospect the minivan wasn't a great choice as the sills had completely rotted out front to back on both sides. We'd duck taped over the holes & thickly undersealed over the tape to hide it, the spline on the steering column was worn from fitting an incorrect steering wheel, so it jumped in your hands to the point we gave up and drove with molegrips instead of a steering wheel.
Those were the days!