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Old 05-22-2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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My Pickup got a workout yesterday,my Boy trimmed the trees in his yard and used the pickup to take 8 loads of branches and stuff to the dump.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:02 PM   #2
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Nice!!!!
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:04 PM   #3
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I love seeing Model A's (and AA's) still being used as they were intended!
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:27 PM   #4
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The Dump Nazi always tells me to "leave it over there - No charge" (pointing somewhere to the left of the metal pile.")

He has a grin when he says it though.

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Old 05-23-2013, 01:30 AM   #5
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My Pickup got a workout yesterday,my Boy trimmed the trees in his yard and used the pickup to take 8 loads of branches and stuff to the dump.
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Here is mine with a full load of paper (heavy stuff, paper!)
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:16 AM   #6
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Neat.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:58 AM   #7
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The way it should be....

now, how about a little "modeling" for some cash?
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:58 AM   #8
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My Model A Pickup is going to the dogs............







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Old 05-23-2013, 08:59 AM   #9
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A pickup sure is handy.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:06 AM   #10
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...and color coordinated trash at that!
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:29 AM   #11
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After visiting our local 'Home Desperate' about 7 or 8 miles away with lumber to rebuild a couple raised planter boxes, I untied and de-red-flagged the lumber, started to offload and then remembered to take a photo.
My stock (save the seatbelts and right rear tail light) truck ran like new and was/is a joy to drive.
Every guy needs a truck!!
Now looking forward to finding another project for it to 'help' with.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:06 AM   #12
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Very nice to see the A's at work....


Just a friendly reminder to the truck owners running antique tags: check with you local Motor Vehicle authority and your insurer about any limitations of use with the antique tag.

Here in Moose-sylvania, if your truck wears an antique tag, you may NOT carry any cargo in the back. Not even a bag of peat-moss from Home Despot. Many guys do it, but legally the police can cite you for it.

Check your local listings...
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:38 PM   #13
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Very nice to see the A's at work....


Just a friendly reminder to the truck owners running antique tags: check with you local Motor Vehicle authority and your insurer about any limitations of use with the antique tag.

Here in Moose-sylvania, if your truck wears an antique tag, you may NOT carry any cargo in the back. Not even a bag of peat-moss from Home Despot. Many guys do it, but legally the police can cite you for it.

Check your local listings...
Not a problem in Kansas.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:44 PM   #14
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Not a problem for my pickup,its on full rego.
About 4 times the concessional rego but worth it.
I bought a 200litre drum of methanol home in it last week,227kgs, I wonder what the load carrying capacity was for them when new.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:53 PM   #15
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Lawrie,

I use my '30 ccpu just as your son did, but I added a trailer hitch and could get all of your loads in one trip in the trailer. Pulls good and I get a lot of looks and comments at the landfill.

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Old 05-23-2013, 04:46 PM   #16
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Huge, I never thought of that,my A also has a trailer hitch as you call it,(we call it a tow bar),he could have towed a box trailer as well.
I know they tow well as we tow a camper all over Australia with the pickup.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:00 PM   #17
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Historic rego in NSW and I believe it is the same all over OZ allows loads to be carried .


End of page 4

http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/registrati...ubs_policy.pdf


Loads cannot be carried for commercial
purposes. Loads must either be the
private property of the vehicle owner and/or carried as part of a club event.

The maximum load allowed is two thirds
of the manufacturers load limit, and

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Old 05-23-2013, 07:13 PM   #18
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Huge, I never thought of that,my A also has a trailer hitch as you call it,(we call it a tow bar),he could have towed a box trailer as well.
I know they tow well as we tow a camper all over Australia with the pickup.
Lawrie

At our landfill you must go over a scale when entering and leaving the dump. My truck with me and the Big Boss, trailer, and load of grass trimmings, bushes, and small limbs weighed 3960 pounds. It was about 500 pounds lighter on the way out. It might weigh less in your part of the globe since it would be upside down.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:23 PM   #19
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yep every thing has to earn its keep lol
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:23 PM   #20
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I work the heck out of mine hauling trash for 10 days every Bonneville Speed Week and again in October.
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