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How wide is an EA81 wagon?


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#1 Uberoo

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 02:47 PM

Just wondering how wide is an EA81 wagon without mirrors or protruding trim?I have an 89 dodge cummins 4x4 pickup.The tailgate almost seems just slightly larger than the width of an EA81.I have seen pics that show that a samurari can fit in the back of my truck.An ea81 vehicle is pretty narrow...So how wide is an EA81 vehicle with out mirrors or other removable bits..my offroad toy is on tractor tires so I can't go over 20 mph with it.I can't use a tow dolly to get it to offroad places,car trailers are expensive.What about putting it in the bed of my truck...:lol:

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 02:49 PM

Measure your car. That should tell you how wide it is.

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 03:02 PM

unfortunatly it is an hour away right now so that isnt a great idea...Im going up their monday for a bit of offroading.I just want to see if it will fit.The truck on the other hand I have 65.75" to work with.

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 03:08 PM

I just found out that the wagon is 63.8" so that fits with almost 2" of space.Now I just have to figure out how to fit 14Ft of wagon into an 8ft bed...

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 03:09 PM

I have a chilton book, Let me see if theres a Dimension section.. Give me a sec...

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 03:14 PM

the wheelbase is 96.3In so just over 8 ft.So I just need to make some sort extension for the wagon to ride on...Anyone happen to how how much the front overhand protrudes in front of the tire?I think I need to visit the offroad forum and see if I can find appoach angle for a stock wagon then do a bit of trig..I will be sure to take some pic of wagon in the bed.

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 03:16 PM

The tailgate might break with the weight. Is the car street legal? You could put street tires on it. Or use a dolly.

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 03:17 PM

Yeah IDK? I guess Chilton doesn't have that in there book?:rolleyes:

So that sounds like a new challenge... 14ft into a 8ft bed?? If you could get a 15ft piece of 2-3" steel sheet and lay that in the bed and then put the rear half of the wagon on that.. But i dunno where you could get a hugh steel sheet? And the price would be outragus!:eek:

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 03:18 PM

I'd do what Mudduck said, Get a car dolly... You can rent one from U-haul for about $20 or less..

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 03:28 PM

Yeah IDK? I guess Chilton doesn't have that in there book?:rolleyes:

So that sounds like a new challenge... 14ft into a 8ft bed?? If you could get a 15ft piece of 2-3" steel sheet and lay that in the bed and then put the rear half of the wagon on that.. But i dunno where you could get a hugh steel sheet? And the price would be outragus!:eek:

Good luck


ya, great idea. :-\

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 03:28 PM

Steel ramps that are long enough for the front and rear wheels to set on would support the weight of the car. I would remove your tailgate though. Getting it up on the back of the truck might be tricky.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 04:29 AM

15ft piece of 2-3" steel sheet



I dont even have a CLUE where to begin estimating the weight of that piece of steel.

Not the slightest glimmering of an idea. 2 tons, three? Four or more? If it were plywood it would probably only weigh about 300-500 pounds, but steel is a good bit heavier.

You need to think your ideas through a little further before posting them, my friend.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 11:45 AM

I dont even have a CLUE where to begin estimating the weight of that piece of steel.

Not the slightest glimmering of an idea. 2 tons, three? Four or more? If it were plywood it would probably only weigh about 300-500 pounds, but steel is a good bit heavier.

You need to think your ideas through a little further before posting them, my friend.


steel plate 1" thick is 40.84 pounds per square foot.

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 01:16 AM

steel plate 1" thick is 40.84 pounds per square foot.

so, roughly 3200 pounds..... PER INCH of thickness then. 6400-9600 pounds, thats 3-5 tons.. close enough. Heck, my guess was much more accurate than I thought it was!! :-p

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 03:48 AM

ok so i got it dont bring the rig to the trail bring the trail to the rig use the truck to load up a hole lota dirt then geta back hoe and some shuvels :) see where im going with this ?
;) good luck .Rob:cool:




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