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#1 Bucky92

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 03:23 PM

Has officially begun!! Just checked the sight and LB is in Oregon now!:banana:

Lucky car..gets to take the scenic route on top of a carrier.

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 03:40 PM

WOOOOHHHOOOOOOO. Awesome. Cant wait to see it at Carlisle (praying that it will be ready for you).

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 03:49 PM

You can always trailer it to Carlisle. :grin: :brow:

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 03:51 PM

Steve..The car is a runner ..thats for sure...If worse comes to worse I will toss my aftermarket temp guag on it..and guesstimate the gas miles..until I get a new digi dash for it

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 04:01 PM

That's so awesome you're FINALLY getting a West coast car. I can't wait to see some more detailed pics of this thing. :popcorn:

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 04:15 PM

Looks like its going to be traveling along I84 ..so if anyone spots a DAS truck with Cosmic Blue GL-10 on it..thats my LB ..and he better be on the top shelf

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 06:34 PM

Shoulda installed a sattelite feed dash cam so we all could follow along!!!!!!!:popcorn: :headbang: Frank

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 07:18 PM

Shoulda installed a sattelite feed dash cam so we all could follow along!!!!!!!:popcorn: :headbang: Frank


Ha That would be way cool!!

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 10:04 PM

I was hoping it would come through here but that would be too far south. Would be a once in a lifetime sight.

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 12:36 AM

Glad to hear He's on his way! the pics are a must Haha!

Hope LB gets there soon :grin:

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 12:37 AM

Could you convert the dash to regular style just curious. Ive got a question for ya connie. If those vehicles ride on top of those car carriers they look like there straped down pretty tight because the suspensions are bottomed out. Do you know what they do.

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 12:46 AM

Ive got a question for ya connie. If those vehicles ride on top of those car carriers they look like there straped down pretty tight because the suspensions are bottomed out. Do you know what they do.

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I know I'm not Connie Lol, But from what I've seen when my parents 99' Blazer's been flat beded. They take the straps and put them on something Such as the frame (On a full frame vehicle) and tight'n it down. I don't know what they do to Uni frame vehicles.. Never seen one flat beded, Nor have I ever seen a Subaru on a flat bed or being towed at all. :)

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 05:56 AM

I know I'm not Connie Lol, But from what I've seen when my parents 99' Blazer's been flat beded. They take the straps and put them on something Such as the frame (On a full frame vehicle) and tight'n it down. I don't know what they do to Uni frame vehicles.. Never seen one flat beded, Nor have I ever seen a Subaru on a flat bed or being towed at all. :)


I stuck my hooks in the factory installed "loops" at all four corners of my 89 GL-10 wagon to tie it to my flat bed trailer. I have hook "clusters" with several different hooks on them. Then I attach my chains or straps to the cluster. That's what most dedicated (full-size semi) car carriers use also, except they have their hook clusters permanently mounted on the end of chains. And the chains go around ratchets built into the carrier, which they use a 2-foot bar to tighten.

Some veicles have slots in the frame (or uni-body frame rails) that carriers hook into, but I'm not sure if Subs have these, and I'd rather use the loops than the slotsanyway. Using the slots, it's ofen a lot harder to reach them, and a lot of times the hole gets distorted from you pulling on it.

I have towed A LOT of cars. Most import cars have better tie down points like this than American cars. I always heard (may not be true) that this was because of the need to tie imports down better on their journey from overseas. Or maybe it's just better planning on the part of the imports. :) Imports seem to have at least one good hook point front and another rear. And if you're lucky there is one at all 4 corners.

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 04:08 PM

Its now in Boise Idaho.Looks like its going I84 to I 80..then probably pick back up I 84 in PA

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 04:59 PM

Connie, you got the link to how you are tracking it? I would like to track it with you.

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 05:01 PM

Connie, you got the link to how you are tracking it? I would like to track it with you.


Kyle.. I will PM you the infor..you need my auth number:)

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:15 AM

Salt Lake City Utah!!!!:banana:

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:31 AM

Its now in Boise Idaho.Looks like its going I84 to I 80..then probably pick back up I 84 in PA


well if i had gone back home yesterday i might have seen it. aren't they taking the long way?

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 12:15 PM

They might be dropping/picking up other cars on the way.

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 02:12 PM

are they going through iowa cuz if they do ill look for it and snap u a picture from the highway. you said i 80 and that runs through my neck of the woods

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 02:45 PM

Ben ..It sure looks like they are going rt 80 .. The tracking though doesnt seem to be as "live" as they say..it seems to be when they reach a check point that it changes:-\

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 03:04 PM

Ben ..It sure looks like they are going rt 80 .. The tracking though doesnt seem to be as "live" as they say..it seems to be when they reach a check point that it changes:-\

Word on the street from a great friend of mine who drives 18wheelers is that the car haulers drive solo so he'll have to stop every 10 hours for a break. Also he's of the opinion that they'll come I80 across.

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 09:32 AM

York Nebraska!!!!!!!:banana::banana: Half way here!!!

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 06:18 PM

Word on the street from a great friend of mine who drives 18wheelers is that the car haulers drive solo so he'll have to stop every 10 hours for a break. Also he's of the opinion that they'll come I80 across.


Actually if he is solo he can work a 14 hour day, 11 of which can be spent driving. The rest can be spent admiring the Subaru :grin: Or loading / unloading other lesser vehicles from the truck at waypoints. After the workday a 10 hour break must be taken.

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 10:48 PM

Actually if he is solo he can work a 14 hour day, 11 of which can be spent driving. The rest can be spent admiring the Subaru :grin: Or loading / unloading other lesser vehicles from the truck at waypoints. After the workday a 10 hour break must be taken.


If hes in iowa tomorrow let me know and i will camp out to wait for that truck to roll through town.

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