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Old 05-06-2004, 01:57   #1 (permalink)
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Madmobile Feature - Crap I've carried in da Ute

A long list of stuff carried in the Ute during it's first 9 months. Showing that even the domestic street-ute can get a good workout (and why I don't have a hardcover).

Here it goes:

Various beds, sofas and a Sofabed (in which somebody cut my finger off when unloading)

Tables

Heaps of chairs and cabinets and stuff

Coupla bloody big desks

Futons

Wardrobe

Ride-on mower (great stuff, just drive on)

New kitchen

Old kitchen, to the tip (in lotsa little bits including tiles masonite and heaps of other rubbish)

New carpet

Old carpet

Dogs (four different ones, but not at once)

Big Dog house (with dog inside)

Dead dog

120litre wheelybin (unloaded)

120litre wheelybin (fully loaded, twice)

Pavers (coupla hundred kilos)

Beach Sand (coupla hundred kilos, legal)

Sea water (in drums of course)

100litre drum of used engine oil (twice coz it looks good sprayed on fences)

Air compressor (see above)

Heaps of boxes (flat)

Heaps of boxes (full)

Suitcases and backpacks (on tour)

New fridge (fit nice and snug, twice)

Huge, heavy jarrah outdoor setting

Numerous slabs (Esp. Guinness)

Deflated front tyre/alloy

20+ panes of glass

Rolls of fencing wire

Heaps of bags of soil, mulch and stuff

Various trees and plants

Lotsa tools, paint and stuff

Numerous boxes of fruit, veg and stuff

Stacks of witches hats (at Sandown)

Boogie-board (added to list esp. for Jason_m9)

Lots more stuff I can’t remember…


And of course:

THE PROVERBIAL KITCHEN SINK.


Note: This is only stuff carried in the back! Let’s not get into the cabin.
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Old 05-06-2004, 02:21   #2 (permalink)
 
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Thats a good list of stuff. I can't imagine what mines carried. Going into its 15th year this year, and its carried a bundle or two.
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Old 05-06-2004, 03:27   #3 (permalink)
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I have missed the Madmobile Chronicles Madder....I always got a good laugh out of them.

With my ute I sometimes think it would be nice to own a XR8 car or a GT but with the ammount of stuff I carry in the back sometimes, I can't see it happening...lol.
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Old 05-06-2004, 16:07   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Madmobile Feature - Crap I've carried in da Ute

I too carried a dead dog in the back of my ute. Truly handy having the ute for this sort of thing but also truly sad. I had the hardcover on and the dog was frozen (all 50kg of him) so I had to forcefully reshape the dog so I could take him home.

This has been my first ute and I have to say it's a great asset.
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Old 05-06-2004, 17:40   #5 (permalink)
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I too carried a dead dog in the back of my ute. Truly handy having the ute for this sort of thing but also truly sad. I had the hardcover on and the dog was frozen (all 50kg of him) so I had to forcefully reshape the dog so I could take him home.
Truly sad indeed. Something strangley Aussie about picking up a dead dog in a Ute. She was freshly picked up and had to hose out the tray the next day, I love that plastic liner.


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This has been my first ute and I have to say it's a great asset.
Me too. There's not another vehicle, make, model or bodytype that I would prefer right now.

Rodc, more adventures to come, FF needs a good smack in the funny-bone.
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Old 05-06-2004, 18:02   #6 (permalink)
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I had the worlds crappiest XF ute. Paid $800 for it, sold it for $250 later. I miss how handy it was for getting and moving stuff. I love my car, but the trailer just doesn;t quite cut it.
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Old 05-06-2004, 19:17   #7 (permalink)
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Various beds, sofas and a Sofabed (in which somebody cut my finger off when unloading)
Cut your finger off???
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Rodc, more adventures to come, FF needs a good smack in the funny-bone.
Must agree with you there Madder....as much as I love browsing through the forums for information and a laugh....the laugh part is becoming harder to find.

Look forward to your new adventures......
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Old 05-06-2004, 20:37   #9 (permalink)
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Cut your finger off???
Well done for picking that up. Meant to say "tried to". Bugga

This is a good MADMOBILE CHRONICLE in itself....

Me and Mrs Madder loaded up this tubular steel sofa-bed frame no probs. When unloading, it was in bed-mode, we grabbed it by the end-frames, well clear of the hinges. Somebody came to "help" and grabbed part of the bed frame that forms the backrest and lifted from there shifting the weight of the whole thing. This meant we tilted sideways and I grabbed another bit of the end-frame. Remember that the "helper" is holding a moving section of sofa-bed. Later he let go and the thing suddenly folded into sofa-mode. Part of the hinge mechanism levered out and grabbed my left middle finger and scissored it against the frame. SO where does that leave me??



I'm still supporting this metal sofa-bed and my finger bone is the the only thing stopping the heavy steel frame from fully moving into sofa-mode (the flesh had already given way). I started going ape-shit and, as the frame is sprung as well and has a complex hinge movement, nobody knew what to do. The "helper" grabs the frame again and proceeds to put further pressure on the finger . Mrs. Madder is so freaked out by my guttural, high-volume shouting and swearing she was too scared she'd make it worse. After at least 30seconds I calmed down enough to carefully explain what to do, meanwhile the hinge pressure has been decreased and increased several times.

Now this is where things get good...

Mrs Madder takes a look at my very flat middle joint and demands I get in the Ute. She jumps in the driver’s seat and we make the 10-15k journey to the hospital. She maintained a minimum 10-20Km/h over the limit all the way really keeping the Boss on the boil. On the freeway she took no shit and kept it really singing. I was feeling a bit light-headed but just sat-back and thoroughly enjoyed the ride. I’m still so proud of her for that ride, great stuff.

In the end…

At the hospital no waiting in queues, straight in, good lie down, x-rays, stitches and lots of soothing reassurances. Injury described as explosion wounds. Flesh just popped out of the way of the hinges. Still scarred and sensitive and can’t bend fully.

AND NOW THE PUNCHLINE…

This was the first item we moved in our shift from our old place to our two new places (a rental place in town and our own place on the coast). Lifting was no-go so for a month I was director-general of the removals, typical duty being to stand beside the Ute and say, “there’s more space over here” while pointing pathetically with bandaged finger.
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Good list Madder... I still don't see a surfboard on it though... :)

What is it with sofa beds? They're bastards!!! Been nipped by one myself... never felt safe near it again... even opening mine is a dangerous thing, springs out at chin or groin level.

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P.S. the spacing of your list reminded me of my 4 pages essasy.
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