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Re: Bull Bars

Al Powell wrote:

> AH!!  Often called "brush guards" in the Yew Ess of Ay.  Usually
> garishly chromed and affixed to the front of monster pickups whose
> actual utility usage can be determined by checking the bed and not
> finding one ONE scratch.
> BTW - the "pretty pickup" drivers also are REAL big on chromed
> diamond-plate covers for the bed side-rails and top of the tailgate.
> THEN they add a "bed-liner" which is cast to protect the entire bed
> and tailgate.  Turns the back end of the truck into a giant
> teflon-coated skating rink in which any object caroms around
> continually while the vehicle is in motion.
> Makes SUV's look downright practical!!

Back in '94 an old university friend of mine moved to the States and one of 
his first automotive questions was: - why people around here commute in 
pick-up trucks instead of normal cars? Since up to this day I have no answer 
to this question, I murmured something about a twisted local fashion.

After that brutal winter we had a couple of years ago he told me with a 
sarcastically enlightened voice:
- Now I know! They drive them because they like to carry snow in the bed.


Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ - 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ - on order...again. For the third time and counting.
Philadelphia, PA