Autox (not a baited hook)

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Sun Jun 16 15:56:06 EDT 2002

At 11:43 AM 06/16/2002 -0400, Phil Rose wrote:

>At 5:25 PM -0700 6/15/02, dkpriebe wrote:
>>On a slightly different subject... why I love my '91 200 Avant... what other
>>car can I make a late night run to Home Depot in, to pick up 4 2"x10"x10'
>>pieces of lumber, not have to remove the car seat or stroller, and still
>>pull 1.8 bar on the freeway on ramp on the way home? Simply irreplacable.
>You had me wondering "How the hell?" --for a while-- until I noticed
>you have an Avant! :-)
>The ski sack in the sedan poops out at about 7 or 8 ft, I guess, but
>its zipper can be opened juuuust enough to allow me to pass through a
>9-ft long roll of seamless backdrop paper (for studio photography).
>However without some "modification" that little zipper won't even
>come close to accommodating something as wide as a 2x10.

I've gotten half a dozen 2 X 4 or a couple 2 X 6 through the zipper by
sliding the lumber in a foot or so and manipulating the zipper opening
around it.  For sure you can get an 8-foot piece in and close the trunk
lid, but I'm not sure about 10-footers.

The V8 has a zipper on the bottom of the ski sack that might be a tad
longer than the one in the 200q20v.  If it was a real "need", I think I'd
take out the 200's sack and have a longer zipper installed.  My wife could
do the job neatly, and I know of a couple boat canvas places that could
supply ANY  length of zipper desired.  They buy it in long rolls.

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