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FITTING YOUR BOARD IN

Postby Shukiki » Wed Dec 15, 2004 4:55 pm

Any1 no if you could fit an 8ft- into a vaxual cavalea if your put the back seats down and the front passenger seat?
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Postby estemof » Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:01 pm

just tape it to the roof if it dosn't
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Postby Shukiki » Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:02 pm

OK. I COULD BUT ISNT THAT NOT GOING TO COME FLYING OFF IF I USE TAPE
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Postby estemof » Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:06 pm

gaffa!

It should fit in, you could always have it hanging out the back and tie the boot down.
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Postby Shukiki » Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:15 pm

good plan!

its jst coz my bro uses my mams car which is tha vaxual and he can give me lifts more and my mam drive a galexy but my bro isnt insured.
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Postby NorthSeaMonster » Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:31 pm

I own one of those beasts and you should get it in. Don't expect to sit in the passenger seat though...
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Postby thedeadly » Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:07 pm

alternativly , cut off any part of the board that is too long - care with the fins though - you need them !!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby NorthSeaMonster » Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:14 pm

I won't fall for that one again Deadly. Boy did I look like a dork pulling up to the beach. :lol: If you follow that advice you at least have to make it look like a shark bite
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Postby swordie » Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:41 pm

goaonto ebay and track down a set of soft rax... should pick up a set for a tenner or so. I did
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Postby PapaWoolacombe » Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:20 pm

estemof wrote:gaffa!



if you cant duck it... fu*k it!
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Postby Shukiki » Wed Dec 15, 2004 9:12 pm

lol

great advise!!!!!
Yeh im on a budget, i wil only just be able to afford my board (if im lucky!!!)
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Postby purpleandy » Wed Dec 15, 2004 9:55 pm

shouldn't be a problem - i can get my 7'9" into a rover convertible (which is basically a 3 dr 214) by winding the front seat flat and sticking the nose into the footwell. used to run a cavalier and it was a sight longer than the hairdressers car i now own.
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Postby Shukiki » Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:24 pm

lol.
yeh are vaxual needs to be scaped like. My bros geting a new car soon i hope, the probem is tho I think its going to be smaller than this one because i think hes getting a corsa sized car :(
Will that fit a board in?
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Postby blind » Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:46 pm

can get an 8' 6" mini mal into a rover 25 seat down n all that
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Postby malpractice » Thu Dec 16, 2004 12:19 am

I can answer this. I had a mk3 cavalier hatchback and you can get at least 2 9'6" longboards inside and 2 passengers.

1. Take the headrest off the passenger front seat, and the rear seat (i had poverty spec model so this was not a problem)

2. Wind front seat backwards until it is pushing the rear seat (you can get a better angle by sliding the front seat forward)

3. Drop rear seat forward.

4. Open boot.

5. Slide board through so nose touches windscreen.

6. Drive.

Incidentally, I can also confirm that the board will survive a 30mph crash in this configuration with no dings (subject to 10mm board bag).

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Postby Surf Monkey » Thu Dec 16, 2004 1:40 am

thats looks rather nasty mate what happend there :?
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Postby thedeadly » Thu Dec 16, 2004 7:44 am

thats looks rather nasty mate what happend there


longboard through the window by the looks of it - hope you were ok !
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Postby Bigjohn » Thu Dec 16, 2004 7:52 am

Option1/ Empty one tube of "no more nails" onto roof of car, place board on roof, jump up and down on board, go and have a cup of tea then its off to the beach.

Option 2/ Place board on roof of car, stand on board and use a Hilti gun to fire 4 bolts through board and roof. go inside car and put nuts on bolts.

Option3/ Tie leash to rear bumper, drive to beach.

Option4/ Get a bodyboard and a pushbike.
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Postby jamblo » Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:19 am

ford fiesta + 8 ft board + front seat down = sorted + an handy arm rest whilst driving - option of using 1st gear
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Postby u4d18 » Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:29 am

I can get my wife's 8'6" board into a 5 door peugeot 206 and a 5 door corsa.

So should be no problems...

Mate had a 3 door peugeot 106 and could get a 7'6" board in there.

Just drop back seat and front seat and should be sorted....
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Postby [REZ] » Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:02 am

purpleandy wrote:shouldn't be a problem - i can get my 7'9" into a rover convertible (which is basically a 3 dr 214) by winding the front seat flat and sticking the nose into the footwell.


same here..i had to take my gf car to the beach once ...7'8 mini mal in a bettle convertable :?
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Postby Surf Monkey » Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:42 am

im not even gonna try puting my 9.2 longboard in my 3 door corsa think ill stick to straping it to the roof :lol:
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Postby Bigjohn » Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:46 am

Put the car on the board, it'll be easier! :D
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Postby okerre » Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:36 am

Finbar Suanders would be a happy man in this forum... I cant get my 6ft plank in my wifes small corsa....fwak fwak indeed :shock:

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Postby malpractice » Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:42 am

Surf Monkey wrote:thats looks rather nasty mate what happend there :?


Just me driving about 20mph too fast for the corner. Idiot. It was the untimely end of my 189,000 mile munching cav. The board did penetrate the windscreen which I guess absorbed some of the energy, thank you laminated glass!!

I had cuts and bruises and hurt my hand a bit which still gives me a bit of jip 6 weeks on. Mainly my driving ego was severely bruised. (A good thing)
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Postby blind » Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:30 pm

Just me driving about 20mph too fast for the corner.

only 20 ? :wink: that was lucky the BIG FELLA must have been looking after you that day , glad you and your board were ok :D
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Postby Paddy.James » Thu Dec 16, 2004 5:08 pm

Buy a soft rack?
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Postby Shukiki » Thu Dec 16, 2004 5:21 pm

lol. sweet crash mate. So do you all think you can fit a 8- mini mal into a clio? and have it safe for a just passed learner driver driving the car?
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Postby Bigjohn » Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:29 pm

blind wrote:Just me driving about 20mph too fast for the corner.

only 20 ? :wink: that was lucky the BIG FELLA must have been looking after you that day , glad you and your board were ok :D


Nope, wasn't me, I was far too busy lookin after mi self! :lol:
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Postby NicR » Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:12 pm

http://loose-fit.com/product_info.php?c ... cts_id=288

here u go Shukiki, with this ul have no probs getting ur board to the beach, make sure to take the wheeks off before u get in.

Use ur £5 gift voucher
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