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    Inexpensive trailer hitch

    Red Green says "If the women don't find you handsome they should at least find you handy".

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    Brilliant ! Off to find a piece of 4x4 .

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    I bet that gets expensive pretty quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesWaugh View Post
    I bet that gets expensive pretty quick.
    Yeah, my thoughts exactly. It's low money down but the final payment......

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    Reminds me of a felony traffic stop and arrest I did years ago, on a 1970 1 ton Dodge 4x4 pickup, lifted 3 full feet, using red wood 2x4's nailed together to form 4x4's, 3 feet long, and then placed one at each corner between the axle housing and the bottom of the leaf springs, and held at both ends with a two side by side strips of plumbers pipe hanger tape, you now, the 1/2 or so wide metal "tape" with holes punched every half inch or so, those were nailed up and over the leaf springs, and under the axle housings.

    Truck was in CA, with Tennessee plates, and those 2x4's had a real weathered, splintery look to them.
    Owner was not happy when I had the unsafe vehicle towed. Less happy when I put cuffs on him, I was a Fed at the time, and he had a federal warrant on him. Ruined his whole day he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesWaugh View Post
    I bet that gets expensive pretty quick.
    Yes, it certainly wood.
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    I don't mean to pick nits, but shouldn't the ball be made of wood, too? You know, coefficient of expansion, beautiful grain, feng shui, and all that. I'm thinking a nice walnut burl...maybe, quilted maple...

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    I hope this is some kind of sick joke! My head almost exploded the second I saw the picture.

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    Laughable, not even well made example of a disaster waiting to happen.

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    Dueling banjos strumming in the background... hey Bubba, watch this!

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