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    Yep use the tools where they grow is what I always say LOL. They had made the cut across the top and below the door the lower body looked pretty much rotted out over the wheel wells so ripping it loose just required a good solid anchor point Trees are good for that.
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    I used an oak tree in front of our house to pull out an indented front end on my car. Had a neighbor worried the tree would fall over. Um, no. The car would give out long before the tree noticed the load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdurand View Post
    I used an oak tree in front of our house to pull out an indented front end on my car. Had a neighbor worried the tree would fall over. Um, no. The car would give out long before the tree noticed the load.
    Any Oak tree much larger than a 5 inch sapling can withstand abuses you can not imagine. just wrap something around them to protect against cutting into the bark and place it as low to the ground as possible, and you'll break a 3/8" winch line before you will hurt the tree
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    If someone, while parking, pressed a bit too hard against the rear bumper (remember bumpers?) of one's VW bug, it would bend in until it blocked the cover of the engine compartment making it impossible to open. The usual fix was a rope loop through the bumper and around a utility pole, then whip that little 40+ HP engine and strain the bumper out to proper shape.

    I did have one concerned older lady who worried very vocally that I was going to pull the pole down and cut off her electricity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    If someone, while parking, pressed a bit too hard against the rear bumper (remember bumpers?) of one's VW bug, it would bend in until it blocked the cover of the engine compartment making it impossible to open. The usual fix was a rope loop through the bumper and around a utility pole, then whip that little 40+ HP engine and strain the bumper out to proper shape.

    I did have one concerned older lady who worried very vocally that I was going to pull the pole down and cut off her electricity.
    She couldn't see the advantages of power pole down! She would have a free Phyllis Diller hair doo.

    That removal of the rusted part rear end body reminds me of an old ad, we had here, for a subaru brumby.

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    I brought home a huge maple log that was 2 across and 6.5 long in the bed of my truck once. I wrapped a rope around the log several times and made a few passes around one of my oak trees that was about 1 diameter and drove the truck out from under the log. The oak never even budged.


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