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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    shit loads of bubble wrap and old swannies would be my pick LOL.
    My thoughts too, not a fan tbh

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    It’s more of a compartment to store stuff like jumper leads, tow rope, tools or any valuable items you don’t want to leave in the back of your car.
    The fact that it fits a rifle is a bit of a bonus and might come in handy in a few situations. I drove 25 kms on a dusty gravel road yesterday and there was no dust inside the compartment

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    Don't let anyone crash into ya!

    How many beers does it fit?
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    Warm Barrels!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300_BLK View Post
    Don't let anyone crash into ya!

    How many beers does it fit?
    Yeah you’d be right pissed of if someone rear ended ya!

    Heaps of beers if ya like warm beer

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300_BLK View Post
    Don't let anyone crash into ya!
    A decent towball can help protect the rear of the ute.

    A new near Ford Falcon died when it hit to towball on my ute.
    Pushed the towbar rail one millimeter forward.
    Punched towball through the grill and radiator of the Falcoln.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohawk .308 View Post
    Yeah you’d be right pissed of if someone rear ended ya!

    Heaps of beers if ya like warm beer
    Especially your boat
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
    A decent towball can help protect the rear of the ute.

    A new near Ford Falcon died when it hit to towball on my ute.
    Pushed the towbar rail one millimeter forward.
    Punched towball through the grill and radiator of the Falcoln.
    You've reminded me of an incident way back in the 70's.

    11pm, stopped at a stop sign in Palmy. Holden stationwagon comes up behind me and rear ends me in my Austin. Big bloody towbar arangement stops them cold. Bloody drunks.
    The Holden is a wreck. It has to be towed. Drive my Austin home, but feels a bit weird.
    Crawl under it next morning and see the chassis arches over the rear axle have taken a hit. Fortunately there's enough movement in driveshaft slines and gearbox mounts to not have punched anything catastophically.
    Insurance sees my trusty steed into the chassis alignment shop. Get it back a fortnight later and head off down town to go shop. I tThe ke a corner too close to the curb (where there's a big pedestrian crossing), and the car lurches in the air and makes a horrible graunching sound.

    I get out and have a nosey under the car.

    Chassis shop are missing one half of their chassis straightening machine. Its still clamped to my left hand chassis rail!!!
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    There's also this option

    https://youtube.com/shorts/GIImb78VyKQ?feature=share

    Bit of work involved but pretty inconspicuous.
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    That is very clever

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    Although not applicable to a lot, especially those with a flat deck. It does raise the question of a vehicle mounted safe to suit a couple of rifles, especially seeing as laws around transport will only get more strict I would imagine. Has anyone come up with anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeseclip View Post
    . It does raise the question of a vehicle mounted safe to suit a couple of rifles, especially seeing as laws around transport will only get more strict I would imagine. Has anyone come up with anything?
    If mounting a safe I'd be trying to get it between your axles, hanging out the back of your tail gate is asking for them to get knocked around no matter how much padding you use. Am still trying to figure out a simple safe mounting that can be swapped to another car without to much faffing around

 

 

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