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Old October 5th, 2012, 04:24 PM
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FYI a D90 tub will just fit on a 1999 Audi A6 roof rack. ;)

Southbound with parts.

Tub on top
2 pairs of doors and a rear SW door in the boot.

Getting a LOT of odd looks. Ha ha

The KEEN eye for all things winter romp will recognize this parking lot. Free cookie to the first to guess it.

The Audi's coolant expansion tank decided to puke all over right before this exit and with the most convinence ever there is an Audi dealer RIGHT here. New tank, bleed the system in their parking lot while a couple techs chatted with me - ready to keep trucking south!

Not sure if the rover parts convinced the Audi to die or if its just an old Audi with 199k miles.
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Old October 5th, 2012, 04:29 PM
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Too funny. I saw the pic in the other thread and was about to ask you if that was our parking lot - that's where Jarek and Adrian parked - for Winter Romp, then read your post in the other thread.

I'll bet you're getting some looks while going down the road with that on the roof! I wonder if this will technically count as a "sighting" if someone snaps a pic of you on the highway.

Good luck on the rest of the trip.


(figured I'd move my post over here from your other thread).
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Old October 5th, 2012, 07:21 PM
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Where are you headed with the tub?
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Old October 5th, 2012, 09:52 PM
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HAHAHA, I love it! Only in ME would you see this......
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Old October 5th, 2012, 09:54 PM
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That is sooo redneck!
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Old October 5th, 2012, 09:55 PM
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Well I'm meeting him in the middle of jersey for one pair of thoses doors.........hopefully nothing else dies on the Audi
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Old October 5th, 2012, 10:06 PM
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Made it to Plainfield CT just now - comfortably sitting in my room at the Holiday Inn Express.

The Audi is strong like bull - she's a champ and I feel will do just fine!

The tub and rear door are going to Tom M here on the forums, dropping them off tomorrow here in CT.

One set of doors to Jersey and another set to VA - buyer is picking them up outside of Philly.

It's a fun adventure and the looks I'm getting are priceless. One passenger in a P38 gave a big thumbs up - obviously knew what he was looking at. Had one guy at a gas station ask .... Wait for it.... You know it's coming.... "What kind of JEEP does that fit?" *SMACK*
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Old October 5th, 2012, 10:22 PM
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I can only image your MPG with that thing on the roof. Im sure the engine is working just a bit harder to push that brick through the air at highways speeds.
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Old October 5th, 2012, 10:43 PM
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Is anyone near the Plainfield Holiday Inn Express who could swing by Doug's car tonight for me? I highly doubt he brought it into his room with him.
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Old October 5th, 2012, 10:53 PM
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Josh, while I did have to load it on the car alone (wouldn't recommend that even if you're feeling rugged) I didn't really think they'd like me dragging it through the lobby - the car is safely parked under my window, alarm on and I'm armed.

Plus you'd be a while trying to undo all the lines and straps. Even with a knife - that thing is on there.

The trip computer says I'm getting about 22 mpg. Not bad for a big A6, automatic with half a D90 stuffed inside and above. I will note though that at 65 she rolls along well... I did push here along with traffic through MA at 75-80mph and she was working a LOT harder and didn't want to stay in overdrive much at all.

Here she is at the hotel. I just get such a laugh out of seeing that thing on the roof.
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Old October 5th, 2012, 11:21 PM
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Ha, I did that with my series tub and my old honda accord in the late 90s.
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That is sooo redneck!
Haha that's nothing! I carried a D1 rear door on the top of my Passat sedan. Wish I had a wagon and a roof rack. Have also carried a D1 ARB bumper in the back with the seats folded down. Another time I fit a 4.0 block in the trunk. It also fits an LT230 and LT77.. My poor car it's a parts getter, needless to say it gets practically double the gas milage of the disco.

Got to love German engineering!
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Old October 6th, 2012, 08:42 AM
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That is great. I had an allroad for a bit (only Audi big wagon with manual gearbox) and that car was pretty quick with the 2.7T. Great sleeper 'cause it looked like a soccer mom rig save for the 18" Sportecs and dropped an inch.

Audi had some great cars in the 90's and the 00's. The ones today seem a little soft/boring.
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My friends poor kids! They think there Dad is building a Defender.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 08:59 PM
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Just wanted to say thank you Doug! Doors are perfect for me. Delivery was first class and the price was great!
Now I just need to get ahold of some middle row doors and I can start painting!
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Old October 6th, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Thanks to you both for buying the parts and putting them to use! The last set of doors gets picked up here in Villanova tomorrow morning about the time I head to the airport to catch my flight. Sorry I could not meet the buyer on those but I am sure he will be happy.

It was a fun trip.

I like the strong girl pose there with the tub ha ha. You can really see all the dead bug guts in that photo too! I had no idea I drove through so many. I didn't want to cling wrap the tub as I was afraid it would chafe - they should wash right off. Also there are several layers of heavy tape on the cappings to protect them putting it on & off the racks and setting it down like it is. You may want to get that off before too much weather as the adhesive can be a bugger if it sits for days in water and sun.

Thanks again.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 07:05 AM
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Don't worry about the bugs, it's getting painted anyway.
It was funny that a guy was talking about delivering his boat to Maine and when I asked him what kind? It was a Morris. He has a 36.
Thanks for being so careful with it.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 09:34 AM
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Cool - I do boat deliveries as well

Thanks again.
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Were the doors on the 130 shot? Put a new set of fronts and middles on mine as well.

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Now I just need to get ahold of some middle row doors and I can start painting!
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Old October 7th, 2012, 08:24 PM
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Honestly the doors are definitely fixable. Just the bottom frame on both passenger side doors need to have new sections welded in.
It's strange from the outside they look almost like new doors. But when you get down and look they are rusted up pretty good.
If I don't fi d a good set of middle row doors at a good price soon I will probably attempt the repair on my own.
Just am trying to take the easy way out being I'm planning on painting anyway.
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