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Old 07-12-2007, 04:36 PM
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I recieved an email from a friend containing this story.

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My Friends, I give you -
THEDUMBEST GIRL ON EARTH!

Thispicture is real - not doctored in any way - and was taken by a TransportationSupervisor for a company that delivers building materials for 84 Lumber. Whenhe saw it in the parking lot of IHOP, he went to buy a camera to take pictures.








Thecar is still running, as can be witnessed by the exhaust.

Thedriver finally came back after the police were called, and was found crouched behindthe rear of the car, attempting to cut the twine around the load! Luckily, thepolice stopped her and had the load removed .

The materials were loaded at Home Depot. Their store manager said they made thecustomer sign a waiver.

Whilethe plywood and 2X4's are fairly obvious, what you can't see is the back seat,which contains - are you ready for this? - 10 bags of concrete @ 80 lbs. each.

Theyestimated the load weight at 3000 lbs. Both back tires exploded, the wheelsbent and the rear shocks were driven through thefloorboard.



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Old 07-12-2007, 04:39 PM
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Hello Gieco?
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Old 07-12-2007, 05:03 PM
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drugs. notice the person in the passenger seat passed out.

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Old 07-12-2007, 05:19 PM
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The beaners do that all the time here in Phoenix.
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Old 07-12-2007, 06:33 PM
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The pic is real. It's been around for a while. The story may be an urban legend.
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Old 07-12-2007, 09:35 PM
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I saw this story about 3 years ago, supposedly happened in the vicinity of Waldorf, MD.
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:09 PM
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Real life. Lumber yard I worked at in 1985 as a high school senior...

Guy in his mid-50s pulls into the yard and says he needs 20 bags of Portland cement -- at 94 lbs. each. Believe me, they were 94 lbs. since I had to load them off pallets most of the day.

We say ok. He asks us to deliver them. Send him into the sales office to schedule it. He comes out cursing about how we're effing this and effing that because the delivery charge was $50. Back then, not a small chunk of change.

Eff that, he says, I'll take them home myself. Leaves the yard and returns with a 1-2 yr. old Chevy Celebrity. Can still see it. Maroon with the Maroon interior. Tells us (me and another 18 year old kid,) put them in here. Kenny (owner's son) and I look at each other and say, don't think that's a good idea. They're not going to fit.

Listen kid, I told you to put them in the car. I'm not making 2 trips back here. Get them in the effing car. Respect your elders, we start bringing them out. He opens the back doors, not the trunk, and says start in there. So, we start loading.

4 bags, no problem. They fit. Squish the velour a little. No biggie. 6 bags fit. 8 bags are tough to get them in the doors, but we manage. He moves the bench seat up. Throw some on the floor. we get 4 more in the back and 3 more in the front seat, when Kenny's dad comes running with an assault of F-bombs of his own.

What are you doing? You're effing crazy. That car can't take the weight.

GD, I bought them. I'll be dammed if you'll charge me to deliver them, and I ain't coming back.

Well we're not putting another bag in there. Guys, start unloading.

You will not, and he opens the trunk and goes to close the doors...

Celebritys were among the original unibody constructions. The doors won't close. The middle of the car has pinched.

Uh-oh. We kids look at eachother wondering if we should run. The guy is slamming his doors trying to get them to catch. Kenny's dad's yelling, "that POS ain't got no frame you moron."

Long story, not as long, we unload the cement. The guy gets a refund, bungees the doors, drives away. 2 weeks later I'm back at college and never did find out what happened (lawsuit, etc.)
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mb_24,

Unibody cars have been around a lot longer than the mid-1980s.

Anyway, back in '81 or '82, a friend was parting out a 1970 or '71 Camaro that had a big block/turbo 400/12-bolt rear drive train The second person that answered the ad he'd placed for the parts showed up and left a deposit, promising to return with his brother's pickup truck. And return he did, with a his brother and his VW pickup.

VW pickups were based on the same unibody platform as the Rabbit, and were intended for moving light, bulky loads. My friend, who ran a fairly successful auto repair shop at the time, tried explaining to them that placing some 1600 lbs of cast iron and aluminum in the VW's bed was not an especially good idea, but both brothers insisted.

The last we saw of them, they were heading towards the NJ Turnpike, with the rear of the truck literally dragging on the pavement and occasionally emitting sparks as the VeeDub's unibody bounced over the bumpy pavement.
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Fubar512 - 7/13/2007 9:28 AM

mb_24,

Unibody cars have been around a lot longer than the mid-1980s.
Fubar, my bad. Should have gone to wikipedia first. Whoda thunk that the Nash back in 1941 was the first mass produced US car to offer it, and even the GM F-bodies (Camaros and Firebirds of 67-81) used unibody structure.

Always thought it came in vogue in the US with the GM Xs (Citation, Phoenix, etc.)
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AFAIK, all Mopar cars dating back to the 1960s (yes, even those big-boat Chrysler New Yorkers and Imperials) were unibodies, as were the Ford Falcon/Fairlane/Mustang/Torino and their Mercury counterparts.

The GM F bodies, 1967-2002, were also unibodies, with the first generation ('67 through '69) built off the X-car (Nova) unibody.

All Rambler (later, AMC) cars were likewise unibodies, and they based all of them, from the full-size Ambassador wagons to the 2-seater AMX pony cars, on the same basic platform!

You were probably thrown off by the much-maligned GM Citation/Skylark/Omega/Phoenix X-bodies that were introduced in 1979. They were the first domestically-produced GM cars to feature both unibody construction and front-wheel drive, and yes, they were junk right from the get-go.
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awaiting the "donkey pulling cart" picture.....
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I know I've seen that pic of the car and load of sheet goods many times before........I don't believe it for a moment! For starters, there isn't enough ROPE not twine to hold that load to the car! Secondly, there isn't a chance in helll that load wouldn't have blown out the side windows! Thirdly, there isn't a chance in helll that load wouldn't have crumpled in the quarter panels from the load to the roof! Fourthly, there is NO WAY that car's front tires would have been touching the ground! And the clincher has to be, there is NO WAY that load could have been put on any other way then by a fork lift, well where is the damage from the forks? The donkey one I buy into, but not the car one.
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Old 07-15-2007, 12:18 AM
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looks like theres a pallet underneath it thats how they put it on and it would stay as long as the car didnt move (IF it could) and with a pallet it would have crushed in the center of the roof and back glass yes but the sides of pallet were over the sides of the windows so i think the windows would have stayed intact. I would say picture is real but it was probably a stunt.
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I know I've seen that pic of the car and load of sheet goods many times before........I don't believe it for a moment! For starters, there isn't enough ROPE not twine to hold that load to the car! Secondly, there isn't a chance in helll that load wouldn't have blown out the side windows! Thirdly, there isn't a chance in helll that load wouldn't have crumpled in the quarter panels from the load to the roof! Fourthly, there is NO WAY that car's front tires would have been touching the ground! And the clincher has to be, there is NO WAY that load could have been put on any other way then by a fork lift, well where is the damage from the forks? The donkey one I buy into, but not the car one.
its true according to snopes

http://www.snopes.com/photos/automobiles/lumber.asp
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Old 07-15-2007, 11:58 AM
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Looks real only because there are too many consistencies in the lighting and color to make it seem fake. I don't understand why the glass didn't implode etc., but it seems real.
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wow too funny
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That pic is bogus, there is no way that 2 strands of poly twine front to back are holding all that weight.
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NJFISH - 7/16/2007 4:35 PM

That pic is bogus, there is no way that 2 strands of poly twine front to back are holding all that weight.
I'm with ya, but all the other pieces of the picture (shadows and color) seem legit. If it is shopped, it was a great job.
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