benswing
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iMiEV as workhorse

Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:07 am

Who knew our little car could handle so much work!?!?

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Anyone else used your i for heavy duty towing or lifting?
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Zelenec
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:18 am

Sure we do!

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JoeS
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:45 am

benswing, great photo :!:
I added a small stainless eye on the inboard sloping edge of the hatch (so as not to ding one on the head) in order to attach a rope or bungie to hold the hatch down when it's partially open. Hey - we don't have exhaust fumes being sucked back into the cabin :mrgreen:

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aarond12
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:07 pm

What a great little hack. I had to look closely to realize that was not a factory eyelet.
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aarond12
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:26 pm

Zelenec wrote:Sure we do!

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Your photo 403's out (authentication needed) on our computers. Try uploading the image to IMGUR.COM. They even give you a IMG tag link for BBCode systems like this one.
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iDriver
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:49 pm

benswing.

your picture is amazing. :D thanks so much for posting it. Very fun!

gatedad11
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:34 am

Very interesting, I would not have bet you could do that with IKEA furniture that large...

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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:03 pm

Don't go over a bump with that load resting on the rear window.

Zelenec
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:59 pm

Hope pic is visible now:

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aarond12
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:25 am

Yep; we can see it now! I like the roof rack you have attached. Keeps the mattresses from scratching up your roof!
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