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Post Options Post Options   Quote sailor.jon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jan 05 at 7:07pm

i like maxims idea. tow it on the ground behind the car to the coast then sail it where u want to go, sea passage in a Topper COOL!
i'll even do it 4 you, tho if u do ever want ur boat back again i don't advise it, :P:P



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1: Toppers are melted together when they are made so...   ...just cut it up into bits and store them in little nooks and crannys in your car, then aslong as you have numbered each bit you could just melt them back together!!

2: Tape it to the roof just infront of the roof box side ways, then drive off a hill and glide there. (toppers sideways create great aerofoil shapes!) 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote mahany Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan 05 at 1:13pm

Try an extra round trip!

Cheaper than getting a tow bar & even if you borrow a trailer you would need to return it.

Probably still cheaper than using a courier / shipper

Just expensive in your time, but then again you get to see more of the best part of Britain i.e. Scotland

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ChrisJ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan 05 at 5:15pm

I have seen a Laser on top of a MG Midget softop.
A neat scaffolding arrangement supported on the 4 corners of the car on the bumper supports, with the Laser on top. Allowed the hood to be up or down.

A Peugeot 800 series thingy, and probably other large estate cars (Volvo 70) is quite big enough to put an Oppie in the back. Would they fit a Topper instead?

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote *GM* Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan 05 at 7:43pm
You could always just sail the roof box.......
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harry44981! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan 05 at 8:02pm
yeh buts thats an oppie...
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andy2000 you have a pm.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jan 05 at 1:49pm

I once transported a Topper in the back of a Cortina Estate - you couldn't shut the hatch back but it was OK for a short distance.

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Remove the bung and insert an industrial vacuum pump up it's bunghole (!) start vacuum and simply roll topper up like a kip-mat. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil eltringham Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jan 05 at 11:30pm

Or, if you fill it with helium it might float, so you could use the painter to tie it to the car toe loop and hey presto - no need for a tow bar or trailer. 

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