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Trip to Home Depot

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by kevincwelch, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    Couldn't do this in the old car. (Much to my chagrin, one of the carpet screws under the seat popped off. Another item to the list....)

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  2. steve841

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    No way, no chance ... .EVER ... you'd see that in my S! Im already picturing that 4x6 sliding into the 17" during a regen.

    Dude, you are crazy! I'd have paid some guy at HD to drive it home for me .... or better yet a neighbor.
     
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I believe there is a serious market for a real screen protector here. 5 mm thick aluminium.
     
  4. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    Ah, please!

    Had my arm and elbow protecting it constantly. Besides...they're 2x6's.

    It's not a museum, you know! :)

    And funny how a 2 minute vacuum and wipe made it look new again.


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    I would have done the same. WITH ADEQUATE PADDING!
     
  6. slindell

    slindell Model S Sig #353

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    First week after buying my Model S Sig I moved a toilet, sink and new under-sink cabinet. Lots of space with the read seats down.
     
  7. ggr

    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29

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    We just hit Ikea and had an armchair, footrest and bookcase inside. It used up all the trunk for the big stuff, and a little bit of the frunk for the various covers. I should have taken a picture.
     
  8. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    I had padding against the lift gate as well as around the wood to protect the seats.

    No way regen would have caused any of those boards to move forward.

    This is a blue collar car on the weekends, baby.

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    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    FWIW, I agree and my car, as beautiful and fancy as it is, is a workaday car. That said, if you weren't a bit nervous that you might have a sudden stop b/c a dog runs in front of you or another car abruptly stops or something, then you weren't thinking this through very well. You clearly chose to take the risk, I take risks too, just not sure I like the idea of that board driving into the touch screen...maybe a couple of tie down straps or something would have reassured me.
     
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    Good for you, Kevin. A car is meant to be driven and used the way the driver intends - awesome pic!
     
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    I just put a stack of 10 foot bamboo poles in my S :)
     
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    Way to go Kevin! I'm going to haul stuff around too. Good to see your pic.
     
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    Should have seen the look on the crews face when I took the 110Lb Jack hammer out of the trunk of the roadster on a scout.
     
  14. kevincwelch

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    Well, I don't like that idea of a board flying into the touch screen either. But, that's not the point.

    Was a 2 mile trip at max speed 35. Plus, my right arm would have effectively prevented any injury to the screen.

    I know my route; I thought it through.

    This is going to be great working car!

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  15. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    Did you have to fold down the front seat or did you just run then up the middle?

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  16. dflye

    dflye S Sig Perf 414, VIN 814

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    Heh, reminds me of taking a trip to HD with son to pick up a batch of 12' treated 2x4's; folded one side of the back seat down, closed the trunk down as far as it would go, and just had son sit in back and keep an eye on things. Only about a 7 mile drive, but definitely a bit light on the accelerator going up the freeway onramp!
     
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    Awesome repurposing of child seat protectors.
     
  18. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    I knew they would be useful for something!
     
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    I concur!
     
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    I too had to cringe when thinking of the screen. Glad it all worked out, but I can see a possible product opportunity here. A booty or sock type thing that hooks onto the front seat backs and allows things to slide into it between the seats, preventing them from sliding forward. Like a big condom :biggrin:
     

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