[rescue] How to move an IBM SP using a minivan..

Steve Sandau ssandau at gwi.net
Wed Jul 19 22:00:45 CDT 2006

>>  This is also the same way I moved my complete Nova 840 system
>>(two 6'4" racks + disks + doco) from where I acquired it to my
>>grandparents' place (where it resided until I moved it to RCS/RI
>>in Providence); it moved easier in my minivan than in the box truck
>>I rented when it became apparent that I had to "rescue" it again.
> Totally off track, but I have to say that I was constantly amazed at some 
> of the things I was able to fit into my old Chrysler convertible, with the 
> top down.  I'd pulled out the rear seat and added a couple hooks for 
> tiedown purposes, and it was like having a tiny pickup bed.
> One haul that stands out wasn't the biggest...it was a 13' tall Christmas 
> tree, netted up, sticking out at a 45 degree angle.  Driving that home 
> with a scarf and earmuffs on got some great looks.

Many things are possible. I crashed a Suzuki 360 (bent the front end 
hitting a Dodge pickup) and put it in the back of my '80's Subaru wagon 
to take it to the repair shop. I don't think the tailgate quite closed...


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